Giving Back in Local Communities and Going Beyond Better to Support A Circular Economy
Armacell AMERICAS is embarking on a new pilot volunteer and donation program in Chapel Hill, NC. The program will build on the Global Armacell Day initiative and support local not-for-profits within the local communities of its regional office, in the Triangle – Chapel Hill – Durham area.
Armacell recently partnered with Framer Foodshare in the month of March to double the impact of the donations they received by agreeing to match up to $3000 in donations. Like Armacell, Farmer Foodshare are innovators, thinking outside of the box to create a circular economy. Farmer Foodshare switched from a linear “make-take-dispose” economy to a circular model based on reduce, reuse, recycle. Farmer Foodshare works to shorten the food mile, divert food waste, and helps local farmers and food-insecure folks within our community. As a global company that thinks locally, we are proud to support an organization who shares our core values.
With Armacell’ s help, Farmer Foodshare raised over $24,000! These donations will go towards initiatives like:
- Supporting 45 local, family-scale farmers through its wholesale market and local food hub
- Creating over $500,000 in sales for their farms, circulating back through our local economy
- Distributing food equitably, with 540,000 lbs. contributed to the emergency food system
- Launching the first-ever Farmer Mini-grants program, aiming to support historically excluded producers such as women-owned and BIPOC-owned farms.
To learn more about Farmer Foodshare and/or to donate to their efforts, please visit: www.farmerfoodshare.org/donate/
As the inventors of flexible foam for equipment insulation and a leading provider of engineered foams, Armacell develops innovative and safe thermal, acoustic and mechanical solutions that create sustainable value for its customers. Armacell's products significantly contribute to global energy efficiency making a difference around the world every day. With more than 3,000 employees and 24 production plants in 16 countries, the company operates two main businesses, Advanced Insulation and Engineered Foams, and generated net sales of EUR 591 million and adjusted EBITDA of EUR 120 million in 2020. Armacell focuses on insulation materials for technical equipment, high-performance foams for high-tech and lightweight applications and next generation aerogel blanket technology.
For more information, please visit: www.armacell.com
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