NOVA Chemicals, Pregis Announce Plan to Fund Uzima Clean Water Mission

Packaging manufacturer donates profits from Inspyre line made with NOVA Chemicals film resins

Calgary, AB (November 17, 2020) – NOVA Chemicals Corporation (“NOVA Chemicals”), a leading producer of chemicals and plastic resins, and Pregis, a major supplier of protective packaging solutions, are teaming up to support the Uzima Clean Water Mission (Uzima). The Atlanta-based charity manufactures and donates water filters to help vulnerable, at-risk populations around the world gain access to clean water.

To support the clean water mission, NOVA Chemicals is donating film resins to Pregis for the production of its Inspyre brand, a colorful line of hybrid-cushioning protective packaging. A portion of proceeds from Inspyre packaging sales are donated to the Uzima Clean Water Mission. The resins provided by NOVA Chemicals will enable to Pregis to provide greater financial support to Uzima.

“Access to clean water is something many of us take for granted. We are pleased to join Pregis in providing our materials to help Uzima safely deliver water filters to communities that need them most,” said Luis Sierra, CEO, NOVA Chemicals.

Kevin Baudhuin, president and CEO, Pregis, said the partnership with NOVA Chemicals enables his company to offer its packaging engineers and brand owners the best of both worlds. “The need for quality protective packaging continues to grow, especially in light of the ongoing expansion of e-commerce,” he said. “NOVA Chemicals resins enable us to exceed customer expectations for packaging performance while giving all of us an opportunity to serve a worthy and genuinely life-saving cause.”

Uzima was conceived in 2012 out of a desire to serve Kenya’s rural inhabitants with clean, safe water. Launched in 2015, Uzima consists of two companies: The Uzima Clean Water Mission, which works with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government entities, non-profit organizations, and donors to implement global clean-water solutions; and Uzima Filters, which manufactures and sells the company’s proprietary water filters. The clean water program has expanded beyond Kenya to become an international mission.

“We are so grateful for companies like Pregis and NOVA Chemicals that support our mission,” said Bill Coble, president and CEO, Uzima. “Every contribution helps us remedy one of the greatest challenges facing vulnerable communities across Africa and the globe. Nobody deserves to drink dirty water, and we won’t stop until clean water is a reality for everyone.”

Learn more about how Pregis is helping to “Inspyre” at https://www.pregis.com/giving-back/.

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About Pregis
Pregis LLC is a customer-driven solutions provider of innovative protective packaging materials, equipment systems and surface protection. As a material neutral company, the company works with its customers to find the right solution to solve their business challenges. Pregis serves a wide variety of consumer and industrial market segments including food, pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical devices, agricultural, e-commerce, retail, automotive, transportation, furniture, electronics, building, construction, and military/aerospace. For more information: www.pregis.com.

About Uzima
Atlanta-based Uzima Clean Water Mission, a wholly owned subsidiary of Start With One International, was born in 2015 out of a desire to remedy one of the greatest challenges facing the poor in rural Kenya. Uzima has since transformed into a global organization, with a variety of filtration solutions to meet the needs of people around the world by making clean water affordable, measurable and attainable. More information is available at www.uzimafilters.org.

About NOVA Chemicals Corporation
NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins that make everyday life healthier, easier and safer. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to Sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly owned ultimately by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Visit NOVA Chemicals on the Internet at www.novachem.com.

NOVA Chemicals Media Contact
Andie Stiles
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