Our work environment is one of mutual trust, respect, inclusion and diversity.
- We believe in creating an environment where you are valued for the contribution you make, where you can improve your skills, learn more and be given an opportunity to fulfil your full potential.
- We strive to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees and our aim is that no one should be injured at work.
As a global company, we compete for resources and markets in many parts of the world, including the best available talent. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of background, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or sexual orientation. To achieve this we are making a concerted effort in attaining our employment equity targets in South Africa and developing a practical and sustainable approach to diversity and inclusion.
We believe that diversity inspires new ways of thinking which supports our drive towards continuous improvement and innovation.
Learning and development
Today's recruits receive the skills and development necessary to become tomorrow's business leaders.
From day one, we want you to be successful when working for Sappi, so we offer an induction process that helps you find your way around the company during your first few months. It is important for you to understand how the goals of your function/department and business unit are aligned to the overall goals of the company.
We also believe that everyone should have an individual development plan to help identify their training and development needs, not only for current roles but also taking into account their ambitions for the future.
Developing our people is not just about training; it also means offering them new job opportunities. When positions become available, we typically look to our own people as our best pool of qualified candidates. This policy ensures that our employees remain challenged and grow with Sappi.