Sappi's grant program continues to fund design projects for social good
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A spotlight on grant winners
Where the rest of the world sees problems, designers see solutions—which is why Sappi created the Ideas that Matter (ITM) grant program 20 years ago. Since its inception in 1999, the program has granted more than $13.5 million to designers partnering with more than 500 organizations, ranging from community arts to animal welfare and from international humanitarian efforts to children’s healthcare. Not only does Ideas that Matter create social good across the globe, but the designers we work with find joy in the program as well.
Created in partnership with Conservation International and The Biodiversity Consultancy, with support from corporate partner Sappi
Textile Exchange’s Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark (CFMB) program is launching a new tool to help the fashion and textile industry take urgent action on biodiversity. The Biodiversity Benchmark, developed in partnership with The Biodiversity Consultancy, Conservation International and kindly supported by Sappi, will enable companies to understand their impacts and dependencies on nature, chart a pathway to delivering positive biodiversity outcomes, and benchmark their progress.
Company recognized for sustainability efforts with “Caustic Reclaim and Reuse” project at Somerset Mill
BOSTON, December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, was named a recipient of the Leadership in Sustainability – Water Award from the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) as part of its Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Awards program. Sappi was recognized for its “Caustic Reclaim and Reuse” project at its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine.
Company recognized again for top-standard sustainability efforts, scoring in the top 1% of companies evaluated
BOSTON, December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, has been awarded a platinum score in the latest EcoVadis rating, alongside the company’s regional counterparts Sappi Europe and
“We are all in it together,” says Jay Arnston, fiberline control room operator and president of the USW Local Chapter 11-63 at the Cloquet Mill. “It wasn’t always that way,” he says, describing his many years of union involvement with Sappi and previous owners of the mill. “But we’ve come a long way. There is a lot more transparency, and we are informed about a lot of the decision making.”
Sappi's Ideas That Matter grant winner makes peaceful demands to right our inequitable world
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In 2015, 826LA and in 2016, 826 National were Ideas that Matter grant recipients. 826 is the largest youth writing network in the country with nine chapters that serve nearly 40,000 under-resourced students ages 6-18 each year. Each chapter has an imaginative storefront that reimagines tutoring as anything but traditional; provides a gateway for meeting families, teachers, and volunteers; and connects students with community members.
Sappi's Ideas That Matter grant winner makes creative shift during the pandemic
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In 2018, Allyson Lack, Founder and Creative Director of the design studio Principal, received an ITM grant to design and produce a cookbook for stakeholders of the Houston-based nonprofit, Brighter Bites. Since its inception in 2012, Brighter Bites has provided more than 27,000,000 pounds of fresh produce and millions of nutrition education to more than 275,000 individuals in multiple cities across the country. They work with public schools and community centers to assemble and distribute fruits and vegetables and materials to families in need.
Total energy consumed is one of the most important mill metrics we have. It captures the efficiency of our operations in both the numerator (gigajoules of energy used) and the denominator (air-dried metric tons of paper produced). By running our mills more efficiently, energy consumption is lowered. If we ensure that all of the products we produce are saleable, then we avoid the energy waste associated with remaking the products.
At Sappi, we take a holistic view of value creation. As we shared in this year’s annual integrated report, value for Sappi is not only about delivering returns to our shareholders, it is about maximizing the value of every resource along the value chain to ensure those returns are sustainable. We recognize that our sphere of influence and impact extends beyond our mill gates. Accordingly, we strive to increase our positive impacts on people and planet as well as minimize our negative impacts, while securing prosperity through sustainable profit margins.