2021 PPI Awards Finalists Announced

Winners to be announced during the Virtual Fastmarkets RISI European Conference

Boston, February 17, 2021 (Press Release) – Fastmarkets RISI, the definitive source of commodity data and insights for the forest products industry, has announced the 2021 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 announcement and presentation of the winners will be integrated into the Virtual European Conference, March 8-10th in order to continue to allow an industry celebration in a safe and considerate manner due to Covid-19 limitations.

The 2021 PPI Award finalists are:

International CEO of the Year Award

Sponsored by World BioEconomy Forum

  • Cristiano Teixeira – Klabin
  • Eduardo Posada – Grupo Gondi
  • Miles Roberts – DS Smith
  • Tony Smurfit – Smurfit Kappa Group
  • Walter Schalka – Suzano

Environmental Leadership – From Sustainable Forestry to Water Efficiency
Sponsored by Nalco Water

  • APRIL Group – Launch of APRIL2030
  • Klabin – KODS goals and evidence of reduced emissions and water consumption, and the reuse of waste from the units
  • Mondi – Mondi Swiecie – Contributing to a better world by making packaging and paper that is sustainable by design
  • Progroup – Sandersdorf-Brehna Mill
  • Smurfit Kappa Forney Mill – Waterborne Coatings

Packaging Innovation Award

  • DS Smith – Brrr Box
  • Mondi – MailerBAG and EnvelopeMailer
  • Smurfit Kappa Germany – Twin Kraft with Twin™ ABC Technology
  • Smurfit Kappa Mexicali – MLT203 Toner Cartridge
  • Smurfit Kappa Spain – BanaBag®

PPI Industry Woman of the Year Award

  • Elisabet Alier – Alier S.A
  • Gabriella Michelucci – Klabin
  • Malu Pinto e Paiva – Suzano
  • Renee Yardley – Sustana
  • Teresa Presas – Navigator Company

Risk and Safety Award
Sponsored by FM Global

  • Bio Pappel – Risk management as a real competitive factor of success
  • Mondi – Engagement in Risk and Safety
  • RDM Group – Risk & Safety
  • Smurfit Kappa Mexico – Safe behavior & unsafe conditions reporting
  • Suzano – Programa Cuidar (Cuidar Program)

The Internet of Things & Digitalization Award
Sponsored by Valmet

  • Mondi – Plant of the Future
  • Smurfit Kappa Brazil – OCC Stock Control
  • Smurfit Kappa Cali – Electrostatic precipitator UR1 dismantling
  • Suzano – Predictive Detection of Anomalies

To hear the announcements of the PPI Awards winners live, join the Virtual European Conference.


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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