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UPM Shotton's Sustainable Success Receives Royal Accolade
UPM Shotton was officially awarded its Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable
Development by Her Majesty's representative Lord Lieutenant Trefor Jones CBE at the newsprint mill on Deeside Industrial Estate, early in October.

In a short ceremony the President of UPM's Paper Business Group, Mr Jyrki Ovaska and General Manager of UPM Shotton, Mr David Ingham received a rose bowl to mark the achievements the newsprint mill has made towards sustainability.

The paper mill, which is the UK's largest producer of newsprint made entirely from recycled newspapers and magazines, and generates its own electricity and steam from paper making residues, was praised for having achieved the highest standards of sustainability throughout its business operations. UPM Shotton was granted the award as recognition for outstanding performance in environmental sustainability and its positive
impact on the local community.

Mr David Ingham, said: "I would like to express my thanks to our customers, our suppliers, the local authority and community groups, as well as our regional and national government representatives for their support and guidance. These long-term constructive relationships have underpinned this achievement.

He adds: "Finally, I would like to offer my warm congratulations to the UPM Shotton team. The Queen's award for Sustainable Development is recognition of the determination, hard work, loyalty and skill they have shown and will continuously improve on into the future."

Mr Ingham and Mr Ovaska were joined by customers, employees and local stakeholders for the event during which a celebration cake was cut by the Lord Lieutenant.