French packaging manufacturer Albéa and Italian glassmaker Bormioli Luigi scooped the 2016 Luxe Pack in Green Awards rewarding the best corporate social responsibility approach and the best environmentally-friendly packaging solution presented on the occasion of the Luxe Pack Monaco 2016 trade show.

From left to right : Mr Frédéric Montali (Bormioli Luigi), Mr François Luscan and Mrs Cécile Tuil (Albéa) and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco

The awards ceremony was held in presence of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco, who paid particular homage to the striking initiatives of the Luxe Pack exhibitors, and the solutions they propose which demonstrate true commitment to the environment.

The presence of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco, himself involved in various environmental missions, demonstrates how these issues are occupying hearts and minds at the highest levels,” said the organisers of the events.

Bormioli Luigiwas the winner of the Luxe Pack in Green Award in the packaging solution category, with its Ecojar range of ultralightweight glass jar. Ecojar is manufactured according to a press-and-blow glassmaking technique, taking inspiration from tableware manufacturing processes. These jars with its thin walls and threaded necks offer weight reductions of 50% and around 60% fewer CO2 discharges.

Mr. Frédéric Montali, Bormioli Communication Director, received from the hands of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco a trophy designed and produced by Arthus Bertrand.

Ecojar is a range of ultralightweight glass jar

Albéa won the Luxe Pack in Green Award in the CSR approach category. Rewarding its corporate approach initiated in 2004, the jury praised the 2020 roadmap, which lays out the objectives for all Group personnel, along with the projects that solicit the involvement of clients, suppliers, installations and communities, with strong and collective objectives and commitment.

François Luscan, President and CEO, and Cécile Tuil, Communication Vice-President, were present to receive the trophy from His Royal Highness.

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In the packaging solution category, Artoria won special mention from the jury for its range of porcelain packaging for the Cha Ling brand.

Other jury favourites were the entries of the exhibitors Veresence (formerly SGD) and Marvon in the CSR category.

The jury Luxe Pack in Green Monaco 2016 was composed of:

 Sandrine Sommer, Sustainable Development Director, Guerlain

 Bruno Guillemat, Material and Packaging Research Manager, Pernod Ricard

 Alexandra Palt, Sustainable Development and CSR Director, L’Oréal

 Christine Guinebretière, Founder and Director of EPEA Paris - Cradle to Cradle

 Rebecca Narewski, Circular Economy Consultant & Founder and Director, Finding

 Stefano Lavorini, Editor Italia Imballaggio