To celebrate the 68th Birthday of Universal Paper & Plastics, we held a “Going Green” themed party on Friday the 9th of February.
This year, specific emphasis was placed on “Going Green” and what we as a company and people can do everyday to conserve resources and play our part in a sustainable future. Plans for a new park are under way and we hope that in the near future, our directors and staff will be able to enjoy taking a break while surrounded by trees. The park will also feature some staple outdoor gym equipment to promote exercise and employee wellness.
The Birthday festivities included food, refreshments, a poster competition and recycling game, lucky draws with big prizes, and to continue the tradition, a beautiful cake big enough for the entire UPP family. The cake was based on the idea of the new park at UPP. In addition to the food and activities, we had a “Fingerprint Tree” which was painted onto a piece of pulp (virgin fibre pulp like the pulp that we use to produce our paper). Employees were invited to dip their finger into ink and make a “leaf” on the UPP tree to commemorate their contribution to the company as a living organisation.
As with previous years, we incorporated our four core values into the decor. This year, instead of printing custom napkins and place-mats like we did for last year’s party and in staying with the theme, we used various green napkins that we had in stock.
This year’s party had an important theme, which our company holds in high regard — it was definitely a day enjoyed by all who attended. We would like to thank all UPP staff for their contributions and continuous commitment to ensuring UPP remains a successful, proudly South African company that continues to break new ground in the tissue paper industry.
We are looking forward to a successful year ahead and have an exciting time to come in the next 2 years when we will be turning 70!