Sustainability Report 2014

Sustainability Report 2014

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.

Our continuing investments in our people have been instrumental to this success, with our focus on safety, training and job development at the core of everything we do. We believe that no business can win in the marketplace without motivated, engaged and well trained people making it happen every day; on the mill floor or with customers, solving business problems collaboratively and creatively. In this year’s report, we highlight our world class employees and the value they create, for it is our people that will enable Sappi North America to rise to the challenges faced by our industry.

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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Content from this campaign

How to Exceed Your 5-year Emissions Goal One Year Early
Intensity is a term that describes the usage of resources for, or output from, the manufacture of a set unit of product. We exceeded an aggressive five-year goal of a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity in just three years and are now working to reduce energy intensity. Overall, our performance in 2014 against these key emissions metrics was in line with 2013. A markedly...
Oct 21, 2015 8:30 AM ET
Held to High Fiber Standards
These third-party certification programs provide assurance that wood-based products have been procured from well-managed forests and are legally harvested. In 2014, we purchased more kraft fiber than historic levels to support the papermaking operations in Cloquet after the 2013 conversion of that pulp mill to dissolving wood pulp. All of our purchased pulp was certified by one or more...
Oct 14, 2015 8:30 AM ET
Boosting Brand Awareness in the Digital Age
In 2014, we invested significant resources in customer communications in order to increase brand awareness and drive sustainable performance for our business. Uncover All the Ways Sappi Has You CoveredIn 2014, Sappi made upgrades to our manufacturing process, providing more cover stock availability and ending our volume restrictions. As a result, numerous cover...
Oct 7, 2015 8:30 AM ET
Strong Community Engagement: A Recipe for Business Success
Strong engagement with local institutions, organizations and partners creates a mutual advantage for our company and the areas where we live and work. Education MatterAt Sappi, we believe education is the foundation for success. As such, our commitment to education and training extends beyond our employees and customers to include programs and institutions in...
Sep 30, 2015 8:30 AM ET
Reaching the Fullest Potential in the Workforce Through Safety, Well-Being and Expertise
Through our innovative safety culture, health and wellness programs and ongoing training, we are able to attract and retain highly skilled people and help them realize their fullest potential in the organization. Health and WellnessThe continued health and happiness of our people is critical to our culture, recruitment efforts and the future of our company. That...
Sep 23, 2015 8:30 AM ET