Ukraine (March 2, 2023) — ReLeaf Paper startup, the first in the world manufacturer of paper and packaging from fallen leaves, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023, securing the spot of No. 9 in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa category.
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. In addition to the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, 540 organizations are recognized across 54 sectors and regions.
“Over the past eighteen months, Releaf Paper transformed and made a fundamental shift from a little Ukrainian startup to a European company that is backed by European Commission to establish its pilot production line. We launched our online store and started selling our bags in Europe. We’re honored to be named in this Fast Company’s prestigious annual list and we believe that it’s only the beginning of our successful path!” – comments startup CEO and co-founder Oleksandr Sobolenko.
“2022 wasn’t easy for Releaf Paper, but we found our hided resources to achieve new milestones. In this list, we’re sharing the podium with some of the world-known big companies and we are happy to be there and to offer them collaboration! With sustainability at our core, we are helping customers move to green packaging and not only saving our planet and trees but also making the EU 2030 Climate Target Plan a reality! – says Valentyn Frechka, Releaf Paper CTO and co-founder.
Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the companies making the biggest strides around the globe. They also judged nominations received through their application process.
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.
“What a strange and thrilling year it has been to honor this year’s Most Innovative Companies. This year’s list compiles some of the most cutting-edge groundbreakers who are changing our world every single day, from legacy organizations like McDonald’s to upstarts like MrBeast and institutions such as NASA. Everyone on this list does something completely, uniquely different, yet, they all have one thing in common: innovation,” said Fast Company editor-in-chief Brendan Vaughan.
Fast Company will host its third annual Most Innovative Companies Summit on April 19 and 20. The virtual summit celebrates the Most Innovative Companies in business, and provides an inside look at cutting-edge business trends and what it takes to innovate in 2023. Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2023) is available online here, as well as in-app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning March 14. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.
ABOUT RELEAF PAPER
Releaf Paper is the first in the world manufacturer of paper and packaging from fallen leaves with production in Ukraine and headquartered in France. Releaf Paper started production during COVID pandemic and made a move to export sustainable packaging in Europe during the war in Ukraine in 2022. The main production site is located in Lutsk (Ukraine). The current capacity is 5,000 tons of paper per year. We use Releaf Paper to produce Releaf Bags for shopping. The monthly production capacity is 3,000,000 bags. The warehouse of ready-made bags for EU customers is located in Bratislava (Slovakia). For more details visit Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram
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