Transparency Is Key to Sappi's Sustainability Strategy

Aug 7, 2018 5:30 PM ET

Sappi utilizes numerous systems and other tools for providing information on our sustainability performance. In addition to our annual sustainability report, we utilize globally recognized third-party platforms to provide additional transparency to various stakeholders. Many of these disclosures are coordinated at the Sappi Group level, including the performance of all of Sappi’s operations in Europe, South Africa and North America. Global reporting includes:

  • A group-level sustainability report in accordance to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards
  • The Carbon Disclosure Project—Climate change (Investors and Supply chain modules)
  • The Carbon Disclosure Project—Forestry
  • The United Nations Global Compact

EcoVadis Gives Sappi North America a Gold Rating

At a regional level, Sappi North America also provides an annual update of mill performance statistics through GreenBlue’s Environmental Paper Assessment Tool (EPAT). In 2017, based on requests from each of our business units, we joined the EcoVadis, a third-party platform that scores information across a breadth of sustainability information including sections on Environment, Labor Practices, Fair Business Practices and Sustainable Procurement. In our fi rst year of participation we are proud to have received a Gold Rating, the highest level of recognition, from EcoVadis. In particular, the EcoVadis report noted that Sappi North America was among:

  • The top 4% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis in all categories and the top 7% of all suppliers in the category of pulp and paper manufacturing
  • The top 6% of pulp and paper suppliers assessed in terms of Labor Practices
  • The top 15% of pulp and paper suppliers assessed in terms of both Environmental and Fair Business Practices

Read more from Sappi North America's 2017 Sustainability Report here: