Nov. 12, 2012
(Press Release) -
RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, announced the winners of this year's PPI Awards during a gala dinner tonight, November 12, at Le Plaza Hotel in Brussels.
Organized by RISI, the PPI Awards honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry.
Laura Esposto, Italian TV presenter, hosted the gala dinner and presented the winners with their awards.
The PPI Awards 2012 winners are as follows:
Business Strategy of the Year Award
Sponsored by Voith (http://utrk.net/1b5kf/?1976T001FCX)
Environmental Strategy of the Year Award Sponsored by Metso (http://utrk.net/1b5kb/?1976T001FCX)
Green Energy and Biofuels Award
Sponsored by Andritz (http://utrk.net/1b5kc/?1976T001FCX)
- TAMILNADU NEWSPRINT AND PAPERS LTD, INDIA
Managing Risk and Safety Award
Sponsored by FM Global (http://utrk.net/1b5kd/?1976T001FCX)
Sponsored by RISI Marketing Services
- FINCH PAPER, USA - DIGITAL FIELD GUIDE CAMPAIGN
Innovative Product of the Year (Graphic Papers)
Sponsored by HP (http://utrk.net/1b5k8/?1976T001FCX)
- CASCADES FINE PAPERS GROUP, CANADA - CHECKSECUR PLATINUM ENVIROTM
Breakthrough Technology of the Year
Sponsored by CEPI (http://utrk.net/1fav9/?1976T001FCX)
- SANATA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. CANADA - DAS TECHNOLOGY
Global CEO of the Year Sponsored
by StepChange Consulting (http://utrk.net/1b5k9/?1976T001FCX)
- MILES ROBERTS, CEO, DS SMITH, UK
Sponsored by ABB (http://utrk.net/18zor/?1976T001FCX)
- I.N. Guha - BILT GRAPHIC PAPER PRODUCTS LIMITED, BHIGWAN UNIT, INDIA
Environmental Strategy of the Year Award Sponsored by Cargill (http://utrk.net/1bjfc/?1976T001FCX)
- UPM, SHOTTON PAPER MILL, UK
Water Efficiency Award
Sponsored by Kemira (http://utrk.net/1b5ka/?1976T001FCX)
- BILT GRAPHIC PAPER PRODUCTS LIMITED, BHIGWAN UNIT, INDIA
Advances and Innovation in Speciality Papers
Sponsored by Metso (http://utrk.net/1b5kb/?1976T001FCX)
- SAPPI ALFELD GMBH, GERMANY - WHITE LINER FOR CORRUGATED BOARD PRODUCTION
Efficiency Improvements of the Year
Sponsored by Kadant (http://utrk.net/1fwjv/?1976T001FCX)
- MONDI SCP RUZOMBEROK, SLOVAKIA
Advances and Innovation in Sustainable Packaging
Sponsored by Eka (http://utrk.net/1bjfd/?1976T001FCX)
Some of the judges on this year's panel were:
Teresa Presas (CEPI), Martyn Eustace (Two Sides), Rod Young (RISI) and Bob Latham (Delphi Projects).
For more details on the award ceremony, the judges panel, or our list of finalists, please visit http://utrk.net/18rml/?1976T001FCX.
RISI will also be publishing a full report on the event on its website, http://utrk.net/178l8/?1976T001FCX, and in the December issue of PPI magazine.
About PPI Awards (http://utrk.net/18rml/?1976T001FCX)
The PPI Awards provide an opportunity for pulp and papermakers worldwide to show off their achievements on a global platform. Companies who choose to enter the PPI Awards submit their entries online for one or more categories. These entries are then judged by an international panel of independent judges. The finalists are chosen and invited to attend a gala dinner where the winners are revealed. Winners are presented with their trophies by the sponsor of each category and a celebrity host.
About RISI (http://utrk.net/178l8/?1976T001FCX)
Owned by UBM plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions.
Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.
About UBM plc (http://utrk.net/1gb3a/?1976T001FCX)
UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.