Sustainability Report 2013

Sustainability Report 2013

At Sappi, we embrace a holistic vision of sustainability as defined by the Brundtland Commission: "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." We recognize that strong, sustainable companies don't merely manage against quarterly financial targets—they invest in the PEOPLE they employ, they make commitments to protect the PLANET from the wasteful use of natural resources and they have a clear vision to achieve profitable growth and PROSPERITY for current and future generations.

Sappi Limited, our global parent, has a demonstrated track record of managing against the Three P's—People, Planet and Prosperity. In 2005 we established one of the first ever sustainability charters in our industry. Over 80% of the energy used by Sappi's North American mills comes from renewable resources, and as a result we have the lowest reported greenhouse gas emissions amongst the major North American coated freesheet suppliers. Additionally, all of our North American mills are triple certified by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC certified paper), Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSC® certified paper) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI® certified paper).

Our sustainability platform is science-based and focused on continuous improvement. We have established five year goals and are committed to public reporting of our progress against these goals. As providers of FSC® certified paper and SFI® certified paper, we work each and every day at manufacturing, distributing and disposing of our products in responsible and sustainable ways. Additionally, we are committed to helping all of our partners—merchants, printers, corporate end-users and designers—understand the true footprint of our business so that they can trust that when they do business with us, they are doing business with the leader in the industry.

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Aug 18, 2014 9:00 AM ET
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Sustainability Report: Local Communities
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Sustainability Report: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
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