The Sappi Technical Innovation Awards take place annually across Sappi’s global businesses. Started in 2000, the awards programme is aimed at recognising and celebrating the best technical innovation within Sappi. The awards also help drive the creation of sustainable solutions within Sappi, paving the way for the next generation of people, sustainable products and processes.
The award allows Sappi’s mills to demonstrate technical innovation in action across a range of projects. Nominations for the awards need to demonstrate technical innovation, economic impact, market leadership value, product/process impact and customer satisfaction.
The awards which are run globally include regional finals in Europe, North America and South Africa, culminating in a global final.
Sappi Europe announced the winner of its European Technical Innovation Award (TIA) in Vienna on the 2 March 2020. Sappi’s Ehingen Mill in Germany was the winning team with innovative solutions created by a team spanning sales, technical marketing, technology and production who created a range of innovative solutions.
Sappi Southern Africa will host its awards on 11 March 2020 and Sappi North America on 4 March 2020. The Global final this year will be held on 4 May 2020 in Belgium.
Sappi is a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions, in the fields of Dissolving wood pulp, Printing 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 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.
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