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Consumers around the world are concerned about the effect of plastic-based packaging on the world’s oceans and on the climate. Paper packaging is a renewable, sustainable alternative.
With innovation and ingenuity, we are making our business and yours more eco-effective—reducing waste, emissions and maximising material and resource use at every opportunity. 
Concern is rising worldwide about the environmental impact of non-recyclable and non-biodegradable packaging. As a bio-based material, paper products are a vital and much needed alternative. To deliver sustainable paper packaging solutions, however, we must ensure that the wood is sourced responsibly from well-managed forests.
Together with our partners, we’re developing applications with woodfibre never imagined before.
We’re unlocking the chemistry of trees to meet the challenges of a carbon-constrained world. 
Using storytelling to improve safety
Sappi Forests owns and leases approximately 390,000 hectares of plantations and outsources planting, harvesting and other operations to contractors.
Looking after employee and community health
In many isolated rural areas in South Africa, there is limited access to formal clinics and hospitals. Sappi is helping to close the gap of limited access to government-run clinics and hospitals.
Expanding the role of women in Sappi Forests
Talking to Nomathemba Sikhakhane, Forester, Glenthorpe Plantation, Mpumalanga.
Ensuring shared value throughout the forestry value chain
The barriers to entry to tree-farming are high, and unaffordable for many. That’s where our tree grower enterprise development initiative, Sappi Khulisa, comes in.
Learning a different set of skills
Pattern-cutting and sewing are not skills generally associated with fitters, millwrights and instrument technicians. However, one of the key things COVID-19 has taught us is the importance of flexibility.

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