Sappi Fine Paper North America has been nominated for four awards in the third annual 2011 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards. The PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing these achievements in various sectors.
Sappi Fine Paper North America has been declared a finalist for four awards spanning three different categories. The award nominations are a testament to Sappi's continued investment in both its assets and in creating value added resources for its customers:
Mill Award: Environmental Strategy of the Year Award - The Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine, was recently certified by the Center for Resource Solutions' Green-e® Energy Marketplace program, as a result of a $49M capital investment in renewable energy generation that consisted of upgrades to the recovery cycle equipment and the implementation of other related projects at the Somerset pulp mill. Under the Green-e certification, 100 percent of the electricity used to manufacture Opus web paper at the Somerset Mill is Green-e certified renewable energy.
Environmental Message, Promotional Campaign of the Year: eQ Sustainability Program - eQ is Sappi's industry-leading branded communication platform on sustainability and includes the eQ Microsite, which is designed to elevate readers' environmental knowledge with blog posts, videos and insights into the industry.
Pulp, Paper & Board Product, Promotional Campaign of the Year: Digital Design Center - The Digital Design Center is an innovative web application that allows printers to create custom marketing tools to promote their own digital printing capabilities and Sappi Fine Paper North America's portfolio of digital papers.
Pulp, Paper & Board Product, Promotional Campaign of the Year: Flo Channel/Off Register - The FloChannel/Off Register is an online comedy video series developed to demonstrate how print and alternate media can work together to deliver exciting results in a multimedia campaign. The series features actors from Second City improvisational group and the printed component demonstrates the high quality of Sappi's paper - Flo, as well as innovative printing techniques.