BRUSSELS, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, selected the winners of the 2016 PPI Awards. 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.
The winners were announced at the awards dinner on November 21st in Brussels, Belgium at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.
Bio Strategy of the Year Award
Sponsored by Paper360
Environmental Strategy of the Year
Resilience - Managing Risk Award
Sponsored by FM Global
Tissue – Innovation Award
Papelera San Andres de Giles – Felpita Kids
Sponsored by It's Tissue
Global CEO of the Year
Kari Jordan, Metsä Group
Sponsored by StepChange Consulting
Mill Manager Award
Murray Hewitt, Greenpac Mill LLC
Sponsored by Valmet
The Fiber Based Packaging Innovation Award
Mayr-Melnhof Karton Gesellschaft m.b.H. - FOODBOARD
Sponsored by Moorgate Capital
The Water Efficiency Award
Sponsored by NALCO Water
Entries were evaluated by panels of judges who independently reviewed the entries against the award criteria set out in each category. The judges on this year's panel were:
- Adam Bushong, Dell
- Bob Latham, Delphi Projects
- Bodo Kottowitz, Bkay Tissue Advice
- Donna Harman, AF&PA
- Esko Uutela, RISI,
- Ilkka Hiirsalmi, Rollresearch International Ltd.
- John Pollard, Unilever
- Jonathan Roberts, Pryor Roberts Communications
- Kari Vainio, Kolumbus
- Nicholas Mockett, Moorgate Capital
- Richard Donovan, Rainforest Alliance
- Robert Wilson, AMEC
- Rod Young, RISI
For more details on the award ceremony, the judges' panel, or the list of finalists, please visit www.ppiawards.com.
About RISI (www.risi.com)
RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, packaging, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue and nonwovens industries to help them make better decisions.
Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.
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