APRIL International wins SBR National Business Awards for two consecutive years

The award recognises products designed to meet the demands of sustainability-conscious customers. 

APRIL International has been recognised at the Singapore Business Review’s National Business Awards, winning the Manufacturing category for the second year running through their PaperOneTM, specifically for the PaperOneTM 80gsm Digital Paper, Carbon Neutral product line. 

The Carbon Neutral paper product meets the requirements of PAS 2060, the international standard for carbon neutrality, and has been verified and certified by SCS Global Services, a leading and credible certification body which uses cradle-to-grave LCA (life-cycle analysis) to track a product's carbon footprint from raw material extraction to final disposal. This rigorous certification process provides customers with a reliable way to identify and purchase carbon-neutral products. 

More importantly, the PaperOne 80gsm Digital Paper, Carbon Neutral product aligns with the company’s APRIL2030 goal of delivering a positive impact on climate, nature, and people while growing the business sustainably. By 2030, APRIL aims to achieve its climate positive goal of net zero emissions from land use and carbon emissions reductions in its production processes, positioning it as a leader in the sustainable production of renewable fibre-based products. 

PaperOne is a renowned brand that has been exported to more than 110 countries worldwide. PaperOne has also received the Singapore Environmental Council’s (SEC) Green Label and the Enhanced Singapore Green Label Scheme (SGLS), a label given to products that are sustainably produced and managed throughout its life cycle. The brand offers a range of premium quality office paper made from 100% renewable wood fibre. With its Carbon Neutral product, PaperOne demonstrates its commitment to decarbonisation and fulfils the demand for sustainable products. 

PaperOne is enhanced with advanced printing technology, ProDigi™ HD Print Technology, to deliver superior print quality. Its superior toner adhesion and ink absorption properties also mean that the printed materials are more resistant to smudging and facing, ensuring they remain vibrant and legible for a longer period. At the same time, PaperOne products’ low abrasion means that it can reduce printer wear, prolonging its lifespan, and reducing its maintenance cost. 

Launched in 2016, the SBR National Business Awards honours Singaporean companies and recognises outstanding projects that contribute to Singapore’s fast-growing economy. The judging panel of the SBR National Business Awards has recognised APRIL due to their innovation in creating sustainable products in response to consumer demand. 

The PaperOne 80gsm Digital Paper, Carbon Neutral embodies the brand’s and the company’s continued mission to become environmental stewards that provide customers with sustainable solutions.

The SBR National Business Awards is presented by Singapore Business Review Magazine. To view the full list of winners, click here. If you want to join the 2024 awards programme and be acclaimed for your company's exceptional contributions to the local business landscape in Singapore, please contact Bianca Peñaranda at [email protected].

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