BOSTON, March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Fastmarkets RISI, the definitive source of commodity data and insights for the forest products industry, announced the 2020 PPI Awards winners at the awards dinner on March 10th in Lisbon, Portugal at the Sheraton Lisboa Resort during the 2020 European Conference.
The PPI Awards honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry, and are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the sector.
International CEO of the Year Award Sponsored by StepChange Consulting Jussi Pesonen – UPM
Bringing Paper to Life - Marketing Campaign of the Year Award Sponsored by Paper First by ENP Publishing Södra – Södra Does It Again: Innovative Campaign Smashes Targets and Spreads The Word
Environmental Leadership - From Sustainable Forestry to Waste Management Sponsored by CEPI Södra – Groundbreaking Solution o Textile Waste
Mill Manager Award Sponsored by Valmet Klaus Peller – Mondi Syktyvkar
Packaging Innovation Award Klabin S.A. – The World's First Kraftliner Board Made 100% from Eucalyptus Fibers (Hardwood)
PPI Industry Woman of the Year Award Sponsored by StepChange Consulting Susanne Oste – Sappi Europe
Risk and Safety Award Sponsored by FM Global Mondi Swiecie – Work Safe, Home Safe, Everybody, Every Day. The Internet of Things & Digitalization Award Sponsored by Valmet Mayr-Melnhof Karton Gesellschaft m.b.H. – MMK Digital: Buy Cartonboard Online 24/7
Tissue Product Award Sponsored by Tappi TissueCon Hakle GmbH – Grass Paper Towels
Water Efficiency Award Sponsored by Nalco Water – An Ecolab Company Domtar – Proof Every Drop Counts
The Metsä Fibre – Äänekoski Bioproduct Mill was also acknowledged with a surprise Honorary Mill of the Future Award. As the largest wood-processing plant in the Northern Hemisphere, the Äänekoski mill is a bioproduct mill, producing 1.3 million tonnes of softwood and birch pulp a year, all while using no fossil fuels. In addition to high-quality pulp, the mill produces a broad range of other bioproducts, such as tall oil, turpentine, bioenergy, product gas, sulphuric acid, biopellets and biogas. Bioproducts manufactured from side streams account for 20 % of the mill's sales, and this proportion continues to grow.
All entries were evaluated by a panel of judges who independently reviewed the entries according to each category's criteria.
For more details on the award ceremony, the judges' panel, or the list of finalists, please visit risi.com/ppiawards.com.
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