Safety is the top priority at Sappi. Across all regions, we are committed to zero workplace injuries. The metric we use to measure our progress toward meeting our goal is known as lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR), which measures injuries resulting in lost time per 200,000 employee hours of exposure—equivalent to 100 full-time employees per year.
Company introduces 2025 goals that align with SDGs
As we enter into the last year of our five-year performance cycle, we’re already thinking about what 2025 might look like.
Our sustainability journey began in earnest back in 2008 when we became a signatory to the UN Global Compact. The Compact had us focusing on four broad topics as a means to improve society: human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. To deliver in these areas, we set goals and targets that were most applicable to the difference we could make with our business. Since that time, we’ve accomplished a great deal.
This past year saw significant progress at Sappi North America (SNA). For the second year running, we produced an excellent safety performance — again lowering the injury frequency and severity ratings to record-low levels. I would like to thank each and every staff member for their personal commitment to this journey.
Leading paper and packaging supplier highlights collaborative results in annual report
BOSTON, May 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving pulp, today released its 2019 Sustainability Report, illustrating the bright future for sustainability within the company.
On the program’s 20th anniversary, 11 projects receive funds for social impact campaigns
BOSTON, September 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the 2019 recipients of its annual Ideas that Matter grant program. Celebrating its 20th year, the program provides funding to support the production and distribution of social impact print projects with integrated campaigns.
Looking back on 2018, I am struck by the degree to which sustainability-driven values, ideas, and strategies were an integral part of Sappi North America’s business success. We have a market advantage as a renewable resource company, offering customers around the globe sustainably sourced printing papers, packaging, and specialties, and dissolving wood pulp products.
Sappi takes a very active approach to social responsibility, both regionally and globally. Our three primary stakeholder groups are our employees, our customers, and the communities in which we operate. In addition to providing skilled jobs and continued job training, we improve the lives of our workforce and community by promoting freedom of association, nondiscrimination and the abolition of child labor.
Our North American mills draw water from surface sources (rivers and lakes) and return treated water to the same primary sources. As we do with our emissions, we manage our use and discharge of water in accordance with comprehensive environmental permits. Our specific intake and discharge grew this year, yet we were pleased to see a decrease in biological oxygen demand (BOD) and total suspended solids (TSS), see bar charts. The decrease in BOD and TSS is in a large part due to the multi-year project at the Cloquet Mill.