Ostroleka employee wins design prize for foldable chair
Arkadiusz Prusinski, a designer from Stora Enso’s Corrugated Packaging business unit in Ostroleka, Poland, won a design contest for an original, environmentally friendly “city folding chair” for the Poznan Fan Zone, during the 2012 European Football Championship. His creative design proved to be the best, not only among his colleagues from the company’s Lodz, Tychy and Mosina plants, but also among other talented designers from all over Poland. A total of 31 projects were submitted. The prototypes were judged in four categories: how suitable the design was for production, functionality, innovation, and aesthetics and shape. “The winning project designed by Arkadiusz Prusinski from Ostroleka is characterised first and foremost by the ease with which it can be folded, its highly intuitive design and its use of minimal materials. A major advantage of this project is that it is possible to reuse it multiple times, as well as being extremely convenient,” said David Graas, Dutch designer and juror of the contest. Arkadiusz Prusinski explains, “The city folding chair is easy to fold, unfold and transport.” He emphasises the sturdiness of the construction and explains that it is durable enough to be used by a fan weighing 100 kilos. It is made of double-wall corrugated board, BC flute, which is glued and equipped with a handle for carrying purposes.
Stora Enso Poland supports young ecologists
As a producer of ecological packaging that is concerned about the environment, Stora Enso supports many local environment protection initiatives, especially those involving the education of children and youth. We cooperate with local ecological clubs and associations. Every year, a large number of young children from Ostroleka and the surrounding region participate in their activities. One example is the sponsoring of the 10. Ecological Theatres and Situational Scenes Review, which took place within the framework of the May celebration of Earth Days. The event was organised by the Ecological Education Centre at the Municipal Kindergarten No 7 in Ostroleka. During the event, which lasted almost four hours, children performed about a dozen verbal-music programmes regarding environmental protection issues. Each team that performed on stage received a diploma and prizes from the organisers. More than 200 people attended the event in the hall of the Ostroleka Culture Centre. This sort of review provides an ecological educational experience, while at the same time giving children an opportunity to perform on stage, which was a highly emotional experience. Stora Enso, a patron of the Ecological Education Centre, since 10 years is the main sponsor of the review together with the Town Hall of Ostroleka.
Stora Enso Poland supports Polands largest charity organisation
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy) is the largest and most prosperous charity organisation in Poland. Its objectives are to save children’s lives, promote good health and provide education in the field of preventive treatment. Since 1993, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity has collected and allocated more than USD 160 million in an effort to help save lives. This past January, USD 12 million was collected in just one day. Stora Enso has sponsored and supported the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity for 16 years. Our employees have volunteered to produce 160,000 corrugated board boxes used to collect money. Each January, these boxes are used by some 120,000 volunteers, including children and adults from all over Poland. The event is broadcast on public television, and each year, Stora Enso representatives are there to talk about the company’s support in front of a million viewers at home. Stora Enso is proud to be a part of this successful charity. In addition to humanitarian work, the foundation is also a powerful medium for spreading the ideology of friendship, tolerance, and openness.