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Sappi project grow trialogue 23 may 2012
Sappi project grow trialogue 23 may 2012
Sappi project grow trialogue 23 may 2012
Sappi project grow trialogue 23 may 2012
Sappi project grow trialogue 23 may 2012
Sappi project grow trialogue 23 may 2012
Sappi project grow trialogue 23 may 2012
Sappi project grow trialogue 23 may 2012
Sappi project grow trialogue 23 may 2012
Sappi project grow trialogue 23 may 2012
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Sappi project grow trialogue 23 may 2012

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Andre Oberholzer outlines a 30-year project by Sappi to empower rural farmers at Making CSI Matter 2012.

Andre Oberholzer outlines a 30-year project by Sappi to empower rural farmers at Making CSI Matter 2012.

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  • 1. When money does grow on trees Sappi Project Grow forTrialogue conference 23 May 20121 | [Sappi] | Project Grow for Trialogue Conference | [23 May 2012] André Oberholzer
  • 2. Sappi Southern Africa • #1 in Chemical Cellulose with 14% capacity share • Wide range of paper, tissue and packaging • 567,000ha of forests in Southern Africa • Total paper capacity of 1.08m tons • Total pulp capacity of 2.02m tons • 2011 Sales US$1,801m Enstra Ngodwana Office paper; Newsprint; Security paper Packaging papers; (Chemical Cellulose) Tugela Packaging papers Stanger Mill Coated printing papers Tissue Saiccor Chemical cellulose Cape Town Packaging papers2 | [Sappi] | Project Grow for Trialogue Conference | [23 May 2012]
  • 3. Diverse end-uses3 | [Sappi] | Project Grow for Trialogue Conference | [23 May 2012]
  • 4. Theme: A healthy environment supports prosperous communities Long-term success of CSI initiatives due to: • Collaboration and Partnerships – Creation of contractor businesses and jobs – Benefits of working within Sappi rules • Communication – In 1983 we had to establish trust – Show Government rural development model that works • Strategic Alignment – Provide fibre to Sappi – Build positive relations with neighbours and communities • On-going learning – Almost 30 years of practical experience – What works and what does not work4 | [Sappi] | Project Grow for Trialogue Conference | [23 May 2012]
  • 5. Project Grow • Tree farming – subsistence farmers • 1983 – 3 growers and 8 hectares • Today 2,500 growers and 15,000 hectares • Free seedlings and technical advice • Guaranteed market price at harvesting (10 years) • loans (R33 million) • Annual pre-payments on crops • Over 10,000 farmers participated over 30 years • Sappi investment – R305 million • Benefit to Sappi? 130,000 tons per year (2% of requirement) • Value to growers? Over R50 million per year • Value of future harvests? Over R300 million standing • Payments to farmers? Over R220 million5 | [Sappi] | Project Grow for Trialogue Conference | [23 May 2012]
  • 6. Community benefits • Financials from harvest: • Loan repayment makes up 11% of income • Harvesting costs make up 21% (to local business) • Transport makes up 26% (to local business) • Profit to farmer/ community makes up 42% • Over 100 SMMEs created • Over 1,100 jobs created • 80% of farmers are women6 | [Sappi] | Project Grow for Trialogue Conference | [23 May 2012]
  • 7. Community benefits • Fencing and building materials • Firewood • Other produce • Transfer of skills • Entrepreneurial opportunities • Education (children and adults) • School and University • Permanent housing • One grower built the community church! • Integrated development services • Sappi extension officers help communities or individuals select land – environmental issues and economic issues (soil type)7 | [Sappi] | Project Grow for Trialogue Conference | [23 May 2012]
  • 8. Benefits • Adherence to environmental regulations: • Illegal logging • Wetlands • Plantation management • Weeding • Adherence to safety during harvesting and transporting • Fire management • Farmers and communities are able to enter the formal economy • Community forestry in impoverished Eastern Cape • Sappi assisting to establish 30,000 hectares • Creation of approx. 1,500 direct jobs and 4,500 indirect jobs8 | [Sappi] | Project Grow for Trialogue Conference | [23 May 2012]
  • 9. Forestry • Some 45 million seedlings cultivated in 4 nurseries annually • Sappi plants some 36 million trees each year • Sappi harvests some 35 million trees each year • Approx. 290 million trees growing at any time • Produces 8 million tons of oxygen • Absorbs 13 million tons of CO2 • Biomass allows us to generate 38% renewable energy • Forestry in SA contributes R10 billion to GDP (net of impact) • Forestry uses 3% of water (rain) • 460 (more than half of all bird species in SA) recorded on Sappi plantations • 52 Red Data species found on Sappi property9 | [Sappi] | Project Grow for Trialogue Conference | [23 May 2012]
  • 10. Thank Youwww.sappi.com10 | [Sappi] | Project Grow for Trialogue Conference | [23 May 2012]

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