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PPI Award Winners

Company Awards

Resilience - 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. The asset protection and preservation is becoming more and more important for companies to build a resilient and robust risk management strategy. The industry has made major improvements in its property loss prevention record in recent years. We are looking for a company that has been truly innovative in its approach to loss prevention and has shown an ability to manage its property risk effectively.

Smurfit Kappa Group - Risk Management Team


  • Asia Pulp and Paper - Integrated Fire Management
  • Bio PAPPEL
  • JK Paper - Unit: JKPM, Rayagada
  • Mondi Group
  • Smurfit Kappa Group - Risk Management Team
  • Smurfit Kappa Group - Facture

Tissue - Innovation Award About

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The Tissue Innovation Award 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 S.p.A. - FreshenTech


  • FSCN, Mittuniversitetet, Sweden – Modifying the Kraft Pulping System to Produce a Softwood Pulp Requiring Less Energy in Tissue Paper Production
  • Sofidel SpA – FreshenTech
  • Suzano – Mimmo Brand Launch

Individual Awards

Bringing Paper to Life – Marketing Campaign of the Year Award About

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.

Sodra Cell – Changing Perceptions: Act of a Hero Campaign


  • Bio Pappel – Therapy Book: The Unfinished Homework
  • Sodra Cell – Changing Perceptions: Act of a Hero Campaign
  • Sappi – The Five Second Rule
  • Sappi – True or False?
  • Suzano – Mimmo Launch Campaign in Brazil

International CEO of the Year Award About

Sponsored By

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.

Miguel Rincon, Bio PAPPEL


  • AS Mehta, JK Paper Ltd.
  • Miguel Rincon, Bio PAPPEL
  • Sami Safran, MEPCO
  • Walter Schalka, Suzano

Mill Awards

Environmental Leadership Award About

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The pulp and paper industry has come leaps and bounds on the environmental front over recent years, and is finally getting noticed by the end user as being an industry that cares for the planet. This is mainly due to the fact that a huge amount of effort has been put in by individual mills worldwide. The Environmental Leadership award is a hugely a competitive award, and the winner will be a mill that has shown groundbreaking commitment to the care of the environment, as well as letting the world know just how far it has gone. The winning company will have gone the extra mile and above the call of duty to devise a mill-wide strategy that clearly demonstrates all the important areas of action and enhancement it has made at its facilities to address environmental issues.

Smurfit Kappa Group – SK Roermond Papier


  • Domtar – Windsor Mill
  • Smurfit Kappa Group – SK Roermond Papier
  • Smurfit Kappa Group – SK Corrugated Plants Atlacomulco, Guanajuato and Guadalajara
  • Smurfit Kappa Group – SK Nettingsdorf
  • Resolute Forest Products

Packaging Innovation Award About

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.

Cellutech AB - Cellufoam


  • Asia Pulp & Paper – Foopak Bio Natura
  • Cellutech AB – Cellufoam
  • MM Karton GmbH – Young’s Seafood and Pure Carton, Keeping the Sea Clean
  • Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. – Monadnock Kona Paper & Board
  • Smurfit Kappa Group – Composite Sheet Single Shipper
  • Smurfit Kappa Group – Triangular E-commerce Packaging

Safety Leadership Award About

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Paper and pulp millers have long been striving for consistent management and meritorious commitment of occupational safety and long term performance. Central to the mission statement of the modern mill is a dedication to continuous improvement to safety, with serious advances made in recent years. The winner of this award will be the paper or pulp mill which has made the biggest advances and demonstrated the strongest commitment to workplace safety, becoming real leaders in their field.

Resolute Forest Products - Committed to Fostering a "Total Safety Organization"


  • Century Paper and Board Mills Ltd. Pakistan – Strive Together for Excellence
  • National Gypsum Company – Safety Performance Improvement
  • Resolute Forest Products – Committed to Fostering a “Total Safety Organization”
  • Smurfit Kappa Group – Online Induction for Contractors

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.

Gomà-Camps SAU – La Riba Mill


  • Domtar – Hawesville Kentucky Mill
  • Gomà-Camps SAU – La Riba Mill
  • JK Paper Limited – Unit: JKPM, Rayagada
  • Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Paper Limited – Unit 1