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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Extending the Life of Paper
At Sappi we are also committed to sustainable or “smart” consumption of paper, eliminating wasteful use. Only by using paper wisely and purposefully can we be assured of meeting growing demand for generations to come. Smart ConsumptionDirect marketers and catalogers have adopted practices such as maintaining good mailing list hygiene and using more targeted...
Sep 16, 2015 8:30 AM ET
Curbing Environmental Concerns
In fact, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) identified climate change as the most common issue of materiality across all industries. Their research found that climate change is material in 50 of the 57 industries for which they have issued standards to date. The wood products industry is no exception. Beyond environmental concerns, energy is a major cost driver in our...
Sep 9, 2015 8:30 AM ET
Ensuring the Happy, Healthy Future of Our Forests
For the wood products industry, it is paramount that our natural resources are used sustainably. Wood supplies the bulk of renewable energy that drives our mills, and cellulose fibers comprise the primary ingredient in our paper and pulp products, making healthy and abundant forests critical to the long-term viability of each of our core businesses. Strategic Procurement...
Sep 2, 2015 8:30 AM ET
Papermaking: Doing More with Less
Sustainable production and consumption depends on using materials and energy efficiently so that there are ample resources available for future generations. Consideration must be given to the full life cycle of a service or product to fully understand its impact. At Sappi, we take a holistic view of papermaking and understand that our sphere of influence extends beyond our mill gates from...
Aug 26, 2015 8:30 AM ET
Sappi’s Jennifer Miller Talks Shop: Ensuring a Sustainable Future in the Papermaking Industry
Jennifer Miller discussed highlights of 2014 performance and what Sappi North America is doing to insure a sustainable future across all four of its businesses in this Q&A. 1. Global market conditions were challenging for Sappi Fine Paper North America in 2014, impacting all of its businesses. Could you share what the Company learned from navigating these markets and your...
Aug 19, 2015 8:30 AM ET