The Sappi Kirkniemi Mill is located in Lohja, Western Uusimaa, Finland.
Every year, the three paper machines produce 750,000 tonnes of high-quality Galerie papers which are tailored to high quality publishing and advertising end uses. Over 90% of the Kirkniemi production is exported.
Kirkniemi employs roughly 550 paper industry professionals, from product development right through to production and delivery.
The mill operates under systematic, goal oriented management systems consisting of certified Environmental Management System (ISO 14001 and EMAS), Energy Management System (ISO 50001), Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001) and Quality Management System (ISO 9001). Kirkniemi mill holds Chain of Custody certificates for both Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™) schemes; these certifications provide proof from third-party certification bodies that the wood and fibre we use come from sustainable and controlled sources.
Working at Kirkniemi Mill
The safety of our employees, partners, visitors and our neighbourhood is vitally important to us. The focus of continuous safety improvement is in safety behaviour and in building a lasting safety culture. Our objective is zero accidents.
In addition to our own staff, we require all of our partners working at our facilities to adhere to Sappi Kirkniemi safety regulations and principles.
Today, every task requires analysis, problem identification and new ideas that lead to the planning and application of corrective actions. Continuous improvement is a part of everyday work at the Sappi Kirkniemi plant, requiring the contribution of the entire staff.
A responsible employer
We focus on the improvement of our staff, promoting a healthy and safe working environment and increasing well-being at work. Our operation is guided by the Sappi values and ethical principles. We try to be a good employer to our existing employees and an attractive one to future recruits.