Code of conduct

22 April 2023 – Today, Sappi joins the world in celebrating Mother Earth Day and in reflecting on our investment in nature.
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.
We practise and promote sustainable forestry to ensure that forestland stays forested for generations to come. 
During this challenging time, many businesses are faced with unprecedented changes to their operations. At Sappi North America, our employees’ health and safety remain our top priority. We have worked hard to update our internal and external procedures so we can continue to provide the essential products our customers need.
Our goal is to be a great place to work where all people are inspired in their role and empowered to grow to their full potential in a safe and healthy environment. If you ask union leaders working with our Cloquet Mill in Minnesota, they would say Sappi is delivering on this promise. 
Supporting the health, safety and wellbeing of our people is the cornerstone of our business.  We don’t accept that injuries and accidents are inevitable and remain committed to Project Zero, our Groupwide safety initiative. 
Using storytelling to improve safety
Sappi Forests owns and leases approximately 390,000 hectares of plantations and outsources planting, harvesting and other operations to contractors.
Actively participating in transformation
As a company headquartered in South Africa, with significant assets and people, transformation is an important component of our reputation and licence to trade.