APCO Awards 2020: Industry sector winners announced
VIDEO: PKN publisher Lindy Hughson sits down with Meredith Epp, industry partnership manager at APCO, as she announces the Industry Sector winners in the annual APCO Awards.
PKN also spoke to CEO Brooke Donnelly about the awards programme who noted that in what has been an extremely challenging year for the industry like the one just past, the achievements of this year's winners really stand out.
"The awards are a milestone for the industry and the perfect opportunity to look back at everything we have achieved compared to last year," she said.
"For the APCO team, we have released Our Packaging Future, the roadmap towards achieving the 2025 National Packaging Targets and the Monitoring Program for how we will measure our progress," Donnelly said.
This year APCO will unveil three new categories to celebrate projects that are helping Australia reach the 2025 National Packaging Targets. The new Our Packaging Future Awards will highlight best practice sustainable packaging education, improved collection and recycling systems, and end-market development.
Other categories to be announced include the five Outstanding Achievement Awards that recognise the highest performing organisations in Industry Leadership, Packaging Design for Recoverability and Sustainable Packaging Operations.
Also returning this year is the APCO Sustainability Champion Award, which recognises people that make a tangible difference in sustainable packaging
These awards will be announced today (18 November) during a virtual awards ceremony staring at 3pm AEST. APCO members can register here to attend.
"Every year we are struck by some organisations that go above and beyond and some organisations are now showing particularly impressive leadership. Congratulations to this year's winners, who have delivered some exceptional results."
Winners: APCO Industry Sector Awards 2020
Agriculture and nurseries
Rivalea (Australia) Pty Ltd
Airline, accommodation and tourism
Qantas Airways Limited
Chemicals, hardware and machinery
Colourtrend Paints (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.
Kyocera Document Solutions Australia Pty Ltd
Food and beverage
Chobani Pty Ltd
General merchandise and apparel
3M Australia Pty Limited
Healthcare and scientific
ABC Tissue Products Pty Ltd
Logistics and warehousing
CHEP Australia Pty Ltd
Packaging manufacturers and suppliers
LyondellBasell Australia Pty Ltd
Optus Pty Ltd
Philip Morris Limited