Smurfit Kappa shows global leadership in the paper industry at PPI awards

Smurfit Kappa shows global leadership in the paper industry at PPI awards

​ 4th December 2017

Smurfit Kappa has won two prestigious PPI awards, demonstrating its leadership in the global paper industry.

Organised by RISI, the PPI awards recognise the stand-out achievements in the global pulp and paper industry.

Smurfit Kappa operations from both sides of the Atlantic were lauded with the company’s Zülpich  Paper Mill in Germany winning the ‘Resilience – Managing Risk’ award and the Cali Paper Mill in Colombia taking the prize for ‘Bringing Paper to Life – Innovative Printing & Writing Campaign of the Year’.

The Zülpich Mill, which was established in 1873, has an exemplary record in health and safety and a robust risk management strategy. Speaking about the award, Christian Ludwig, Managing Director, said: “We have always had the full support of the Group to build up our resilience strategy to the standard is at today and we are encouraged to take an innovative approach to finding solutions.

“I would like to thank my team in Zülpich for going the extra mile across all activities and our day-to-day business.”

The Cali Paper Mill certainly delivered on the brief of ‘Bringing Paper to Life’ with its CartoPrint school paper display. The vibrant appearance of the product, which was created in a collaboration with the Packaging Division, was inspired by its sustainable forestry origins and the ongoing work to preserve biodiversity that the company carries out.

Luis Vasquez, Sales Manager of the Pulp and Paper Division, said: “The bold colours and multi-sensory CartoPrint display is a talking point in many stores and invites customers to explore it further.

“Like with all our products, we seek to promote the life cycle of paper within a circular economy, while bringing innovation to every stage of the production process.”

Smurfit Kappa maintains full transparency and traceability for the complete fibre flow through the plantations and forests it owns and manages in the Americas, and is the No.1 producer of kraftliner and recycled containerboard in Europe.