Nominations are now open for the latest round of Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) Leadership Awards.
“The Leadership Awards provide the opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals and companies for their commitment and dedication to the plastics industry,” the Toronto-based CPIA said.
The 2013 awards will be given out for the following categories, satisfying the following criteria.
Leader of the Year. Designed to recognize an individual who is widely recognized as having made important contributions to their businesses, to their communities and to the Canadian plastics industry. He/she must currently own or manage successful and innovative businesses in the plastics sector, have continually used their knowledge and influence to improve the competitive and environmental performance of this industry, are a CPIA member, and contribute their time and resources to community and other organizations dedicated to society-building.
Canplast Award. In recognition of individuals who contribute their time, energy and expertise to improving the competitive and environmental performance of the Canadian plastics industry. Typically, nominees have been active volunteers in association and industry committees, boards and task groups, and are recognized by their peers as having made a positive contribution to the health of the industry either through teamwork or leadership or both.
Lifetime Achievement Award. In recognition of individuals who have made outstanding achievements and contributed enduring legacies to the Canadian Plastics Industry and to the community at large. Nominees are widely recognized as industry leaders and builders perhaps now drawing to a close an illustrious career, or moving onto a new set of challenges and opportunities.
Innovator Award. Designed to recognize individuals or organizations who have contributed to the advancement of the Canadian plastics industry in the areas of materials, products, process/technology, or marketing/communications. Nominees may be in industry, academia, government or non-profit organizations.
Sustainability Award. In recognition of individuals or organizations who have contributed to the sustainability of the Canadian plastics industry in an environmental, social or economic manner, including post-use plastics recovery. Nominee’s contributions could be for efforts related to sustainability in recycling or for products or packaging that has been produced in Canada and contains at least 20% post-use plastics collected for recycling. Nominees may be recyclers, brand owners manufacturing consumer, commercial, industrial and institutional products, retailers manufacturing their own branded products or plastic companies manufacturing plastic products or plastic packaging.
The nomination deadline for all awards is February 25, 2013. For more on how to nominate an individual or organization for a particular award, visit this link. The award ceremony will take place during the Plast-Ex trade show in Toronto in May.