Ukrainian startup ReLeaf Paper Named the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023

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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 fundamentally shifted from a little Ukrainian startup to a European company backed by European Commission to establish its pilot production line.

We launched our online store and started selling our bags in Europe.

We’re honoured to be named in this Fast Company’s prestigious annual list and believe it’s only the beginning of our successful path!

comments startup CEO and co-founder Oleksandr Sobolenko.
ReLeaf bags

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, saving our planet and trees and making the EU 2030 Climate Target Plan a reality!

says Valentyn Frechka, Releaf Paper CTO and co-founder.
Releaf Founders
Releaf Founders

Fast Company’s editors and writers sought the companies making the biggest strides globally. They also judged nominations received through their application process.

The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of the year’s most highly anticipated editorial efforts. 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 honour this year’s Most Innovative Companies.

This year’s list compiles some of the most cutting-edge groundbreakers who are changing our world daily, 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 hosted its third annual Most Innovative Companies Summit on April 19 and 20. The virtual summit celebrates the Most Innovative Companies in business and looks 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, in-app via iTunes and on newsstands beginning March 14. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.