We continue to achieve excellent recognition for the coordinated efforts, made together with other customers, to achieve our innovation objectives. We are pleased to share some examples of this external recognition for our innovation achievements.
Triple success at the 2011 WorldStar Packaging awards
Smurfit Kappa in France, Norway and the United Kingdom has each been awarded the highest international packaging tribute with a 2011 World Packaging Organisation, WorldStar award. Winning awards in the food, beverage and household categories, demonstrates our approach to innovation as being totally customer driven, whatever their market or location.
The WorldStar awards are made on the judges' consensus that a package was the most superior entry in its own right, and displayed the best execution and innovation in its category.
Awarded the Johnson and Johnson ‘Dashboard’ Gold prize
Smurfit Kappa in Colombia has won the 2010 Dashboard Gold prize awarded for outstanding supplier performance in the area of innovation and sustainability. Johnson and Johnson permanently invite, encourage, measure and value every effort that is made in innovation, and we have delivered this consistency winning the same award in 2009, 2006 and 2007 also.
We placed one of our designers inside Johnson and Johnson and worked with another other supplier to optimise the corrugated and folding carton packaging for two of their leading products. The resulting design led us being jointly awarded the Johnson and Johnson´s JOHSCAR award, the most important recognition in innovation for the company´s suppliers.
Winner of the Danone Supplier award in the ‘Best Productivity Idea’ category
In March 2011, the Danone ‘Supplier of the Year’ awards ceremony was held in Barcelona where Smurfit Kappa in Spain was awarded the winner in the “Best Productivity Idea” category. At the same awards we were also nominated for the ‘Best Global Supplier’ award.