A good, sustainable procurement strategy depends on strong relationships with suppliers, and we're committed to building those relationships to improve Sappi’s and our suppliers’ sustainability performance.
The over 16,000 suppliers that are part of Sappi’s global value chain are essential to our business. From providing woodfibre and other raw materials to energy and logistics, they support us in making the everyday products that our customers need worldwide.
Endemic to the forests of Southern Africa (Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe), the Pepper-bark tree (Warburgia salutaris) is considered Endangered at the global level according to the IUCN Red List.
At Sappi, we’re not just talking about sustainability and our SDG commitments. We’re taking robust action and making measurable and continuous progress everywhere we operate. Progress that EcoVadis has now confirmed by awarding all three of our manufacturing regions platinum sustainability status for the third time. This achievement places Sappi in the top 1 per cent of companies the organisation reviewed in 2021.
The steam boilers that Sappi needs for paper production are increasingly part of the solution to climate change. Instead of relying on fossil fuels like gas, Maastricht Mill has installed an electronic or ‘e-boiler’ so that wind and solar can become part of the energy mix.