The SIGNATURE PACK from SIG convinced the jury: The world's first aseptic carton pack, which is 100% linked to plant-based renewable materials, has won the Beverage Innovation Award 2017 in the “Best carton or pouch” category. The Beverage Innovation Award has been presented by FoodBev.com every year since 2002. This year, the jury received 227 applications from manufacturers and suppliers of the beverage industry from 33 countries. The Beverage Innovation Award recognizes outstanding innovations in areas such as beverages, packaging, marketing, and sustainability. This year, the Beverage Innovation Award in the "Best carton or pouch" category goes to SIG and its SIGNATURE PACK. The jury's verdict states: "The SIGNATURE PACK is a commendable environmental step forward.” Udo Felten, Manager Product Related Global Environmental Sustainability & Affairs at SIG, accepted the award for the SIGNATURE PACK at the drinktec trade fair: "We are very proud to have received the Beverage Innovation Award. The positive assessment of the international jury of experts confirms that our SIGNATURE PACK offers undeniable added value for the beverage industry and consumers. By choosing the SIGNATURE PACK, beverage manufacturers are helping to reduce the use of raw fossil materials, and to replace them with plant-based, natural raw materials instead. This is a clear advantage for the environment and the feedback from our customers are very positive. For us, the market launch of the SIGNATURE PACK is an important milestone on our Way Beyond Good. This is how we signify our way of becoming ‘net-positive,’ i.e. to do more for society and the environment than we take out."