Sustainability Report 2015

Sustainability Report 2015

At Sappi, 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 has a demonstrated track record of managing against all three pillars of sustainability, environmental, social and economic responsibility. In 2005 we established one of the first ever sustainability charters in our industry.

We work each and every day at manufacturing, distributing and disposing of our products, from each of our core business units, in responsible and sustainable ways. We are committed to helping all of our partners across the supply chain —from suppliers to customers—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.

To learn more, download a PDF of the full report here.

Content from this campaign

The Importance of Supply Chain Traceability in Customer Confidence
Supply chain traceability is a critical element of risk management. At Sappi we record the town and state or province of origin of each load of wood received at our mills. Representative samples of the deliveries to our mills are subsequently traced backward to confirm the accuracy of the information provided. Through a separate effort, the State of Maine requires that all timber harvests must...
Sep 20, 2016 9:00 AM ET
Sappi’s Commitment to Sustainable Forestry is Bar None
Responsible manufacturing begins with responsible procure­ment. 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...
Sep 15, 2016 9:00 AM ET
Paper & Packaging: How Life Unfolds™
We are proud to share the warmth and creativity that paper and paper-based packaging offers us all through the Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds™ consumer campaign. The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) unites nearly 60 companies, including Sappi North America, in the paper and packaging industry to elevate the use and choice of paper and paper-based packaging. P+PB launched the...
Sep 7, 2016 9:00 AM ET
Sappi’s Key Performance Indicators: Water
All pulp and paper mills in North America use and treat water in accordance with comprehensive environmental permits. Our North American mills use only surface water sources (rivers and lakes) and return treated water to the same primary source. (At Cloquet, we return the water to a publicly owned treatment facility, which then returns to Lake Superior.) We return a high percentage of the...
Aug 29, 2016 9:00 AM ET
Sappi’s Jennifer Miller Dives Into its 2020Vision and the Importance of Continuing a Circular Economy
Jennifer Miller was named Chief Business Sustainability Officer for Sappi North America in August 2015. In this new role, she is focused on identifying strategic growth and diversification opportunities for the Company as well as continuing to lead the sustainability strategies for all four of Sappi North America’s businesses. Q: What is your focus in your new role as...
Aug 24, 2016 10:00 AM ET