The prestigious Trialogue Strategic CSI Award for 2023 was scooped by Sappi Khulisa, the company’s flagship programme for emerging timber farmers. The award celebrates CSI projects that find the optimal balance between delivering social impact and corporate benefit.
Khulisa, which means ‘grow’ in isiZulu, drives significant social change in regions of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. With roots in the company’s CSI programme Project Grow, Khulisa initially focused on supporting subsistence growers. Now in its 40th year, the programme has evolved to include the entire forestry value chain, supporting more than 4,200 growers, community projects, and contractors.
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