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Metsä Fibre and Ahlstrom-Munksjö initiate global safety award

Hosted by US-headed RISI Inc., a global forest industry information provider, the Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards are the only annual global awards that are dedicated to recognizing the achievement of companies, production sites and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. Finland-headed pulp and paper industry majors, Metsä Fibre and Ahlstrom-Munksjö, want to promote safety within the pulp and paper industry and have jointly decided to initiate a global safety award for the sector.

Safety is an important part of employer branding, wellbeing at work and it also creates a competitive advantage. Continuous development and sharing best practices in developing safety is important.

“We started safety cooperation with Ahlstrom-Munksjö a few years ago. By collaboration and sharing best practices we learn from each other and develop the safety of the whole industry. We want to increase the safety level at the mills and among the whole supply chain with systematic and preventative safety work. That’s the main reason we wanted to create this safety awards category. We found that Ahlstrom-Munksjö and RISI are the best possible partners to make this with us,” commented Camilla Wikström, Senior Vice President Production, Pulp Business at Metsä Fibre, here during a site visit to Metsä Fibre’s Äänekoski pulp mill in Ääneskoski, Finland in conjunction with PulPaper 2018 in Helsinki.

The aim of the new safety award is to recognize a pulp or paper production plant for their consistent management and meritorious commitment to occupational safety, long-term performance and to encourage their continuous improvement in safety.

Safety is a shared responsibility. Both Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre are highly committed to safety issues, and we have already safety collaboration. Joining forces in RISI PPI awards and creating a new category for Safety award felt natural for both of us. We wanted to collaborate on a safety award, in order to be in the forefront of safety for our workers and promote safety within the industry, said Rune Årnes Vice President Health & Safety, Ahlstrom-Munksjö.

The 2019 PPI Awards will be held on March 12, 2019, as part of RISI’s 21st European Conference to be held in Vienna, Austria.

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