​Group profile

Sappi is a leading global provider of powerful everyday materials made from woodfibre-based renewable resources. Together with our partners, we are moving quickly toward a more circular economy.

Sappi works to build a thriving world by acting boldly to support the planet, people and prosperity. Our products are manufactured from woodfibre sourced from sustainably-managed forests and plantations, in production facilities powered, in many cases, with bio-energy from steam and existing waste streams and many of our operations are energy self-sufficient. Our products include raw material offerings (such as dissolving pulp (DP), wood pulp and biomaterials) and end-use products (packaging and speciality papers, graphic papers, casting and release papers and forestry products).

Sappi has over 12,800 employees in over 35 countries and manufacturing operations on three continents (ten production facilities in Western Europe, four in North America and five in Southern Africa) which produce approximately:

  • 5.7 million tons per year of paper
  • 2.4 million tons per year of paper pulp, and
  • 1.4 million tons per year of dissolving pulp.

Our market-leading range of products is sold and distributed to our direct and indirect customer base across more than 150 countries.


Our global business strategy
While we’re proud of all we’ve achieved and learnt over the past 80 years, we know that a proud history doesn’t necessarily mean a bright future. To thrive as a business, we need to embrace the future and respond to the megatrends that continue to shape our world with a view to be more resilient and adaptive. That’s why we’re proud to launch our new strategy – Thrive25 – designed to deliver value for our stakeholders in a constantly evolving world.
There’s much more to Sappi than just paper. Our products find uses in thousands of applications, from paper and packaging to textiles and laminates.
Find a detailed analysis of the progress on our strategic 2020Vision and the launch of our new strategy – Thrive25.

Our senior team members are committed to leading us to success – find out more about their careers and extensive experience.

Built from proud roots in each of our regions, our history has seen us steadily grow into the global, progressive business we are today.
Discover the values that guide us in our everyday practices, inform our decisions and lead us in our strategic plans for the future.

The principles of responsible corporate citizenship underpin our business decisions, strategies and processes and are incorporated into our everyday operations.

The purpose of this Implementation Statement is to set out how the Trustee has followed its investment policies, stewardship policies, and to outline voting behaviour by, or on behalf of, the Trustee during the year.