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Graphic Packaging International honored as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2023 by Fast Company


Graphic Packaging International’s passion for innovation has seen the fiber-based consumer packaging leader named on Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023.

The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides a firsthand look at the inspiring and innovative efforts of companies across all sectors of the economy.

With this honor, Graphic Packaging joins OpenAI, Disney, Tiffany & Co. and others at the forefront of their industries. The Company, listed as one of the top ten most innovative companies in the Food category, is recognized for KeelClip™, a fiber-based clip packaging solution for beverage can multipacks that eliminates the need for plastic rings and shrink wrap. KeelClip has found success around the globe, having been adopted by some of the world’s leading beverage brands.

Ricardo De Genova, senior vice president, global innovation and new business development at Graphic Packaging, was delighted by this recognition, saying, “We strive to capture our innovative spirit in every project. It’s a tremendous honor to see our dedication to innovation recognized by Fast Company. We join a distinguished group, and we’re humbled by this accolade, which we share with all our customers.

“The world’s most recognized brands entrust Graphic Packaging to be the critical interface between their brand and its consumers. This success would not be possible without their appetite for innovation, collaborative spirit and shared vision to create future-focused solutions that make a world of difference.

“At Graphic Packaging, the trends that drive consumer behavior are at the core of how we innovate. We are engaged in developing solutions that enhance circularity through the use of recycled and recyclable materials, employ innovative structures and technologies to better protect and preserve the packaged product, and offer consumers greater functionality, convenience and safety.”

This year’s list highlights the businesses at the forefront of their respective industries, paving the way for the innovations of tomorrow. These companies are setting the standard with some of the greatest accomplishments of the modern world.

About Graphic Packaging Holding Company

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. The Company is a leading provider of sustainable fiber-based packaging solutions to the world’s most widely-recognized food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products companies and brands. The Company operates on a global basis, is one of the largest producers of folding cartons and fiber-based foodservice products in the United States and Europe, and holds leading market positions in coated recycled paperboard, coated unbleached kraft paperboard and solid bleached sulfate paperboard. Additional information about Graphic Packaging, its business and its products is available at

About Fast Company

Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies, and thinkers on the future of business. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at

For more information on Graphic Packaging International and its activities, please contact PHD Marketing Ltd. First Floor, Zucchi Suite, Nostell Business Estate, Wakefield, WF4 1AB. United Kingdom

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