Arjowiggins Graphic and ChildFund International join forces to get girls cycling to school safely

Cyclus website page mailer and notepadsArjowiggins Graphic, the leading manufacturer of environmental paper solutions, today launches a new global collaboration with Un Enfant Par La Main, a partner of ChildFund International. This partnership directly champions women’s education by funding much-needed bicycles to provide safe transport to school for female students across India as well as raises awareness of Cyclus’ first-rate environmental and ethical credentials.
The campaign calls on designers, printers, print managers and corporate end users to watch the videos on the impactful campaign website (www.100bikes.cycluspaper.com). For every 50 video views Arjowiggins Graphic provides one bike for a female student in India, the basic transportation needed to get to school safely thus encouraging them to continue with their education. The aim is to provide 100 bikes by the end of the campaign, which runs from 1 April to the end of May 2016.

This latest Cyclus campaign will today be launched in 35 countries, including France, Australia, South Africa and the UK.

When visiting the dedicated website customers can also request a set of three Cyclus 100% recycled notepads, which through design showcase Cyclus’ unique look and feel. Arjowiggins Graphic is supporting the campaign with mailings, e-mailings, web banners and social media.

A striking and innovative bicycle themed campaign mailer has been produced to raise awareness of the campaign. It uses Arjowiggins Graphics’ CyclusOffset 300gsm and CyclusPrint 300gsm for the wheels, which are designed to appear turning. It is 190x190mm in size and is tied together with a natural latex band. The three notepads use CyclusPrint 300gsm for the cover pages and CyclusOffset 90gsm for the internal text pages. CyclusPrint is a 100% recycled matt-coated natural white printing paper for use in both full colour and black and white printing and ideal for a variety of uses whilst Cyclus Offset is a 100% recycled uncoated natural white paper that accentuates the creative message, where touch and feel combine with and support – the visual image.

Angela De Vorchik, Operational Marketing Manager at Arjowiggins Graphic UK, said: “Our partnership with the NGO ChildFund International enables us and our customers to make a genuine difference to the life of a child. Cyclus is rich in environmental and ethical principles including being manufactured to the most stringent environmental certifications therefore joining forces with ChildFund International is a natural fit. For this year’s Cyclus campaign we have chosen an impactful approach as we encourage our customers to view the insightful videos showcasing how important it is for children to have a safe passage to get to school.”

Lisa Gaspar, Communication Manager of Un Enfant par la Main, a partner of ChildFund International , “Our action towards helping children, leads us to meet passionate men and women, as well as committed companies who want to participate into building a better world. Thanks to Arjowiggins Graphics’ support, whose vision and commitment enables associations such as ours to carry out our work, 100 young girls from isolated and remote villages in India will be able to receive much needed education transport. With Arjowiggins Graphic, we share common values based on respect, listening, care and humanity”.

Un Enfant par la Main , is very proud to count Arjowiggins Graphic amongst its generous donors , who through its Cyclus brand will increase awareness of our cause to their customer base.”

The campaign is being rolled out in the UK by Antalis a stockist of Cyclus. Mike Bennett, Marketing Manager Antalis UK comments:

“We are proud of the Cyclus campaigns that support children across the globe. Through this partnership approach we are able to showcase to businesses the high-end shade and finish available for their printed communication as well as the first-rate green credentials of this innovative range. When compared to the manufacture of non-recycled papers the manufacturing process reduces energy consumption, uses less water, diverts waste from landfill and the CO2 emissions are substantially lower. This environmental story helps contribute to a business’s message and has been neatly included in the campaign mailer to assist customers.”

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Notes to Editors

About Arjowiggins Graphic

Arjowiggins Graphic is a leader in the development of innovative environmental paper solutions, offering consistently high quality coated and uncoated recycled papers. The branch is part of Arjowiggins, the world’s leading manufacturer of creative high-tech materials and papers. With over 4,000 employees and 20 paper mills around the world, Arjowiggins generates sales of around €1 billion. Arjowiggins is the manufacturing arm of Sequana.

Cyclus is a highly sustainable uncoated and coated paper range. It is a leading European brand of paper produced from 100% recycled fibres, Cyclus has a lower environmental impact than the production of virgin fibre paper – 54% less energy and 58% less water. For more information visit www.cycluspaper.com

About Child Fund Alliance

A worldwide-alliance of children’s development organisations, which work in 58 countries to improve the lives of vulnerable and excluded children, as well as help them overcome poverty, and access their rights. ChildFund International, a member of Childfund Alliance, and a partner of Un Enfant par la Main developed the Dream Bike initiative to help ensure that girls have safer and faster commutes to school. Many girls have to walk long distances through hostile terrain just to get an education. Bikes make the treks easier and in India, 100 girls are hoping for bicyles following this campaign.

About Antalis

Antalis is one of the leading distributors of communication support materials in the UK and Ireland. Their market leading range of over 13,000 products includes papers, envelopes and consumables, as well as packaging, promotional and visual communication products. Antalis has 16 logistic centres across the UK and Ireland.

Antalis is the leading paper, packaging and visual communications merchant in Europe. As number 2 worldwide with a turnover of 2.585€ billion in 2014, the Group employs 5,585 people serving over 120,000 clients, companies and printers, in 44 countries via their 118 distribution centres. Antalis carries out 14,000 deliveries each day in the world and distributes 1.8 million tonnes of paper per year on a global level. Antalis is the distribution branch of Sequana.

Antalis and Arjowiggins are fully owned subsidiaries of Sequana

Arjowiggins Graphic wins an award in “best publishing realisation by a private company” category for the 2015 Communication Trophies®

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Arjowiggins Graphic is proud to announce that the “Company kit brochure” has been winning the 3rd place in the “Best publishing realisation by a private company” category for the 2015 Communication Trophies®, the french Award dedicated to recognizing best actors in the communication sector.
The full shortlist is published on the event website at http://www.trophees-communication.com to see the competition.
The 2015 Communication Trophy took place on Friday, November 27th at the Partouche Casino “Le Pasino”, in La Grande Motte, France.

For 14 years, the Communication Trophies® are opened to all. Public service or private sector, from the small company to the big group, the small business sector or the associations, the cultural sphere or the industrial world, the corporate web site in the site of e-commerce, 32 categories allow to reward the best communication actions and the best communicators of the public service and the business world.

It is more than 1000 quality files which were received by professionals’ jury this year to reward, at the end, 126 structure prize-winners who have the privilege to be classified among 5 first ones of at least one of 32 proposed categories.

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The “Company kit brochure” presents the Arjowiggins Graphic complete recycled range for corporate communications.
Arjowiggins Graphic offers you a complete range of premium recycled and FSC® certified papers, ideally suited to fulfill all your corporate needs. In addition to environmental benefits, using recycled paper will also enhance your corporate image.
A full package of recycled papers for all applications: corporate letterheads, compliment slips, business cards, envelopes, office papers, invoices, statements, greetings cards, invitations…

Choose a green approach for all your corporate communications, with internationally recognised environmental certifications ; audited and validated by the most stringent third parties such as FSC®, European Ecolabel or Blue Angel.

Discover the specific ranges of papers = Cocoon range, Cyclus range, Edito range, Eural range.

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About Arjowiggins Graphic

Arjowiggins Graphic is the leader in environmental and innovative solutions for paper based communication. Its priority is the development of recycled papers, eco-responsible, integrating latest technology breaktrhroughs, allowing to offer to its customers unrivaled performance and technical levels. The branch is part of Arjowiggins, the world’s leading producer of technical and creative papers. With more than 4,000 employees and 19 plants around the world, Arjowiggins generated pro forma sales of €1 billion in 2014. Arjowiggins is a Sequana subsidiary.

FSC COP21 – Interview Gilles Lhermitte – Sustainable Development Director at Arjowiggins

A manifesto: preserving the value of forests and fighting to mitigate climate change

As a pioneer of forests preservation worldwide, FSC wishes to challenge the decision-makers by launching a manifesto. For what purpose? First, to federate actors who provide a solution in the preservation of forests and secondly, to make FSC certification a reflex, not only for the public actors, but also for the private ones and the consumers.

Gilles Lhermitte, Sustainable Development Director at Arjowiggins Graphic, explains in the following interview why Arjowiggins Graphic signed this manifesto.

 

Why did you sign this manifesto?

The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is a major objective for Arjowiggins Graphic; not only in its own installations and processes, but also through its supply of raw materials. We are also convinced that forests have a major role to play in the fight against global warming. As such, since 2009 we have been in partnership with FSC France to promote responsible forestry management. It was thus completely logical that we support FSC France’s manifesto within the framework of COP21.

What part does FSC certification play in Arjowiggins Graphic’s policy ?

Arjowiggins Graphic’s policy falls into two areas. The first one being the generalisation of a high quality offer of recycled paper with a high whiteness which applies to all the graphic applications of today. The second being our commitment to only ever use virgin fibers sourced from forests managed in a responsible way. As a result, all the ranges proposed by Arjowiggins Graphic today are available with FSC certification, the guarantee of our commitment in a responsible management for forest resources.

Forests for all, for ever.

For further information, visit the FSC dedicated website: www.fsccop21.com

Arjowiggins Graphic becomes COP21 Official Partner

COP21-officialpartnerArjowiggins Graphic, the European leader in the development of environmental paper solutions, today announces that it will be an Official Partner of COP21 taking place in Paris from 30 th November to 11th December 2015.

In 2015 COP21, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. The conference is expected to attract close to 40,000 participants including 20,000 official delegates from government, intergovernmental organisations, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society.

As an official event partner, Arjowiggins Graphic aims to promote and develop the use of recycled papers – in Europe recycled paper only accounts for 12%* of paper usage and yet omits 38% less CO2 than a non recycled paper.

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Kaleidoscope of Colours Inspires Arjowiggins Graphic latest Cocoon campaign

Arjo Wiggins Cocoon Butterfly

Arjowiggins Graphic, the leading manufacturer of recycled papers, today announces the launch of a new Cocoon global campaign.

The campaign, which uses the tagline, “white, recycled and so much more” showcases a spectrum of colour and range of print finishes on Cocoon.

The campaign features the iconic Cocoon butterfly, inspired by how a caterpillar in a cocoon transforms into a beautiful butterfly. In the new campaign, the Cocoon butterfly appears in a geometrical, technical and coloured design, like that of a kaleidoscope. It reflects the colour and print potential of Cocoon, an established high performing, extra-white and 100% recycled paper.

The campaign, which will be rolled out by Antalis and target designers, printers and end users, will run from October 20th until December 4th, 2015 across 26 countries. It includes an elegant mailer, which features embossing on the front cover and an insert with detachable paper butterfly stickers. The mailers will be printed on Cocoon Offset or Cocoon Silk 300 gsm, depending the country, 4 colour Komori energy efficient H-UV offset and presented in Cocoon Offset 100gsm envelopes.

The campaign is supported by HTML emails and a dedicated website – www.white-and-recycled.com, where customers are encouraged to answer a simple question correctly to be entered into a free prize draw with the chance to win one of two long weekends for two in the colourful Italian village of Cinque Terre and some other surprises for the next 20 winners.

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Arjowiggins Graphic publishes its 2014 Sustainable Development Report

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Arjowiggins Graphic, a leading manufacturer of environmental paper solutions, published its latest CSR report, detailing its industry-leading milestones, ambitions to work towards a circular economy and its role in developing a more sustainable industry.

Agnès Roger, Chief Executive of Arjowiggins Graphic comments: “In 2014, we continued to develop our volumes of recycled paper and won new customers who have incorporated our products into their sustainable development policies, safe in the knowledge that we do not compromise on the quality of our papers.
There are still a number of misconceptions about recycled paper that we have to overcome. To do this, we support our customers, private enterprises and local governments with their sustainable paper procurement policies.”

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Arjowiggins Graphic launches TEKNOCARD the widest range of premium board for packaging and graphical applications.

TEKNOCARD_NBTEKNOCARD offers the largest range of premium board on the market today. Whatever you are looking for, uncoated, 1 or 2-side coated, woodfree or recycled… with Teknocard, you will find the exact cartonboard needed for every graphical and packaging application.

The whole range is FSC certified and guarantees outstanding bulk, stiffness and dimensional stability and with it’s perfect surface smoothness is sure to deliver exceptional color reproduction and converting performance. To answer printers and brandholders needs for an environmental altenative 50 and 100 percent post-consumer waste recycled options are available.

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WWF recognizes the leadership in transparency of 25 of the world’s most important pulp and paper manufacturers

Gland, Switzerland — WWF recognizes the leadership in transparency of 25 of the world’s most important pulp and paper manufacturers, as demonstrated by their participation in the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index 2013. Companies voluntarily disclosed the ecological footprint of 40 product categories, more than doubling those evaluated in the 2011 index.

The companies recognized for their transparency in today’s launch of the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI) 2013 together produce 14 per cent of the world´s paper and board, respectively 28 per cent of the world’s graphic paper, 29 per cent of the world’s newsprint, 14 per cent of the world’s tissue and 6 per cent of the world’s packaging. They also produce 14 per cent of the world’s pulp.

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Arjowiggins Graphic celebrates biomimicry in latest Cocoon campaign

Photo mailing Cocoon papillon AntalisFor their latest Cocoon campaign Arjowiggins Graphic have looked to nature to help showcase the beauty of recycled paper. Inspired by how a caterpillar in a cocoon transforms into a beautiful butterfly, Arjowiggins Graphic’s ‘Biomimicry Campaign’ will use mailers and a website to convey how its Cocoon range has turned waste paper into 100% recycled extra white paper.

Arjowiggins Graphic and Antalis will distribute 40,000 mailers across Europe from the 15th September until 15th November, which will be accompanied by a dedicated campaign website and competition.

The mailers distributed in the UK printed on Cocoon Offset 100% Recycled, FSC® Recycled Certified, 300gsm will transform in to a die-cut 3D butterfly when unfolded. The mailers will be supported by 2 Eblasts, adverts and the English version of the dedicated website: www.white-and-recycled.co.uk

The mailers feature an array of futuristic black, blue and purple colours on the exterior. On the inside the mailers are a stark contrast with shades of pink, blue, green and orange on a bright white background, capturing the light playful colours associated with butterflies. The colourful mailers will also feature an innovative green ‘ECOfilm’ gloss lamination that is biodegradable.

As well as showcasing the high whiteness and finish that the Cocoon Offset papers achieve the mailer will also offer recipients the opportunity to win luxury eco-gifts, including LUSH gift vouchers and a grand prize of a long weekend to Iceland for two lucky winners.

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Arjowiggins Graphic publishes its 2013 Sustainable Development Report

Looking back on a sustainable year

CSR report 2013Arjowiggins Graphic, a leading manufacturer of environmental paper solutions, today published its latest CSR report, detailing its industry-leading milestones, ambitions to work towards a circular economy and its role in developing a more sustainable industry.

Agnès Roger, Chief Executive of Arjowiggins Graphic comments: “When it comes to environmental and social responsibility every act counts, no matter how small. An industry like ours needs to give itself clear and ambitious targets and implement strategies to achieve them, one step at a time. At Arjowiggins Graphic, we have been implementing a sustainable development policy for several years that surpasses our customers’ expectations and the regulations in force, and we’ve seen this go from strength to strength in 2013.”

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ISO 50001 energy management system for all manufacturing sites

Arjowiggins Graphic successfully implements ISO 50001

This international standard recognises businesses that are demonstrating best practice in energy management and whilst following a programme for continuous improvement.

The careful and responsible use of energy has long been an important part of the Arjowiggins Graphic corporate policy that extends to all departments and employees.

Although in recent years, various energy conservation measures have been successfully implemented, the company decided to approach the diverse activities of energy efficiency in a more consistent and systematic way. Through the introduction of an energy management system in line with ISO 50001; continuous improvements in energy performance, efficiency and cost reductions can be achieved.

Energy Management at Arjowiggins Graphic has become an integral part of the management system and having already achieved the ISO9001 Quality, ISO14001 Environment, OHSAS18001 Health and Safety and FSCTM Chain of Custody standards, this now completes our programme. It has been an outstanding team effort from the Arjowiggins Graphic’s staff to accomplish the certification process.

“Environmental performance and energy management are rooted in Arjowiggins Graphics culture and have been a priority since the creation of the Company. Today, our products and technologies are recognised as enabling low energy consumption for the end user. It is completely complementary now for our 4 manufacturing sites producing these products to be certified; an acknowledgement of the substantial work undertaken at our sites for better energy consumption and management,” commented Agnes Roger, Chief Executive Arjowiggins Graphic.

The efficient use of all energy sources deployed at Arjowiggins Graphic also makes a contribution to the long term and sustainable improvement of our competitiveness and shows that as a company, we are committed to the responsible treatment of valuable resources.

Crystal clear message with new Cocoon campaign

New campaign from Arjowiggins Graphic showcases that recycled paper doesn’t have to compromise on quality or whiteness

cocoon-campaign-2013-packshotArjowiggins Graphic, the leading manufacturer of environmental paper solutions, has teamed up with Antalis to launch a new innovative campaign to showcase the unique quality of its Cocoon recycled paper.

The campaign consisting of a mailer, game and dedicated website targets designers, businesses and printers in twenty-three countries across Europe. The mailer features an image of a crystal that turns into a 3D diamond to reflect the  cycle of Cocoon, which transforms recycled pulp into beautiful, clean white paper.

Using Cocoon Silk 250gsm manufactured from 100% de-inked pulp this new mailer showcases the whiteness and finish that can be achieved from recycled waste paper. Cocoon is a range of 100% recycled FSC certified and 50% recycled FSC mix certified offset and coated papers with the qualities and appearance of virgin fibre papers but with far superior environmental credentials

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Arjowiggins graphic launches the innovative 100% recycled High speed inkjet paper portfolio

Brochure_Inkjet_AWGArjowiggins Graphic has announced the launch of its Innovative 100% recycled High speed Inkjet paper portfolio, a range of OEM qualified and sustainable products designed to run on all Inkjet digital presses including the latest generation of machines. Once again Arjowiggins Graphic meets market demand and continues to lead industry innovation with an exciting new range of 100% recycled papers, engineered specifically for inkjet colour printing.

“This Inkjet Portfolio complements the rest of our digital product offering. We see this product range as an innovative and alternative solution for printers and their Corporate clients. These specially engineered, premium quality web inkjet papers are already creating profitable new markets in transpromo and direct mail, with increasing commercial print applications,” said Jean Charles Monange, sales and marketing director, Arjowiggins Graphic.

The Cocoon and Cyclus Jet families provide a unique combination of high quality performance at full press speed and Improve color depth in combination with ink consumption reduction.

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