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SFPNA Sustainability Report 2012: Sustainable Forestry

SFPNA is committed to sourcing 100 percent of our wood and market kraft pulp from well-managed forests.
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We are members of the Forest Stewardship Council® as well as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®— two of the world’s leading independent nonprofit organizations that are responsible for developing sustainable forestry certification programs.

SFPNA Sustainability Report 2012: Q&A with Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller, EVP—Coated Business, was appointed Chief Sustainability Officer in 2009 and is the company officer responsible for aligning sustainability strategy and goals with business plans for all three of the company’s business units: coated, speci
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2012 marks the fifth year that SFPNA has publicly reported its progress against sustainability goals; what do you see as the key issues that will define your company’s progress over the next five to ten years?

Keep America Beautiful Receives $1 Million Grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation

National Nonprofit to Support More than 100 Community Improvement Initiatives
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STAMFORD, Conn. Jan. 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB) today announced a $1 million donation from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) to support the national nonprofit’s mission to build and sustain vibrant communities. This is Lowe’s second $1 million contribution to Keep America Beautiful to engage volunteers to take action to benefit local communities across the country.

Guest post - Planting Empowerment: Cultivating Panama’s future through entrepreneurship and sustainable forestry

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Chris Meyer comes from a long line—four generations to be exact—of forestry workers. However, with a finance degree and a passion for entrepreneurship, he never expected to end up following in his family’s footsteps.

Sappi Featured in Fortune Magazine Special Section: The Paper Chase

Despite the Digital Age, the paper industry is thriving and developing sustainable practices to protect the planet
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Fortune magazine, January 2013, The Future Issue, special section

A synergy exists between paper and pixels that, in the blur of ever newer and faster devices and applications, generally gets overlooked. Although developed 2,000 years apart, both technologies serve the essential human need to communicate. They also enjoy something of a symbiotic relationship in which paper is routinely converted to digital documents and digital documents to paper.

PG&E Employees Donate $6 Million To Local Communities

Annual “Campaign for the Community” Raises Funds for Nonprofits throughout Northern and Central California
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 26, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that its employees and retirees have raised more than $6 million to support nonprofit organizations and schools through the utility’s annual giving initiative, Campaign for the Community. The total was the most ever pledged in the campaign’s history and exceeded last year’s total by $700,000. Employee contributions will benefit entities throughout PG&E’s service area in Northern and Central California.

Verizon Foundation Awards $150,000 in Grants to Save the Children, U.S. Fund for UNICEF and World Wildlife Fund

In First 'Spirit of the Season' Campaign, Employees' Choices Directed Distribution of Grants
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NEW YORK, December 20, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Three international nonprofit organizations will each receive a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation as a result of the company’s first Spirit of the Season employee-participation campaign, which ran from Nov. 26 to Dec. 14.

Chevrolet Helps To Fund First All Access Sports Field in Los Angeles

City of Los Angeles and Community Makes Barry A. Sanders Sports Field A Reality
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In September of 2012, Chevrolet, through the EcoMedia EcoAd program and the Los Angeles Parks Foundation, provided funding to support the completion of the Barry Sanders All-Access Ballfield at Bielenson Park. For the first time ever, the Los Angeles area has an all-access baseball facility.  The field is named in honor of the current President of the Board of Commissioners for Recreation and Parks, Barry A. Sanders.

MGM Resorts International Employees Rally to Help Community Organizations and Programs, Pledge 2,000 Volunteer Hours to Week Observing National Make A Difference Day

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LAS VEGAS, October 18, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Making its communities healthier by feeding the homeless, cleaning graffiti, and planting trees, these are just a few of the community improvement activities MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and its employees will undertake during “Make A Difference Day” on October 27th, as well as the days leading to this nationally recognized day of service.

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