RISI, a Boston-based information services provider for the global forest products industry, has announced winners of the 2017 PPI (Pulp & Paper International) Awards at the CEPI European Paper Week Nov. 29 in Brussels.
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.
RISI partnered with the CEPI European Paper Week to cohost the event, held Nov. 28-30 in Brussels. PPI Awards winners were announced at a dinner on Nov. 29 in Brussels at the Royal Museums of Art and History.
The 2017 PPI Award winners are:
- Innovation in Cellulosic Award
- Processum – Forest Fish
- Environmental Leadership Award
- DS Smith Plc
- Water Efficiency Award
- Soffass – Sofidel S.p.A.
- Resilience – Managing Risk Award
- Smurfit Kappa – Zülpich
- Pulp and Paper Industry Internet of Things Award
- Metsä Group
- Mill Manager of the Year Award
- Pavan Kumar Suri – JK Paper Mills, Rayagada
- Tissue – Innovation Award
- Cascades Tissue Group – Cascades Fluff & Tuff
- Packaging Innovation Award
- Graphic Packaging International – FruitPack
- Bringing Paper to Life– Innovating Printing & Writing Campaign of the Year Award
- Smurfit Kappa Colombia, Cali Mill – CartoPrint
- International CEO of the Year Award
- Berry Wiersum – Sappi Europe SA
Entries were evaluated by a panel of judges who independently reviewed the entries according to each category’s award criteria. The judges on this year’s panel include:
- Adam Bushong, Dell;
- Bob Latham, Delphi Projects;
- Bodo Kottwitz, BKay Tissue Advice;
- Donna Harman, American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA);
- Esko Uutela, RISI;
- John Pollard, Unilever;
- Kari Vainio, Kolumbus;
- Kevin O’Grady, Pinnacle Quality;
- Nicholas Mockett, Moorgate Capital;
- Robert Wilson, American Mortgage and Equity Consultants (AMEC);
- Rod Young, RISI; and
- Stuart Andrews, CDP Worldwide.
For more details on the award ceremony, the judges’ panel or the list of finalists, visit www.ppiawards.com.