CellMark & PaperSeed Foundation partner with Sappi to Restore South African School

In 2018, CellMark Basic Chemicals entered into an agreement with Sappi Southern Africa to donate a percentage of lignosulfonate sales to a joint education project with our partner PaperSeed Foundation. 2018 contributions from CellMark and Sappi amounted to a joint total of $24,000 USD, all of which will go to making essential upgrades to Lower Tugela Primary school.

Lower Tugela Primary school was chosen due to its proximity to a Sappi mill, thus ensuring that the project enriches the learning outcomes of children in their community and prepares them to enter the rapidly changing workforce of the 21st century.

We are very proud to be working in partnership with PaperSeed Foundation and Sappi, in order to support the Lower Tugela Primary School.

Below: Images from Lower Tugela Primary School and the Sappi mill.

People standing outside the Tugela Primary School
Sappi mill.
A group of adults at Sappi.
Aliyya Mattos, Global Manager for Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility at CellMark, visiting Sappi Southern Africa.

About Sappi Southern Africa

Formed in South Africa in 1936, Sappi has a tradition of innovating and developing new products to meet local demand for newsprint, uncoated printing and writing papers, packaging papers used to protect our customers’ products (especially in the agricultural sector) and speciality papers used in the convenience food, confectionery, cosmetic and luxury markets, and tissue paper for household, medical and industrial use in the Southern Africa region.

Read more about Sappi Southern Africa here.

Sappi logo in blue font color.
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