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Company Awards

Bio Strategy of the Year Award About

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This award will go to the company that has shown significant and successful progress in the area of using wood, biomass or waste for the creation of bioenergy, biofuels and other non-core products that signify an entrance into the burgeoning "green economy".

Entries should come from companies who are either already implementing strategies in this area, have embarked on pilot projects, have started an investment, or have project plans that are under consideration. Companies should demonstrate the achievements that they are making in new energy strategies that will impact financial performance.

The judges will be looking for a company that has grabbed this opportunity with both hands and is trailblazing a path where others may follow to capitalize on what will be a very lucrative business area for pulp and paper mills of the future. 

BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL)

Finalists

  • BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL)
  • Favini Srl
  • Iggesund Paperboard
  • Resolute Forest Products - Carbon Footprint
  • Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited

Business Strategy of the Year Award About

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This award will be presented to the pulp or paper company that stands out among all others in devising and implementing a successful strategy for running its business. The winner will be the company that has not only made successful investments or divestments, but has addressed the various needs of its customers and markets, whether on a global or regional basis, and is on a solid and secure financial footing for the future.

Metsä Group

Finalists

  • Bio PAPPEL
  • Isiklar Paper Sack
  • Metsä Group
  • Mondi
  • Smurfit Kappa Group

Environmental Strategy of the Year Award About

Whether we like it or not, pulp and paper production has an impact on the environment. However, it is without doubt one of the most responsible industries worldwide and we celebrate this with the Environmental Strategy of the Year Award. The winning company will have gone the extra mile and above the call of duty to devise a company-wide strategy that clearly demonstrates all the important areas of action and enhancement it has made at its facilities to address environmental issues.

Domtar

Finalists

  • Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP)
  • BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL)
  • Bio PAPPEL
  • Domtar
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited

Managing Risk Award About

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The last few years in the pulp and paper industry have been witness to calamitous events, both financial and natural occurrences. The global economic crisis, earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters have had a resounding impact on the industry as a whole. However, risk management covers a lot more than dramatic worldwide events; it covers financial insurance and planning, health and safety of personnel, asset protection and preservation, and a multitude of other activities within the industry. The industry has made major improvements in its property loss prevention, health and safety record in recent years. We are looking for a company that has been truly innovative in its approach to loss prevention and safety and has shown an ability to manage its risk effectively.

Resolute Forest Products - Total Safety Organization

Finalists

  • BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited -BHIGWAN
  • Domtar - Windsor Mill
  • Mondi
  • Mondi Syktyvkar (Russia)
  • Resolute Forest Products - Total Safety Organization

Tissue - Innovative Product of the Year Award About

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The Tissue – Innovative Product of the Year category has been created to highlight some of the incredibly imaginative work carried out by tissue producers to keep an increasingly demanding consumer happy. Of course, the key to this in the tissue market is not just price and quality, but also innovation. This award will be presented to the company that has pulled out all the stops and has produced new products that clearly stand out from the more "commoditized" products on the market. It could be a new product with extra super absorbency, a new idea for a product not seen before, or even a new style of embossing or finishing that really makes a difference. The judges will not only be looking for creativity and inventiveness, but also more importantly examples of real live work that combines those two elements into a vital product for the end-user.

Sofidel – Papernet Bio Tech

Finalists

  • Eurovast - Fior di Carta Lifestyle Tissue Range
  • Gant Innovations Ltd - Adhesive Paper Napkin
  • SCA - Tork EasyCube™
  • Sofidel – Papernet Bio Tech
  • Wausau Paper - Artisan® Premium Green Towel Products

Individual Awards

Bringing paper to life – Innovative Printing & Writing Campaign of the Year Award About

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Print on paper has a lot of advantages on electronic media, for as start you can touch, feel and smell the paper and the ink. This is a fantastic opportunity for an “attack on the senses” which means that paper producers can dream up all sorts of imaginative campaigns to appeal to the end user. The judges will be looking for that special campaign using high quality printings and writings graphic papers that really gets across the versatile use of paper to the end user.

Mohawk - Mohawk Culture of Craft Campaign Supports Makers & Celebrates The Beauty of Print

Finalists

  • Domtar - Project Learning Curve
  • Grupo Gondi - Carnation Shelf Ready Packaging
  • Mohawk - Mohawk Culture of Craft Campaign Supports Makers & Celebrates The Beauty of Print
  • Sappi North America - Sappi North America Supports Charity Ball, An Idea That Matters
  • WASCO

Global CEO of the Year Award About

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This award will be presented to an outstanding individual who has set himself or herself apart in the world of pulp and paper. The winner will be the CEO that has delivered a strong performance and various elements will be taken into account, including overall strategy, financial performance and leadership qualities.

Gary McGann, Group CEO, Smurfit Kappa Group

Finalists

  • David Scheible, CEO, Graphic Packaging Holding Company
  • Gary McGann, Group CEO, Smurfit Kappa Group
  • Li Hongxin, Chairman and CEO, Sun Paper
  • Sami Safran, CEO, Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO)
  • Walter Schalka, CEO, Suzano Papel e Celulose

Mill Manager of the Year Award About

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This award will be presented to an outstanding individual in the pulp and paper business, the often overlooked mill manager. The winner will be a top performer who has combined the intricate balance of running a mill in a productive, efficient and effective way, all the while taking into account stringent environmental and safety factors.

Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO) - Wadia Mohammad Malibari

Finalists

  • BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited - Rajiv Mediratta, Unit Ashti
  • Bio Pappel International - Isaac Rosas
  • Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO) - Wadia Mohammad Malibari
  • Sappi - Mike Schultz, Cloquet Mill
  • SP Fibertechnologies LLC - Karl Christianson, Dublin Mill

Mill Awards

Innovation in Specialty Papers Award About

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Another growth area, speciality papers is an opportunity for pulp and paper companies to really set themselves apart, not only by adding value, but creating products in pharmaceutical, medical and industrial applications that really make a difference to the end-user. The winner of this award will be the mill and R&D team that has been truly creative in coming up with a product/solution that really makes a difference to end-users.

Smurfit Kappa Forney Converting

Finalists

  • BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited
  • Favini Srl
  • ifoodbag AB
  • North Pacific Paper Company
  • Sappi Europe
  • Smurfit Kappa Forney Converting

Innovation in Sustainable Packaging Award About

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As end-users have become more aware of the environmental benefits of paper over plastic, sustainable packaging has emerged as a growth area in the industry. The winner of this award will be the team that has researched, designed, produced and marketed a product that demonstrably opens up new markets and opportunities.

One particular area of note is clearly demonstrating where paper and paperboard can take over the role of plastic.

BillerudKorsnäs - Dissolving Sack

Finalists

  • BillerudKorsnäs - Dissolving Sack
  • BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited - Innovation through product modifications to meet customer requirements
  • ifoodbag AB - ifoodbag
  • Grupo Gondi - GondiFilm
  • Smurfit Kappa Nogales - Corrugated Replacement to foam
  • Smurfit Kappa - SCELPAC

Water Efficiency Award About

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It is a known fact that environmentalists will be looking evermore closely at the way water is used over the coming years as the invaluable resource comes under increasing pressure from a burgeoning global population. And of course water has always been an important topic in the pulp and paper sector. The winner of this award will be the mill that has clearly reduced the need for raw water while at the same time demonstrating that—either by the aid of the latest technology, or by working practice—it is maximizing its usage by filtering, recirculating and reusing its current water consumption.

Bio PAPPEL - Tizayuca Mill

Finalists

  • BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL)
  • Bio PAPPEL International - Prewitt Mill
  • Bio PAPPEL - Tizayuca Mill
  • Smurfit Kappa Culiacan Corrugated
  • Smurfit Kappa the Americas
  • Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited