Asia Pulp & Paper Donates Coloring Books to Starlight Children’s Foundation
APP Expands CSR Commitment to North American Market
Toronto, ON – (May 27, 2015) – Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the world’s largest integrated pulp & paper manufacturers today announced it has donated 50,000 coloring books to Starlight Children’s Foundation, a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids families around the world. The coloring books will be made available to kids at more than 580 children’s hospitals, clinics, camps, respite houses and other pediatric facilities on the Starlight Wish List platform all across the United States and Puerto Rico.
“We are proud to partner with the Starlight Foundation on this exciting initiative. Our goal is to provide the young people of Starlight Children’s Foundation creative ways to make their experience more pleasant and to keep their spirits high, and we hope these coloring books will do just that,” said Michael McManus, APP Director of Corporate Communications. “For APP, this partnership was the perfect opportunity to utilize our creative design team and high-quality paper materials for an organization that can truly make a positive impact.”
“These delightful coloring books from APP will provide pediatric patients with the joy and fun of self-expression and creativity through coloring and drawing,” said Jacquie Hart, Global CEO of Starlight Children’s Foundation. “We are grateful to APP and Staples for this generous donation that will help provide for the comfort and care of kids and families in local communities from coast to coast.”
For more information on APP’s CSR initiatives, please visit www.asiapulppaper.com/sustainability Please call 562-267-9407 for a PDF copy of the coloring book.
About Asia Pulp & Paper
Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) is a trade name for a group of pulp and paper manufacturing companies in Indonesia and China. APP is responsible for delivering quality products to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging and paper. On any given day, our products find their way into the hands of consumers in various branded forms from all over the world.
Started in 1972 with Tjiwi Kimia producing caustic soda, now we run operations across Indonesia and China with an annual combined pulp, paper, packaging product and converting capacity of over 19 million tons per annum. Today, APP markets its products in more than 120 countries across six continents.
Over the years, we have expanded our operations significantly through the acquisition and expansion of several of our pulp and paper mills. It’s our commitment to customer satisfaction that enables us to grow our share in paper sales worldwide and broaden our presence through offices in many countries. We believe ‘tradition and modernity go hand in hand’ which means we value long term relationships as part of our Eastern traditions, while we also are eager to embrace the modern values of innovation and efficiency.
Maintaining the integrity of our supply chain is also crucial to APP’s operations as well as our commitment to our Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2020. Learn more about APP’s path to operational excellence by reading our Sustainability Reports and Forest Conservation Policy.
About Starlight Children’s Foundation
Founded in 1982, Starlight Children’s Foundation is a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Collaborating with innovators in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology, Starlight provides a unique blend of family-centered programs and services from hospital to home. Starlight partners with more than 1,750 healthcare facilities and pediatric hospitals in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, serving millions of children every year. To learn more, visit www.starlight.org, or follow us on Facebook at /StarlightChildrensFoundation and on Twitter @StarlightOnline.