TOMRA NAMED ‘NATIONAL WINNER’ IN PRESTIGIOUS EUROPEAN COMPETITION
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TOMRA has been named ‘National Winner’ in the 2019 European Business Awards, one of the world’s largest business competitions.
It was chosen from 2,753 businesses named as ‘Ones to Watch’ in a list of business excellence published in July and selected as a National Winner by a panel of independent judges including business leaders, politicians and academics. It is the best business in Norway in the category The Award for Innovation €150 + and will now go on to represent Norway in the final stage of the competition.
TOMRA has been a pioneer in the recycling industry since 1972, inventing the first reverse vending machine with the passion and desire to help the world recycle. Today TOMRA continues to make a significant difference contributing to a more sustainable planet for the next generation while delivering exceptional financial returns.
Stefan Ranstrand, President and CEO of TOMRA said: “Innovation is at the heart of TOMRA, it is one of our core values and a big part of the success we have in delivering solutions for optimal resource productivity, enabling a circular economy and making global food systems more efficient and productive. Winning this award helps us continue to create awareness for sustainable solutions that will ensure a brighter future for all.”
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “This is a significant achievement and TOMRA is an outstanding leader in their field. To be chosen as a National Winner means you show great innovation, ethics and success and are one of the best businesses in Europe. We wish TOMRA the best of luck in the final round.”
TOMRA will head to Warsaw, Poland on the 3rd and 4th of December to complete a final round of judging and attend both a Summit to engage in business issues, and the Gala Ceremony where the overall category winners for the 2019 European Business Awards will be announced.
The European Business Awards is now in its 12th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. This year it considered over 120,000 businesses from 33 countries. Sponsors and partners include Inflexion, Germany Trade & Invest and Cision PR Newswire.
TOMRA was founded on an innovation in 1972 that began with the design, manufacturing and sale of reverse vending machines (RVMs) for automated collection of used beverage containers. Today TOMRA provides technology-led solutions that enable the circular economy with advanced collection and sorting systems that optimize resource recovery and minimize waste in the food, recycling and mining industries.
TOMRA has ~100,000 installations in over 80 markets worldwide and had total revenues of ~8.6 billion NOK in 2018. The Group employs ~4,000 globally and is publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE: TOM). For further information about TOMRA, please see www.tomra.com
About the European Business Awards:
The European Business Awards is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious cross border, cross sector business competitions. Its primary purpose is to support and develop a stronger, more successful, innovative and ethical business community in Europe, as it believes businesses play a key role in addressing major issues faced across the world.
The European Business Awards is now in its 12th year. This year it considered over 120,000 businesses from 33 countries. Sponsors and partners include Inflexion, Germany Trade & Invest, RSM and Cision PR Newswire.