Awards and recognition in 2013
Alma Media received several awards and recognition in 2013. Nokian Uutiset was chosen as the best local newspaper in 2013 in the category of newspapers published at least three times per week in a local newspaper competition organised by the Finnish Newspapers Association. The online services of Valkeakosken Sanomat and Jämsän Seutu were selected as the best in their respective categories.
Alma Regional Media’s newspapers also did well in the Best of the Year competition organised by the Finnish Newspapers Association. Tyrvään Sanomat won the Good News story category and Aamulehti won both Best Pages categories for newspapers with circulations in excess of 12,000 copies. In addition, Alma Media’s newspapers also won second and third places as well as honourable mentions.
In the Finnish Grand Prize for Journalism competition organised by Bonnier, readers selected “Oman onnensa nojassa” (Left to their own devices), an article published in the Sunday supplement of Lapin Kansa and Pohjolan Sanomat, as the Best Story of the Year.
Magazines produced by Alma 360 again won awards in 2013 in Folio Magazine’s Eddie&Ozzie magazine competition: Oili, the personnel magazine of Neste Oil, was awarded the gold medal for best magazine renewal in the non-profit magazine category, while Hartwall’s personnel magazine Janottua received an honourable mention.Allegro Magazine produced by Alma 360 won the bronze medal in the annual CMA Content Marketing Awards competition’s Best Transportation Publication category.
Alma Manu was awarded membership in the prestigious Wan-Ifran Color Quality Club for the period 2012–2014 at the World Publishing Expo. Alma Manu’s Tampere printing facility participated in the competition with Aamulehti, and the Rovaniemi facility with Lapin Kansa. Alma Manu also received the Innovation prize from Agfa Graphics NV.
In addition to prizes, Alma Media and its various units also received several other certificates and recognition during the year. The online dating service E-kontakti.fi was awarded the right to use the Key Flag symbol by the Association for Finnish Work in recognition of its degree of domestic origin. Alma Media’s new office in Töölönlahti and new printing facility in Tampere both received LEED environmental certification.
Alma Media’s corporate responsibility efforts were recognised in the international Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) 2013 climate change report on listed companies. Alma Media was the only media company to achieve a position in CDP’s Nordic Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), which highlights the companies that have the highest scores in the report.