Responsible manufacturing begins with responsible sourcing. In the US, a strong legal framework has instilled responsible forestry practices for generations. The Clean Water Act first established the requirement for best management practices (BMPs) in the 1970s. BMP’s are adopted at the state level and are evaluated and revised over time by each state. Third-party forest certification standards have led to additional improvements and provide a scalable assurance mechanism for stakeholders.
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Lucas (Luke) Lamond grew up in the forestry business working in the woods with his father, a consulting forester who taught him everything about forest management. Luke is a graduate of the University of Maine in Orono with a degree in Forest Operations, Bioproducts and Bioenergy. In 2014 he was awarded the College of Forest Resources’ Dwight B. Demeritt Forestry Award, which is issued to recognize the top students in forest resources and wildlife.
Sappi North America highlights winning projects of Ideas that Matter program
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For the past 19 years, Sappi has empowered great ideas by supporting designers that use their time and talent for good. Since the inception of the Ideas that Matter program, Sappi has donated over $13 million in grants to support more than 500 charities. Sappi is giving back by encouraging local initiatives and making a difference in communities around the United States and around the world.
Through the Employee Ideas that Matter program, Sappi employees bring their charitable ideas to life. Employees apply for direct funding to the nonprofit organizations that they are most passionate about, and the winners share $25,000 in corporate giving to support their selected causes. Funding can be used in many ways—from financing a project, sponsoring a trail cleanup, or providing new equipment or supplies.
To encourage girls to pursue fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), several Sappi employees worked with the Girl Scouts of Maine to develop a first-of-its-kind Girl Scout Paper Scientist Patch. It was awarded to 15 Girl Scouts from Troop 574 in Westbrook, Maine and Troop 2070 in Gorham, Maine.
At Sappi, we believe it takes great people to make great products. We offer many opportunities for rapid advancement and a culture that fosters innovation and creativity while positively impacting the communities in which we operate.
Our recruitment efforts begin at the high school level—talking to students about the value of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, and how our industry can help support them with scholarships and co-op job opportunities.
At Sappi, we believe in taking an integrated approach to value creation. We understand that the long-term sustainability of our business will only be ensured by delivering sustained value for our customers, community, employees and the environment. To be successful, we invest in our employees and our communities where we do business, and embrace the principle that reducing our environmental footprint makes sound business sense.
At Sappi, we are known for our history of paper innovation—but we don’t stop there. This past year we’ve launched an unprecedented amount of investments and initiatives all to support our customers and business. With our portfolio of high-quality sustainable products, including our new paperboard packaging, along with our outreach and marketing efforts, Sappi is here to serve its customers for the long haul.
Sappi educates on the power of paper
Our new site, POP from Sappi, celebrates the inspiring power of paper, print, and packaging.
JOHANNESBURG, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/- Sappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™
(PEFC™). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout our supply and value chains.