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23 Sep 2011

Smurfit Kappa Group shortlisted for six PPI Awards

Smurfit Kappa has been shortlisted for six PPI Awards demonstrating on-going commitment to sustainability and innovation.

Smurfit Kappa Group plc (SKG), one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of paper‐based packaging products, with operations in Europe and Latin America, has been shortlisted in 6 categories at the 2011 PPI Awards.

SKG has been selected in every category for which the Group submitted an entry. SKG’s nominations include companies, mills and individuals from 6 different regions and activities of the Group’s international operations.

PPI Awards

In their third year, the PPI Awards are the only global awards that recognize the achievements of the paper and packaging sector. This year’s winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 15 November in Brussels.


Smurfit Kappa’s 6 nominations, listed below, reinforce the Group’s position as a leading player in the global packaging sector:

  • Environmental Strategy
    Smurfit Kappa Carton de Colombia
  • Environmental Strategy
    Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorfer
  • Innovative Product of the Year
    Euroboard Spezial Kraft
  • Mill Manager
    Karl Heinz Gerlach
    Managing Director
    Herzberger Papierfabrik
  • Water Efficiency
    Los Reyes Mill
  • Managing Risk and Safety
    Mengibar paper mill