Southern Africa

Commenting on the group’s results, Sappi Chief Executive Officer Steve Binnie said: “I am very proud of another quarter of record earnings against a backdrop of significant geopolitical turmoil, supply chain headwinds and extraordinary global inflationary pressures.”
Sappi is pleased to announce that the science-based carbon emission reduction target of 41.5% per ton of product has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Sappi employees throughout the country eagerly await International Nelson Mandela Day every year to honour the late Tata Madiba’s legacy by donating their time to various volunteer initiatives.
A local businesswoman in KwaDukuza received a welcome boost to her business on Friday 15 July 2022, when she took delivery of a brand-new bulldozer and front-end loader at the Sappi Stanger Mill in KwaZulu-Natal.
Sappi is delighted to reintroduce its very popular Sappi Abashintshi Holiday Programme taking place during the first two weeks of the South African July holidays in selected communities in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Mpumalanga.
Sappi is pleased to announce that all three of its manufacturing regions – Europe, North America and Southern Africa – have once again achieved the highest possible rating, Platinum, in the annual EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ratings.
As we support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and have prioritised SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) it is fitting that as we celebrate Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) Day on 27 June, that we salute two of the small business established with the help of Sappi.
When devastating floods hit KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in April this year, there were many organisations that sprang into action – along with thousands of community-minded citizens they worked around the clock – to provide relief and sanctuary to all those who had been hardest hit.
It is apt that the 2022 Youth Month call to action for South African youth is to 'Forge resilience and pursue opportunities for a sustainable livelihood, today and in the future.'
Commenting on the group’s results, Sappi Chief Executive Officer Steve Binnie said: “I am very proud of the excellent performance during the quarter particularly in light of the impact of Covid-19 in the last two years and the global economic turmoil. Tight global paper markets were the principal factor behind the quarter’s success and enabled the implementation of higher selling prices which offset extraordinary cost inflation. The Russian-Ukrainian conflict triggered renewed volatility in global commodity markets and further disrupted already constrained global supply chains, which intensified cost inflation across all regions and all product segments.”