Arizona Chemical Scoops Prestigious Ruban d’Honneur

Arizona Chemical stepped ahead of tough competition to be selected for a prestigious Ruban d’Honneur in round two of the European Business Awards sponsored by HSBC. Receiving a Ruban d’Honneur is an impressive achievement and celebrates businesses who demonstrate exceptional performance within their sector. Arizona Chemical will now compete as a finalist within the Environmental Awareness Award and hopefully win the ultimate prize of a European Business Award.

Arizona Chemical is the only Country Representative for Germany to be given a Ruban d’Honneur for the Environmental Awareness category and will be at the glittering Awards final at The Westin, Paris, on 16th November. The Ruban d’Honneur is awarded to up to ten successful entrants in each category. Judges deliberate to select which individuals and businesses are awarded the Ruban d’Honneur, and it is from the Ruban d’Honneur recipients that the final winner in each category is decided.

Juhani Tuovinen, Managing Director Europe says, “For Arizona Chemical to receive a Ruban d’Honneur from the European Business Awards is a real mark of distinction and is confirmation of the determination and passion which drives this company. The commitment of our staff, the importance of our customers and partners culminate in being recognised as being leaders in our field. The anticipation of the Awards final is building but for now we’re delighted to receive this tribute.”

All Ruban d’Honneur recipients will now prepare to appear before a third judging panel of highly regarded academics, heads of state, industrialists, entrepreneurs and media commentators drawn from across the 27 member European States. The interviews will take place at HSBC’s offices in Canary Wharf, London.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says, “To get this far in the Awards programme is a tremendous achievement. The gaze of the European business community is well and truly on the Ruban d’Honneur recipients and Arizona Chemical demonstrated real talent in Environmental Awareness Award despite what has been a difficult trading period. Together with HSBC we wish Arizona Chemical every success in this next and final round of the European Business Awards.”

Alan Keir, HSBC Group General Manager and Global Co-Head Commercial Banking, added: “We are delighted to be part of the European Business Awards and our congratulations go to the Ruban d’Honneur recipients who have excelled to get this far.  It is heartening to see that businesses across Europe are flourishing in spite of the recent economic downturn.  I wish all the companies well in the next round of judging and look forward to the Awards final.”