The Benefits of Sappi's Corporate Social Responsibility

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Sappi KwaDukuza Resource Centre
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Brief Description of Sappi
Sappi is a very large organization that produces coated fine paper and chemical cellulose. Its business is conducted through three business units: Sappi Fine Paper, Sappi Forest Products and Sappi Trading. Sappi has been serving Southern Africa with high quality paper since it was formed in 1936. This huge company has five pulps and paper pills and produces 1 million tons of paper and 1 million tons of pulp per year. Slide 2:

Established by Sappi on 2nd June 2000, the KwaDukuza Resource Centre near Stanger Mill gives every member of the surrounding community the opportunity of using state-of-the-art information technology, regardless of personal means. As a non-profit organisation, the Centre is managed by a Board of directors drawn from members of the local business community and educationalists with many years of experience in the NGO sector. Therefore it relies heavily on donations and sponsorships. The resource centre has reached over 10 000 people in the community and gives them opportunities to do research for school assignments and projects, send and check emails, prepare CV’s and apply for jobs, bursaries and the like. The resource centre comprises of a Digital Village, Audio and Visual Study Centre, Seminar / Computer Training Centre, Conference Facilities, Reference Library, Career Guidance Facillitis, Printroom Facilities, Educational Teaching Aid Resources as well as Structured Programmes( such as seminars and workshops) Slide 3:

Socio – economic problems addressed
* Inequalities of the past
* A dualistic economy
* Not having sufficient technology
* Previously disadvantaged communities are not part of the global village phenomenon * cycle of poverty
* Low standard of living in the area
* High unemployment
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How they have addressed the problem through the implementation of their programme * Inequalities of the past
* The...
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