Golden Leaf Awards
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 important 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 presentation of the Golden Leaf Awards took place in 2006, in Bali, Indonesia. The most recent one took place during the Global Tobacco Networking Forum at the Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, Italy. (Read the review here) The 2016 Golden Leaf awards will be held during the 2016 GTNF.
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 nominating your company or another company deserving of recognition. And, of course, we would also like to thank BMJ. Without its generous support, this program would not have been possible. Deadline for the 2016 Golden Leaf awards is August 12, 2016.
Click here for the 2016 submission form.