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Active Forest Management to Help Maximize Long-Term Carbon Benefits

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While it may seem counterintuitive, selectively removing trees from the forest through harvesting is often the best way to maximize the benefits that forests provide for mitigating climate change.

Forest carbon sequestration rates and storage levels change as forests naturally evolve. Young, fast-growing forests have the highest carbon sequestration rates, while older, mature forests have higher levels of carbon storage. In decaying forests, both carbon sequestration and storage are reduced until regeneration restarts the carbon cycle.

Taking Customer Service to the Next Level at Sappi North America

Sappi highlights a few of the ways it meets consumers' needs
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Sappi understands the importance of creating innovative solutions that meet evolving customer needs. Our future success depends on listening to, communicating with and responding to our customers. From award-winning marketing collateral to sophisticated approaches to customer collaboration and product development, Sappi stands apart.

McCoy celebrates 20 years

Forest Management Helps Sustain Maine Farm

Sappi North America's local initiatives help businesses thrive
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Bill Randall is working hard to sustain the 400-acre family farm he inherited from his father. “A village idiot can have anything given to him. It takes a genius to keep it,” Bill jokes. The Sappi Forestry program is helping Bill manage the land for the long term.

Sappi North America's Environmental Responsibility: Forestry

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We approach environmental responsibility from a holistic perspective grounded in life cycle thinking—looking carefully at raw material use, energy generation, manufacturing and the end of life of our products. We work across the supply chain to drive change within our spheres of influence.

Forest Legality and Traceability

Know Paper Fact From Fiction?

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We are proud to collaborate with Two Sides North America to share this infographic that depicts how paper is made and why it is a sustainable resource for the planet. We hope that by sharing this we can help spread the word that certain misconceptions about the pulp and paper industry are not based in fact.  

Sappi North America: A Thriving, Sustainable Company With Vision

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Each year, in our annual sustainability report, we look forward to reporting our progress against goals we set to ensure that Sappi North America continues as a thriving, sustainable, re-investable company. We’re committed to keeping you informed on how we’re doing in terms of employee training and safety, key environmental metrics and, of course, financial returns.

The following highlights are just a few of the achievements accomplished in 2015:

Sappi North America Releases 2015 Sustainability Report

The seventh annual report in Sappi North America’s sustainability series highlights its excellent goal performance and a clear, aspirational vision for the future
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BOSTON, April 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the release of its 2015 Sustainability Report. The report showcases Sappi’s industry leading sustainability performance.

Sappi’s Laura Thompson Explains Why 2014 was a Pivotal Year of Change for the Paper Industry

2014 was a critical year for foundation building and refinement to position Sappi North America for the sustained future of Sappi’s employees, customers, investors and communities. Sappi's sustainability expert Laura Thompson reflects on the past year.
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For Sappi North America, 2014 may long be remembered as a pivotal year of change. We saw a merger of two of the biggest merchants in our supply chain as well as our two largest competitors. Coated paper markets struggled, a global economic slowdown hurt the sales of release papers, and dissolving pulp prices took a sharp downward turn. While it certainly had its challenges, 2014 was also a critical year for foundation building and refinement to position Sappi for the next generation.

A Driving Force for Social Responsibility and Change

Sappi takes a very active approach to social responsibility, driving key initiatives in support of our three key stakeholder groups: our employees, our customers and the local communities in which we operate.
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One of the ways we improve the lives of people is 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. We submit an annual communication on progress that describes our company’s ongoing efforts to support the social and environmental principles of the UNGC. This report can be found at sappi.com under the “Group Sustainability” section.

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