Sappi’s Key Performance Indicators: Lowering Emissions to Lessen Carbon Footprint

Dec 8, 2016 9:00 AM ET

Next up in our series about key performance indicators: emissions.

Sappi North America operates well below permitted emissions levels associated with on-site energy production in our combined heat and power plants. Overall, our performance in 2015 against these key emissions metrics was in line with 2014. Improvements at our Westbrook and Somerset mills resulted in lower particulate emissions. The natural gas capital project at our Somerset Mill provides us with more manufacturing flexibility. Balancing fuel mix in 2015 to optimize production costs resulted in lower NOx and higher greenhouse gas emissions as compared to 2014. We remain the manufacturer with the lowest carbon footprint of US domestic producers of coated freesheet papers. Sappi’s boilers currently meet most limits specified under the Industrial Boiler MACT rules due to past capital investments and optimization of fuel mix and combustion conditions. Equipment needed for further emissions control at each of our three mills is included in our capital plans as part of our annual maintenance spending.

Learn more in our full 2015 Sustainability Report: