Responsible manufacturing begins with responsible sourcing. For the wood products industry, it is paramount that our natural resources are used wisely. In the US, a strong legal framework has shaped and upheld responsible forestry practices for generations. The Clean Water Act first established the requirement for best management practices (BMPs) in the 1970s. Forestry BMPs have been evaluated, tested, revised, and adapted over time by each state. Third-party certification standards have led to additional improvements and provide a scalable assurance mechanism for stakeholders.
Nine design projects receive funds to implement campaigns for social good with print
BOSTON, September 6, 2018/3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the recipients of its 19th annual Ideas that Matter grant program, which provides funds to support the production and distribution of printed social impact projects proposed by designer applicants.
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:
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ -Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, speciality and packaging papers, graphic (printing and writing) paper and biomaterials, is pleased to announce its support as one of the founding partners of The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme .
JOHANNESBURG, July 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sappi Limited, the leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, specialities and packaging papers, printing and writing papers as well as biomaterials and biochemicals, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Top 30 index.
In September 2017, Sappi North America received an award from the governor’s offi ce under the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) in recognition of its investment and innovative technologies at the Cloquet Mill.
The company was recognized for its contributions to the economic vitality of local communities, and its commitment to keeping Minnesota a world-leading center of business investment and innovation.
At Sappi North America, we are committed to operating our businesses in a sustainable manner. Together with the 2020Vision— Sappi’s global growth strategy—we use our sustainability goals program to set targets, initiate improvement actions and monitor progress.
Achieve 60% Certified Fiber
Our certifi cation goal tracks the amount of certified fiber from wood and pulp across our three manufacturing operations.
Return on net operating assets (RONOA) is a core measure of financial sustainability that measures how effectively we use our asset base to generate profit.
In 2017 Sappi North America achieved a 4.7 percent RONOA, down only slightly from the prior year due to very challenging conditions in graphics and release markets. Disciplined cost management and strong performance in our dissolving wood pulp helped to offset the impact of these headwinds.