Sappi takes a very active approach to social responsibility, driving key initiatives in support of our three key stakeholder groups: employees, customers and the local communities in which we operate. In addition to providing skilled jobs and continued job training, we improve the lives of people by promoting freedom of association, nondiscrimination and the abolition of forced and child labor. We also uphold the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Sappi Limited has been a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) since 2008.
Managing our solid waste and finding ways to minimize it remains a focus at all Sappi’s North American mills. Increased lime kiln capacity at the Cloquet Mill increased internal recycling of lime mud and decreased overall chemical consumption and waste to landfill. Higher use of natural gas at the Somerset Mill drove lower waste to landfill from ash generated during the combustion of biomass.