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Golden Leaf Awards

| September 17, 2012

Who will take home the coveted trophies this year?

With all the negative publicity surrounding tobacco, it’s easy to lose sight of our industry’s positive aspects. Although we trade in a traditional commodity, many of our business practices and technologies are cutting-edge.

Think of a cigarette packing machine, for example. The ability to produce 1,000 cigarette packs every minute without shredding the cartons and pulverizing the tobacco rods (or injuring the operator, for that matter) should count as a small miracle.

Think also of our corporate responsibility initiatives. Most tobacco companies carefully look after the communities that provide their raw materials, investing in schools, hospitals and poverty-alleviation programs.

It’s high time to recognize tobacco’s accomplishments. To create a positive buzz in a challenging environment, we have created an annual tobacco industry awards program, the Golden Leaf Awards, presented by Tobacco Reporter and sponsored exclusively by BMJ.

The first edition of the Golden Leaf Awards took place in 2006, in Bali, Indonesia. The most recent one took place this fall in Cape Town, South Africa during the Global Tobacco Networking Forum.

Awards are granted on an annual basis to companies that have achieved outstanding performance in five categories—most impressive public service initiative; most promising new product introduction; most exciting newcomer to the industry; most outstanding service to the industry; and the BMJ most committed to quality award.

We challenge you to challenge our judges by sending in numerous high-quality nominations. And, of course, we would also like to thank BMJ. Without its generous support, this program would not have been possible. Deadline for the 2014 Golden Leaf awards is July 31, 2014. Click here for the 2014 submission form.

2013 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Cape Town, South Africa

Alliance One Kenya Most impressive public service initiative

British American Tobacco (BAT) Most promising new product introduction (Tie)

and

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. (RJR) Most promising new product introduction (Tie)

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes Most exciting newcomer to the industry

Andromeda Forwarding and Logistics Most outstanding service to the industry

SEKE BMJ Most committed to quality

2012 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Antwerp, Belgium

Alliance One International Most impressive public service initiative

Heinen Koehl Most promising new product introduction

Perten Instruments AB Most exciting newcomer to the industry

Mane Most outstanding service to the industry

Mane BMJ Most committed to quality

 

Previous winners include

2011 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Prague, Czech Republic

Alliance One International Most impressive public service initiative

Reconex Most promising new product introduction

ECO2 Most exciting newcomer to the industry

NDC Infrared Engineering Most outstanding service to the industry

Vrijdag Premuim Printing BMJ Most committed to quality

 

2010 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Balgalore, India

Universal Leaf Africa Most impressive public service initiative

Iggesund Paperboard Most promising new product introduction

Manifattura Italiana Tabacco Most exciting newcomer to the industry

Godioli e Bellanti Most outstanding service to the industry

EDAPS Consortium BMJ Most committed to quality

 

2009 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Bangkok, Thailand

Sopariwala Exports Most impressive public service initiative

Filligent Ltd. Most promising new product introduction

Arabian Nights Most exciting newcomer to the industry

U.S. Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers Most outstanding service to the industry

Bimo Italia SpA BMJ Most committed to quality

 

2008 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Universal Leaf Tobacco Co. Most impressive public service initiative

U.S. Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers Most promising new product introduction

Tobaccotoday.info Most exciting newcomer to the industry

Universal Leaf Tobacco Co. Most outstanding service to the industry

ITC Printing & Packaging BMJ Most committed to quality

 

2007 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Paris, France

ILTD (ITC) Most impressive public service initiative

GCH Most promising new product introduction

Uncommitted Tobacco Auction Most exciting newcomer to the industry

Colin Mear Engineering Most outstanding service to the industry

ILTD (ITC) BMJ Most committed to quality

 

2006 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Bali, Indonesia

Lakson Tobacco Company Most impressive public service initiative

Titan Adhesives Most promising new product introduction

TobaccoPeople Most exciting newcomer to the industry

Celenese Acetate Most outstanding service to the industry

WinterBell BMJ Most committed to quality

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