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WestRock Honored for Innovative Design Excellence by Paperboard Packaging Council

Company Receives 14 Awards at Annual Paperboard Packaging Competition, Including Sustainability Award of the Year

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ATLANTA, November 1, 2021 -- WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK), a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, was recognized for packaging design excellence at the 78th Annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. The company won a total of 14 awards, including Sustainability Award of the Year, reinforcing its commitment to imagining and delivering on the promise of a more sustainable future.
 
Sponsored by the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) and judged by packaging experts, the awards recognize best-in-class innovative and sustainable packaging designs in the North American folding carton industry. 
 
WestRock CanCollar®, with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners and Lervig Brewing, received the Sustainability Award of the Year. CanCollar is an innovative family of fiber-based multipack solutions for canned beverages that enables brands to transition from single-use plastic rings and shrink film into recyclable paperboard solutions. Whether they require minimal material usage, lid coverage for hygiene, or bar-code masking and billboard space for brand messages, the CanCollar family of designs and the CanCollar Fortuna® packaging machinery platform offer brands an array of sustainable packaging options. 
 
“We’re honored to be recognized by the Paperboard Packaging Council for our innovative packaging designs,” said Patrick Kivits, president of Consumer Packaging at WestRock. “We celebrate this achievement alongside our customers, who were instrumental in bringing our winning solutions to markets. Working together, we are delivering on our promise of a more sustainable future.”

In addition to the Sustainability of the Year Award, WestRock received seven Gold awards and six Excellence awards for a variety of packaging solutions.
WestRock CanCollar®  with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Lervig Brewing

WestRock CanCollar® with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Lervig Brewing, and other brands

Sustainability Award of the Year

Columbia Classics Collection

Columbia Classics Collection

Gold Award, Sustainability

Nestle Smarties Hexatube

Nestlé Smarties Hexatube

Gold Award

Sally Hansen Mentos Gift Pack

Sally Hansen Mentos Gift Pack

Gold Award

Tao Sushi Carton

TAO Sushi Carton

Gold Award, Sustainability & Innovation

WestRock Cluster-Wing™ with KraftHeinz

WestRock Cluster-Wing™ with KraftHeinz

Gold Award, Sustainability & Innovation

WestRock EcoPush™ with Chagrin Valley

WestRock EcoPush™ with Chagrin Valley

Gold Award

Colgate Optic White

Excellence Award, Sustainability

Die Besten von Ferrero Adventskalender  

Die Besten von Ferrero Adventskalender  

Excellence Award

Oozlefinch/Hop Culture FML  Fest Shipper & Photo Box Set

Oozlefinch/Hop Culture FML Fest Shipper & Photo Box Set

Excellence Award, Innovation

Reese's Holiday Miniatures

Reese's Holiday Miniatures

Excellence Award

Sleeman Bag Toss Hack Pack

Sleeman Bag Toss Hack Pack

Excellence Award

Stella Midnight Lager

Stella Artois Midnight Lager

Excellence Award

Investors:

James Armstrong, 470-328-6327

Vice President, Investor Relations

james.armstrong@westrock.com

 

Media: 

Courtney James, 470-328-6397

Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

mediainquiries@westrock.com