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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Sustainability Report 2013: Energy
In our 2012 report, we adopted a calculation method that is used by the Department of Energy and the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA). In this method, energy consumption from purchased electricity is calculated in terms of fuel inputs to account for efficiency losses in generating and transmitting power. The equivalent energy value is represented in terms of sources as per...
Jun 9, 2014 8:00 AM ET
Sustainability Report 2013: Investing in Physical Assets
These investments have resulted in product quality improvements, expanded capacity, increased operating flexibility, energy and material savings, as well as increased renewable energy production. In this past year, we completed major capital projects at each of our three manufacturing facilities in turn supporting all three of our business units. We are now well positioned for strong growth in...
Jun 2, 2014 8:00 AM ET
Sustainability Report 2013: Energy & Emissions
In terms of total consumption of energy, pulp and paper is third among industrial sectors; only the refining and chemical industries consume more. However, environmental impact is affected not just by the amount of energy, but also by the type of energy consumed. On average, US pulp and paper mills derive nearly two-thirds of energy needs from renewable sources that are considered carbon...
May 27, 2014 8:00 AM ET
Sustainability Report 2013: Customers
Sappi has long been respected as a leading provider of educational information to the print industry and we are committed to continuing this legacy.  We also know that our sustainability performance is an integral element of our brand promise. Buyers want to know that they are working with reputable suppliers, eliminating risk from their supply chain. In addition to quality products and...
May 12, 2014 2:00 PM ET
Sustainability Report 2013: Q&A with Jennifer Miller
In a question and answer format, she discussed highlights of 2013 performance and the importance of sustainable consumption principles as applied to Sappi's operations and products. 1. This has clearly been a year of transition for Sappi. Could you share a few highlights and what you see on the horizon for 2014?...
Apr 28, 2014 2:30 PM ET