External management certification – audited by external auditors – ensure that our environmental, safety and quality performance is monitored and that our operations comply with global best practice.
Our certifications include:
ISO 9001 - Standards for quality management systems of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
ISO 14001 - Standards for environmental management systems of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
ISO 22000 - Standards for food safety management systems of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
ISO 50001 - Standards for energy management systems of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
OHSAS 18001 - An international occupational health and safety management system specification.
UNI EN 15593 - This European standard specifies requirements for a hygiene management system for manufacturers and suppliers of food packaging including storage and transportation.
EMAS - The European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme is a management instrument used to evaluate, report, and improve environmental performance.
Forest certification gives consumers the assurance that products have been legally harvested in accordance with sound environmental practices and that social aspects such as indigenous people’s rights have been taken into consideration. Sappi has achieved certification by the three most internationally recognised forest products certification programmes:
FSC® - The Forest Stewardship Council® is a global, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the worldwide promotion of responsible forest management.
PEFC - The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is the world’s largest forest certification system, focused on promoting sustainable forest management.
SFI® - The Sustainable Forestry Initiative programme® is a comprehensive system of objectives and performance measures that integrate sustained tree growing and harvesting and the protection of plants and animals.
Broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE)
EMPOWERDEX - Assists businesses in acquiring clients and investors and guiding them in best-practice strategies, including compliance with BBBEE through the promotion of programmes designed to withstand regulatory changes.