ReportAlert.info - Sappi Publishes Sustainability Report 2013
February 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sappi's 2013 group integrated annual and sustainability reports provide insight into the company’s “develop, grow, optimise” strategy. This strategy is focused on actively transforming the company into a growing, profitable, diversified fibre group focused on specialised cellulose, high cash generation profitable paper businesses and other high-margin industrial products which will provide added value to its customers and wealth to its shareholders and people.
The reports detail the year in review and the manner in which Sappi leverages innovation on a daily basis to develop new products, markets and processes to generate greater returns in all aspects of its business, together with details of projects aimed at improving profitability and enhancing Sappi’s competitive position in global markets.
Sappi’s sustainability vision is to balance and integrate People and Planet with Prosperity (profitability) across all aspects of operations. Both reports set out Sappi’s steady progress in realising this vision.
By creating a safe, healthy workplace for its People in which diversity is encouraged and valued, and people provided with ongoing skills and training opportunities in order to develop to their full potential, Sappi enhances productivity and the ability to service global markets.
In a world where natural resources are under increasing pressure, by treading more lightly on the Planet, Sappi produces more with less. This approach has obvious economic benefits and involves reducing the use of fossil energy and the associated greenhouse gas emissions across the life cycle of Sappi’s products. It also necessitates using less water and improving effluent quality, mitigating impact on biodiversity and promoting sustainable forestry through internationally accredited, independent environmental management and forest certification systems.
Sappi uses woodfibre, a renewable and sustainable natural resource, in the manufacture of specialised cellulose, paper pulp and paper for their customers in over 100 countries around the world.