2020 PPI Awards Winners Announced

Södra takes home two awards in Lisbon

Boston, March 10, 2020 (Press Release) – Fastmarkets RISI, the definitive source of commodity data and insights for the forest products industry, announced the 2020 PPI Awards winners at the awards dinner on March 10th in Lisbon, Portugal at the Sheraton Lisboa Resort during the 2020 European Conference.

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 2020 PPI Award winners are:

International CEO of the Year Award
Sponsored by StepChange Consulting
Jussi Pesonen – UPM

Bringing Paper to Life – Marketing Campaign of the Year Award
Sponsored by Paper First by ENP Publishing
Södra – Södra Does It Again: Innovative Campaign Smashes Targets and Spreads The Word

Environmental Leadership – From Sustainable Forestry to Waste Management
Sponsored by CEPI
Södra – Groundbreaking Solution to Textile Waste

Mill Manager Award
Sponsored by Valmet
Klaus Peller – Mondi Syktyvkar

Packaging Innovation Award
Klabin S.A. – The World’s First Kraftliner Board Made 100% from Eucalyptus Fibers (Hardwood)

PPI Industry Woman of the Year Award
Sponsored by StepChange Consulting
Susanne Oste – Sappi Europe

Risk and Safety Award
Sponsored by FM Global
Mondi Swiecie – Work Safe, Home Safe, Everybody, Every Day.

The Internet of Things & Digitalization Award

Sponsored by Valmet
Mayr-Melnhof Karton Gesellschaft m.b.H. – MMK Digital: Buy Cartonboard Online 24/7

Tissue Product Award
Sponsored by Tappi TissueCon
Hakle GmbH – Grass Paper Towels

Water Efficiency Award
Sponsored by Nalco Water – An Ecolab Company
Domtar – Proof Every Drop Counts

The Metsä Fibre – Äänekoski Bioproduct Mill was also acknowledged with an Honorary Mill of the Future Award. As the largest wood-processing plant in the Northern Hemisphere, the Äänekoski mill is a bioproduct mill, producing 1.3 million tonnes of softwood and birch pulp a year, all while using no fossil fuels. In addition to high-quality pulp, the mill produces a broad range of other bioproducts, such as tall oil, turpentine, bioenergy, product gas, sulphuric acid, biopellets and biogas. Bioproducts manufactured from side streams account for 20 % of the mill’s sales, and this proportion continues to grow.

All entries were evaluated by a panel of judges who independently reviewed the entries according to each category’s criteria.

For more details on the award ceremony, the judges’ panel, or the list of finalists, please visit risi.com/ppiawards.com.

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
Events Marketing Manager
Email: krizzitano@fasmarkets.com


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