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Textile Exchange's Benchmark Program to Cover Nature Impacts for the First Time

Created in partnership with Conservation International and The Biodiversity Consultancy, with support from corporate partner Sappi
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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.

Sappi North America Receives 2020 AF&PA Leadership in Sustainability Award

Company recognized for sustainability efforts with “Caustic Reclaim and Reuse” project at Somerset Mill
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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.

44,600 Nonprofits Supported Through Benevity's Platform on GivingTuesday 2020

More than $55 million was donated on December 1, 2020, showing continued impact and momentum through global corporate purpose programs
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CALGARY, Alberta, December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that $55.5 million was raised on GivingTuesday 2020 (December 1, 2020) through its platform, an increase of 61 percent over the $34 million raised in 2019. This number is expected to increase as the dollars committed through companies’ payroll systems — the most cost-effective way to donate — make their way to 44,600 nonprofits.

How Union Employees Keep Sappi Safety-Focused and Successful

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“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.”

Benevity Partners with Give Blck to Raise Visibility and Support for Black-founded Nonprofits Across the U.S.

Benevity to Highlight Give Blck Causes in Market-Leading Employee Engagement Solution, Spark
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CALGARY, Alberta, October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that it has partnered with Give Blck, a new digital platform that raises visibility for Black-founded nonprofits across America.

Brighter Bites Delivers Healthy Options to Food-insecure Families

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. 

Beyond Climate Solutions: How Our Corporate Partners Invest in People, Nature, and Wildlife

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This year, tree planting at-scale has gained momentum and media traction – especially around forests’ potential to act as nature’s own carbon removal technology. And with good reason. Trees are an asset that we can’t afford not to use if we want to maintain a livable climate. According to The Nature Conservancy, nature-based climate solutions could account for 37 percent of necessary reductions, with forests, specifically, making the heaviest lifts to remove carbon from the atmosphere. 

Sappi's Pulp and Paper Mills Reduce Waste

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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.

Annette Luchene, VP and CFO, Explains Sappi North America's Holistic Approach to Its People and the Planet

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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.

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