2019 PPI Awards Finalists Announced


Winners to be revealed March 12 at PPI Awards Dinner in Vienna

Boston, February 11, 2019 (Press Release) – Fastmarkets RISI, the definitive source of commodity data and insights for the forest products industry, has announced the 2019 PPI Awards finalists.

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 will be announced at the PPI Awards Dinner on March 12th at the Palais Wertheim in Vienna, Austria, on the second evening of the European Conference.

The 2019 PPI Award finalists are:

Safety Leadership Award
Sponsored by Metsä and Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • 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

Environmental Leadership Award
Sponsored by Valmet

  • 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

Water Efficiency Award
Sponsored by NALCO Water, an Ecolab Company

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

Resilience – Managing Risk Award
Sponsored by FM Global

  • 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
Sponsored by Voith

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

Packaging Innovation Award

  • Asia Pulp & Paper – Foopak Bio Natura
  • Cellutech AB – CellufoamTM
  • 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

Bringing Paper to Life – Marketing Campaign of the Year Award

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

International CEO of the Year Award
Sponsored by StepChange Consulting

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

For more information or to reserve a seat at the Awards Dinner, click here.

About Fastmarkets RISI

Fastmarkets is the leading price reporting, analytics and events organization for global commodities markets, including the forest products sector, as Fastmarkets RISI. Businesses working in the pulp and paper, packaging, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, and nonwovens markets use Fastmarkets RISI data and insights to benchmark prices, settle contracts and inform their strategies worldwide. Along with objective price reporting and industry data, Fastmarkets RISI provides forecasts, analysis, conferences and consulting services to stakeholders throughout the forest products supply chain.

About Fastmarkets

Fastmarkets is the leading price reporting, analytics & events organization for the global metals, industrial minerals and forest products markets. It operates within Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Fastmarkets’ core activity in pricing drives transactions in commodities markets around the world and is complemented by news, industry data, analysis, conferences and insight services. Fastmarkets includes brands such as Fastmarkets MB and Fastmarkets AMM (previously known as Metal Bulletin and American Metal Market, respectively), Fastmarkets RISI and Fastmarkets FOEX. Its main offices are in London, New York, Boston, Brussels, Helsinki, São Paulo, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250 share index. It is a leading international business-to-business information group focused primarily on the global banking, asset management and commodities sectors.

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Kimberly Rizzitano
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Email: krizzitano@fasmarkets.com

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