Climate change

Weathering climate change
Sappi Forests owns and leases 390,000 hectares of plantations in South Africa which are under increasing threat from pests and diseases, as well as climate change.
The Earth’s average temperature is already more than 1º C higher than the pre-industrial era, and the last five-year period was the warmest five years on record. Climate matters to our customers and consumers.
Concern is rising worldwide about the environmental impact of non-recyclable and non-biodegradable packaging. As a bio-based material, paper products are a vital and much needed alternative. To deliver sustainable paper packaging solutions, however, we must ensure that the wood is sourced responsibly from well-managed forests.
Together with our partners, we’re developing applications with woodfibre never imagined before.
Negative statements about paper and printing are everywhere. You see them on the bottom of emails, websites and billing statements. Just remember, often times these messages are more fiction than fact. Read on to discover eight truths about forests and paper.
We practise and promote sustainable forestry to ensure that forestland stays forested for generations to come. 
We’re unlocking the chemistry of trees to meet the challenges of a carbon-constrained world. 
In the communities where we work, we plant seeds of change and opportunity that enhance people’s everyday lives. Our goal is also to be a great place to work where all people are inspired in their role and empowered to grow to their full potential. Our sustainability ambassadors are key to deliver on this promise.
By reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and scaling up nature-based solutions, we're increasingly part of the solution to climate change.
We practise and promote sustainable forestry to ensure that forestland stays forested for generations to come. 

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