Smurfit Kappa’s sustainability credentials recognised at PPI awards

Smurfit Kappa says it is proud to have won two awards at the Fastmarkets Forest Product PPI Awards for its sustainability and safety. The awards are dedicated to recognising the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the worldwide pulp and paper sector.

The HYFLEXPOWER project, which is located at the Saillat paper mill in France, took home the ‘Green Energy and Biofuels award. The ‘100 Stories on Safety’, a project created by employees at the Smurfit Kappa Tijuana plant in Mexico which highlights the safety challenges of working alongside machinery, took home the ‘Risk and Safety award.

Saverio Mayer, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Europe, said, “We are proud of winning these two awards in the global PPI awards which has a very high standard of entries. It is great that the hydrogen pilot has been recognised because at Smurfit Kappa, we are focused on reducing our emissions with the best available technology whilst at the same time trialling new technology to help us achieve our Better Planet 2050 goals.”

Juan Pablo Perez, CEO of Smurfit Kappa North America, added, “It is a great honour to see Tijuana’s 100 Stories on Safety project acknowledged at this year’s PPI Awards. Safety is a core value so we felt it was important to reinforce safe behaviour in a new and engaging way from the perspective of our employees working both in plants and offices. It has been a huge success so far and one we are keen to replicate across multiple sites.”

Now in their 14th year, the PPI Awards took place last month in Prague, Czech Republic.

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