FINAT Sustainability Awards

The competition (originally called FINAT Recycling & Sustainability Award) was introduced in 2014 to recognize efforts of the industry in paper and film release liner recycling. In 2021 the competition was renamed into FINAT Sustainability Awards and will concentrate on sustainable practice in the broadest sense. All entries are judged by an independent panel of industry representatives.

The next edition of the Sustainability competition will be held in 2024. More information will follow in the course of next year. 

FINAT Sustainability Awards 2022

The Award is aimed at showcasing initiatives from FINAT members, both converters and suppliers, that increase the sustainability of the self-adhesive label industry. Initiatives targetting environmental and social aspects of sustainability were encouraged to apply. Below a video of the winners.

Previous Winners

FINAT Sustainability Award 2021 - Packaging innovation thrives

The 2021 FINAT Sustainability Award recognized the efforts of the self-adhesive label value chain to reduce, reuse and recycle. The ten initiatives entered in the competition demonstrated a broad spectrum of approaches to increasing sustainability in the value chain for self-adhesive labels. The winners, CCL Label and Avery Dennison, were celebrated during an online award ceremony on 11 November 2021. Read the full report here.


Avery Dennison, The Netherlands

CCL, Germany

2019 Avery Dennison, The Netherlands Announcement
2018 Coveris, United Kingdom Interview
2016 - End-user category Brothers Drinks, United Kingdom
2016 - Label printer category Hagmaier Etiketten & Druck, Germany
2015 - End-user category Bel Leerdammer Cheese, The Netherlands
2015 - Label printer category Helf Etiketten, Austria
2014 - End-user category Unilever, United Kingdom
2014 - Label printer category Hagmaier Etiketten & Druck, Germany