Sustainability is the driving force in every decision we make as a company.
As we focus on creating value for our shareholders, we take cognisance of our impact on this planet and stakeholders to ensure that all benefit in the long term. Sustainability is not an add-on, but an entrenched part of the way we manage our daily business activities, mitigate risk, leverage opportunities and plan for the future.
Of particular importance in South Africa, is the role that Sappi plays in community development. Our large footprint in rural areas due to the location of our forests and mills focuses our attention, as a responsible corporate citizen, on the needs of these communities; resulting in actions which not only strengthen our business but also have a positive impact on the lives of the people in our communities.
Our commitment to inclusive stakeholder engagement is based on regular, transparent communication underpinned by the principles of relevance, completeness and responsiveness.
The principles of responsible corporate citizenship underpin our business decisions, strategies and processes and are incorporated into our everyday operations.
At Sappi Europe, we have chosen to be eco-effective, integrating the way we do business with our approach to the environment.