At Sappi, we are known for our history of paper innovation—but we don’t stop there. This past year we’ve launched an unprecedented amount of investments and initiatives all to support our customers and business. With our portfolio of high-quality sustainable products, including our new paperboard packaging, along with our outreach and marketing efforts, Sappi is here to serve its customers for the long haul.
Sappi educates on the power of paper
Our new site, POP from Sappi, celebrates the inspiring power of paper, print, and packaging.
JOHANNESBURG, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/- Sappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™
(PEFC™). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout our supply and value chains.
New devices made from patterned release paper— for use in biotechnical applications—were included as one of five discoveries showcased at the University of Maine earlier this year, as part of their Maine Innovation, Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) program. The innovative devices were developed in partnership with Sappi’s Westbrook Technology Center. MIRTA is a 16-week program that guides participants through customer discovery, market analysis, intellectual property analysis, and the development of a business model.
The Sappi Group Chief Executive’s Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated and lived out Sappi’s values through exceptional efforts. Since 2013, we have recognized 21 colleagues across the globe for their contributions in line with Sappi’s core values. This year, there were many strong nominations that showed a commitment to our One Sappi drive and 2020Vision. Sappi North America’s award recipient, Heather Pelletier, was a clear choice.
To meet customer needs for renewable paperbased packaging, we comprehensively rebuilt Paper Machine 1 (PM1) at our Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine. In 2018, we completed the 16-month project, launching a broad range of high-quality paperboard products. Maine’s governor joined Sappi management, local legislators, state officials, and members of the media to tour the rebuilt paper machine, see examples of the mill’s new packaging products, and ask questions of the staff and Sappi officials at the event.
Sappi Limited is proud to earn a spot in the FTSE/ JSE Responsible Investment Top 30 Index. The Socially Responsible Investment Index is a partnership between FTSE Russell, the global index provider, and JSE’s work promoting corporate sustainability practices. Sappi Limited announced their inclusion in the index in July 2018.
Sappi North America (SNA) takes a holistic stance on prosperity, understanding that a myriad of factors will define our financial success. This means always seeking answers—have we listened to our customers and made decisions in anticipation of their needs and expectations? Are all employees engaged and motivated to lead projects to execute their ideas? Do we understand how our operations impact our local communities and work with them to develop “win-win” strategies?
2018 was a year of transformation for Sappi North America (SNA). We rebuilt a paper machine, developed an entirely new packaging line, helped launch exciting new brand positioning for our dissolving pulp product, and established a creative, passionate sustainability team to set the course for our future.
Gardner discusses the state of sustainability at Sappi
2018 was an enormously important, transformational year for Sappi North America (SNA). We executed on several fronts to make our company sustainable for the long term. Through significant investments in our people and in our mills, and rigorous attention to our high standards for safety, operational efficiency and environmental stewardship, we are well on our way to becoming the thriving, diversified, growing business we set out to be just a few years ago. Let me share a few of my highlights and reflections for the future:
Sappi puts its people front and center to achieve goals
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At Sappi North America (SNA), we keep sustainability at the forefront of our operations. Together with the 2020Vision— Sappi’s global growth strategy—we use our sustainability goals program to set targets, initiate improvement actions, and monitor our commitment to progress. Our goals are reflective of the desires of our employees, customers, and investors.
Contribute to 15 percent group EBITDA margin target