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A Letter from Sappi CEO Steve Binnie

Global CEO highlights company's sustainable growth
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Dear North American colleagues and stakeholders,

2017 was a good year for Sappi globally, with the focus and energy of our people enabling us to deliver another strong set of results built on the momentum of past years. In North America, good cost management and strong contributions from our Specialised Cellulose business offset some of the weak market conditions in the graphics and release businesses.

Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators: Social Indicators

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Our pulp and paper products are derived from renewable resources, made with high levels of renewable energy, and are designed to be reused or recycled. While it is difficult to identify a more sustainable industry than forest products, not all companies perform equally when it comes to operating safely and sustainably. We track our progress annually, and in the following pages offer an updated view of our performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility.

Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators: Solid Waste

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Our pulp and paper products are derived from renewable resources, made with high levels of renewable energy, and are designed to be reused or recycled. While it is difficult to identify a more sustainable industry than forest products, not all companies perform equally when it comes to operating safely and sustainably. We track our progress annually, and in the following pages offer an updated view of our performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility.

Social Responsibility at Sappi North America

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Our social responsibility efforts focus on our employees, customers and our local communities. We engage with customers to create relevant and innovative products. Across our operations, we focus on the safety, well-being and expertise of our employees, and we routinely work to connect and contribute in our local communities.

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Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators: Water

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All pulp and paper mills in North America use and treat water in accordance with comprehensive environmental permits. Overall, Sappi North America’s 2016 water use, total suspended solids and biological oxygen demand intensity metrics were in line with our 2015 performance. Our North American mills draw water from surface sources (rivers and lakes) and return treated water to the same primary sources. After on-site treatment at Cloquet, we send water to a publicly owned treatment facility, where it is treated further and then returned to Lake Superior.

Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators: Fiber

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One hundred percent of our fiber is procured in accordance with the SFI® Fiber Sourcing standard as well as the FSC® Controlled Wood standard. These third-party programs provide assurance that wood-based products have been procured from well-managed forests and are legally harvested. While Sappi does not own any forestland in North America, our foresters provide active forest management services for landowners within our procurement zones.

Pulp Nonfiction: How a Small Plant Makes Sustainability Profitable

Columbia Pulp LLC is commercializing an innovative way to turn waste plant material into high-quality pulp and combatting air pollution in the process
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When you can turn a problem into a product, you have the seeds of a profitable venture.

Columbia Pulp LLC, headquartered in Dayton, Washington, is commercializing an innovative but proven way to turn waste plant material into high-quality pulp that can be used to make consumer paper and packaging products – combatting air pollution in the process.

See How Sappi Measured Success in 2016

Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators
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Our pulp and paper products are derived from renewable resources, made with high levels of renewable energy, and are designed to be reused or recycled. While it is difficult to identify a more sustainable industry than forest products, not all companies perform equally when it comes to operating safely and sustainably.

Sappi North America Awarded Johnson & Johnson Rising Star Award for Sustainability

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Sappi North America was a proud recipient of the Johnson & Johnson 2015 Rising Star Sustainability Award. The award comes after Sappi helped the company create and implement Johnson & Johnson’s US Commercial Paper Program.

Sappi's Emergency Response Team is Volunteer-Based and Award Winning

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Fifty Sappi employees volunteer to staff the Somerset Emergency Response Team (ERT). The team is trained and prepared to respond to potential in-house emergency situations such as fires, medical issues, fall and confined space rescues, or chemical releases. The ERT also responds offsite with a team from Skowhegan Fire, Waterville Fire and Augusta Fire (Team V) if activated by the Somerset County EMA director.

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