The shortlist categories are divided into FOUR groups:

Excellence Categories – These categories look at achievements in our  core areas of excellence and include everything from Covid-19 Response to Social Impact.

Sector Excellence – These categories look at achievements within each individual market sub-sector and can include everything from notable business expansion through innovation to diversity and environmental initiatives.

Firms of the Year – These categories look at achievements by specific types of companies and includes everything from new market entrants to finance and legal firms.

Deals of the Year – The most notable finance and M&A deals from the research period.

 

*Please note that we also have awards for individuals, the winners of which will be announced in our Awards Report alongside the other category winners

Excellence Categories

COVID-19 RESPONSE

  • Aptar
  • Ardagh; Heritage Distilling
  • Belle Cosmic Manufacturing
  • DS Smith; Touchguard
  • Halonix
  • HHS, MMRI and Printex Transparent Packaging
  • Kruger; PMP
  • Universal Packaging

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  • AB Inbev
  • Aldi
  • Amcor
  • Dorset Tea
  • DS Smith
  • H&M
  • Mondi
  • ProAmpac
  • TerraCycle
  • Unilever
  • Waitrose

INNOVATION

  • Amcor
  • AMP; KDP
  • Danimer Scientific; PSI
  • Echo; Smarties
  • IBM
  • PACCOR
  • ProAmpac
  • Stora Enso
  • Valvoline

PRODUCT LAUNCH & R&D

  • AirXcoffee
  • Amcor
  • Belle Cosmic Manufacturing
  • Blueland
  • Colgate
  • Dow; Thong Guan
  • Gel-Pak; BAE Systems
  • Lamb Weston
  • NTFP
  • ProAmpac; Metropolitan Tea
  • Real Water
  • Sonoco
  • Tom’s of Maine

SAFETY

  • Screen; Lintec
  • Zydus Cadila

SOCIAL IMPACT

  • Herbal Essences
  • Kelloggs
  • Mimica Touch
  • SaTH
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • SPC Ardmona
  • Unilever

Sector Excellence

CHEMICALS, ADHESIVES AND COATING

  • Amcor
  • Dunn Paper
  • FILTEC
  • H.B. Fuller
  • Polygiene
  • SAKATA
  • Sinopharm Tech; CY Technology

DESIGN, GRAPHICS AND PRINTING

  • Amcor
  • Digimarc
  • PACCOR
  • Zydus Cadila

EQUIPMENT: PACKERS & FILLERS

  • Kaiser Aluminium
  • Sonoco
  • ULMA Packaging

MARKETS: BEVERAGE

  • AB Inbev
  • Bacardi
  • Ball
  • ButterflyCup
  • Coca Cola
  • Diageo
  • FloWater
  • Nestlé
  • ProAmpac
  • Real Water
  • Scholle IPN

MARKETS: FOOD

  • Amcor
  • Asda
  • Graphic Packaging
  • Hormel Foods
  • JM Packaging; FEI Foods
  • Kraft
  • Mondi
  • Nature Valley
  • ProAmpac
  • Riverford; Parkside

MARKETS: PHARMACEUTICALS

  • Amcor
  • Aptar
  • H.B. Fuller
  • HMBO
  • Neenah
  • NTFP
  • Sonoco
  • Zydus Cadila

MATERIALS: GLASS

  • Ardagh
  • ByQuest
  • Schott
  • Stanpac
  • Stevananto Group

MATERIALS: METAL

  • Ball
  • Damm
  • GSKCH; Albea; EPL Global
  • Hell Energy
  • Kaiser Aluminium
  • Nespresso
  • Proctor & Gamble

MATERIALS: PAPER AND BOARD

  • Arjowiggins
  • Billerud Korsnäs
  • DS Smith
  • Dunn Paper
  • Graphic Packaging
  • Mondi
  • Ranpak
  • Sabert
  • Sonoco
  • Stora Enso
  • Storopack
  • TwinRivers Paper

MATERIALS: PLASTICS

  • Alpla
  • Amcor
  • Braskem; UIC
  • Compostic
  • Danimer Scientific; PSI
  • Dow; Lucro
  • Gneuss
  • Neopac
  • ProAmpac
  • Sana Packaging

PACKAGING SOLUTIONS, LOGISTICS AND SERVICES

  • Amcor; McKinsey
  • AMP; KDP
  • Coles
  • H&M
  • Kroger
  • Mattel
  • Sonoco
  • TerraCycle
  • Tetra Pak

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION

  • Sinopharm Tech; CY Technology
  • Ventiv Design

Firm of the Year

DISRUPTOR

  • Cimex Corp
  • Inuru
  • PT Katalisator Asa Indonesia

FINANCE

  • Bank of America Corp
  • Barclays Plc
  • Citigroup Inc
  • Credit Suisse Group AG
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Evercore Inc
  • The Goldman Sachs Group Inc

LEGAL

  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Jones Day
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

NEWCOMER

  • CLUBZERO
  • Pulpex
  • Tiny ePaper
  • Transcend Packaging

PRIVATE EQUITY/VC

  • Apollo Global Management Inc
  • Bain Capital LP
  • BC Partners LLP
  • Brookfield Asset Management Inc
  • Kelso & Company LP
  • KKR & Co Inc
  • KPS Capital Partners LP
  • Portobello Capital, S.L.

SME

  • Gualapack
  • Pelliconi & C.

Deal of the Year

M&A (Impact)

  • Ardagh Metal Packaging Gores Holdings V merge
  • Chequers Capital acquires Alliance Etiquettes
  • Constantia Flexibles Group acquires Propak Ambalaj Uretim ve Pazarlama
  • Covestro acquires Royal DSM’s resins & functional materials business
  • GIC acquires stake in Altium Packaging
  • Graphic Packaging Holding acquires AR Packaging Group
  • Graphic Packaging acquires Americraft Carton
  • KPS Capital acquires Crown Holding’s EMEA food and consumer packaging business

FINANCE

  • Ardagh Metal Packaging
  • Ball Corporation
  • Berry Global Group
  • Canpack
  • Graphic Packaging International
  • Intertape Polymer
  • Klabin Austria
  • Mercer International
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • Sofima Holding