Once again honoured with a prestigious award in 2019

Sappi wins Avery Dennison Supplier Distinction Award for the second time in a row

In 2019, Sappi was selected for an Avery Dennison Supplier Distinction Award for the second consecutive year. In doing so, the awarding authority honoured the paper manufacturer’s sustainable conduct, its high-quality products and being a real global supplier. While its group headquarters is in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sappi’s global packaging and speciality papers business supports eight Avery Dennison plants worldwide with numerous products from multiple facilities.

The Sappi team was delighted when they heard the results of this year’s Avery Dennison Supplier Distinction Award. Following an award last year, Sappi’s status as a leading supplier was again honoured with this significant award in 2019. “We were recognised for our excellent quality and for being a truly global supplier supporting Avery Dennison’s growth, especially in the USA. And finally, because of our expanded portfolio following the acquisition of Cham Paper Group,” said Thomas Kratochwill, Vice President Sales & Marketing Packaging and Speciality Papers (Sappi Europe).

All the award-winning companies – including Sappi – stood out in four key areas: sustainability, quality, service and growth. This award is not only extremely relevant for the winners, but also for Avery Dennison itself. Garrett Gabel, Vice President, global finance and procurement, Label and Graphic Materials, said: “This is our opportunity to celebrate suppliers from around the world that meet or exceed our standards for customer satisfaction and performance. Thanks to their dedication to the values highlighted in this program, we are able to continue to collaborate, innovate and ultimately grow with our customers.”

Sappi supplies clay coated kraft papers (CCK), glassine papers and face stock label papers to Avery Dennison, a world leader in pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) materials for labels and graphic applications. The platform for this successful collaboration between the two companies is their long-standing, successful business partnership based on trust. 

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Credit: Avery Dennison

Image: Nick Tucci (Avery Dennison), Gunnar Sieber and Thomas Kratochwill (Sappi) as well as Robyn Buma (Avery Dennison) at the prize-giving ceremony (f.l.t.r.)

About Sappi
Sappi is a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions, in the fields of dissolving pulp, graphic papers, packaging and speciality papers, casting and release papers, biomaterials and bio-energy. As a company that relies on renewable natural resources, sustainability is at our core. Sappi European mills hold chain of custody certifications under the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™) systems. Our papers are produced in mills accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50 001 and OHSAS 18001 certification. We have EMAS registration at 8 of our 10 mills in Europe.  
Sappi Europe SA is a division of Sappi Limited (JSE), headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with 12,500 employees and 18 production facilities on three continents in nine countries, 37 sales offices globally, and customers in over 150 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at www.sappi.com.

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For further information:
Ingo Kaiser
Marketing Communications Specialist Speciality Papers
Sappi Europe
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