DS Smith Paper’s Sustainability Director awarded Order of Orange-Nassau

DS Smith is delighted to confirm that on Monday 2 July, DS Smith Paper’s Sustainability Director, Henk Lingbeek, was granted a royal distinction by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

In recognition of his extensive work in the paper industry in the areas of branch union, training, innovation, sustainability, and environmental protection, Henk has been honoured as a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau. He received the award and medal during a ceremony by the Mayor of Eerbeek.

The Order of Orange-Nassau was founded in 1892 to recognise Dutch citizens who have given “longstanding meritorious service to society”.

Henk is the former manager of DS Smith’s De Hoop Paper Mill, and has worked for the company since 1995.