Holmen Paper Madrid has won the ‘Water Efficiency Award’ for the mill’s work on efficiencies and reductions in water consumption. The prestigious accolade is one of 12 announced at the PPI Awards, which are held annually by Pulp and Paper International in partnership with RISI.
The competition is the only global contest that presents awards to and puts the spotlight on companies, mills and individuals in the paper and pulp industry. It can be compared to the film industry’s ‘Oscars’.
Holmen Paper Madrid won against tough competition from factories in Denmark, Brazil, Canada and the USA. The judges were looking for the mill that had clearly cut usage of raw water and made best possible use of process water filtration, circulation and reuse.
The award was announced in Brussels on 16 November and accepted by Francisca Pérez, environmental manager at Holmen Paper Madrid.
"We are extremely pleased with this award. It recognises the importance of our work on cutting water consumption," says Francisca Pérez.