DS Smith Launches New Biodiversity Funding - Furniture Today
The DS Smith Charitable Foundation, which was brought into the Group in 2011, is focused on improving the environment and inspiring the next generation, with projects such as Future Trees Trust, Trees for Cities, and the Natural History Consortium, as well as a number of other biodiversity projects. Now, as part of DS Smith’s “Now and Next Sustainability Strategy,” the Foundation will offer grants ranging from $1,250 to $12,500 for organizations or individuals that are focused on improving biodiversity within local communities across DS Smith’s global footprint. DS Smith will implement 100 biodiversity projects by 2025, and its paper mills will each launch biodiversity programs. A member of the FTSE 100, DS Smith focuses on creating innovative and sustainable packaging solutions, using a closed-loop recycling model – in which paper and corrugated is collected, recycled and then used again to make packaging materials. North American operations are headquartered in Atlanta, with 15 manufacturing, paper and recycling facilities, totaling more than 2,000 employees.