PPI awards winners
Organized by RISI, the leading information provider to the global forest products industry, the PPI Awards was launched in 2009. Due to its success and popularity, it has evolved into an annual event. The PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. It provides a platform that honors the leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the industry.
The 2012 PPI Awards returned to Brussels on November 12, 2012. It was held alongside the CEPI European Paper Week event. In addition, RISI organized an afternoon seminar before the gala dinner which provided valuable insights and information.
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To view the program for the seminar, click here.
About the Awards
The PPI Awards provided an opportunity for pulp and papermakers worldwide to show off their achievements on a global platform. Companies who chose to enter the PPI Awards submitted their entries online for one or more categories. These entries were then judged by an international panel of independent judges. The finalists were chosen and invited to attend a gala dinner where the winners were revealed. Winners were presented with their trophies by the sponsor of each category and a celebrity host.
View the list of award winners.
The PPI Awards gala dinner attracted attendees from various parts of the supply chain and included financial analysts, suppliers, pulp and paper producers, marketing agencies, consultants, international press and associations. The evening provided excellent networking opportunities and access to high level guests from around the world. To view the PPI Awards 2012 attendee list, click here.
Unfold the Future: the forest fibre industry nominated Report of the Year
CEPI's 2050 Roadmap has been nominated in the category Report of the Year at the European Public Affairs Awards. Now in their fifth year, the awards highlight success and encourage best practice throughout the European public affairs community; bringing recognition to individuals, organisations, issues and campaigns. Nominations launch in June and organisations throughout the profession are eligible to nominate both internally and externally until Friday 21 September 2012. Voting opens when the shortlist is announced in October and is open to all individuals working for an organisation listed on the Transparency Register and/or listed in the EPAD Directory.
The results of this year's awards will be announced during the awards dinner on Wednesday 14 November held at the stunning Albert Hall.
CEPI's report is competing with the Environmental Sustainability Report from FoodDrinkEurope and Women on Boards in Europe: from a snail’s pace to a giant leap from The European Women’s Lobby.
The awards provide the following explanation for nominating the Roadmap:
It's not often that a publication by a Brussels trade association causes a stir. The CEPI 2050 Roadmap has. It is frequently used as an example by policy makers, both at the European Commission and in the Parliament. The process of engaging stakeholders and industry representatives was also innovative and much appreciated by the target audiences. The report has united the paper industry internally and given them incentives to think about the future in positive terms.
The final document was supported by a dedicated website and a special Facebook page. The CEPI 2050 roadmap inspired many of CEPI's national members to start their own national roadmap for 2050. It has influenced board meetings in all member countries and many companies in the paper industry sector. Many other industry associations in Brussels are now working on similar reports.