Forests

We've partnered with EcoVadis, a global leader in third-party evaluations of business sustainability performance, to benchmark and assess the sustainability practices of Sappi’s suppliers and encourage their commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
After rebuilding Paper Machine 1 at Somerset Mill to expand into the packaging business, we celebrated this engineering feat with a pop-up book made with our premium line of paperboard in an equally impressive way.
Working forests are vital to fighting climate change and Sappi is well-positioned to make a difference.
Forest certification provides assurance to our customers that the woodfibre used for our products originates from responsibly-managed forests.
Girl Scouts visit the Sappi North America Technology Center to learn about paper science. It's another example of how we plant seeds of change for a thriving world.
Sappi Southern Africa holds a 30% stake in Ngodwana Energy, a 25 MW biomass energy plant at Ngodwana Mill. The plant, which came on stream in March 2022, uses biomass recovered from surrounding plantations and screened waste material from the mill production process. Up to 35 tonnes an hour of biomass is burned in a boiler to generate steam and drive a turbine to generate electricity which is fed into the national grid. Some questions have been raised about the environmental sustainability of the project, which we have answered here.
Talking to Tyrone Hawkes, Sappi Southern Africa’s Vice President for Strategy and Business Development about Ngodwana Energy, a 25 MW biomass energy plant at Ngodwana Mill in which Sappi Southern Africa holds a 30% stake. The plant, which came on stream in March 2022, uses biomass recovered from surrounding plantations and screened waste material from the mill production process.
Forests cover almost a third of the global land area, and harbour most of the terrestrial biodiversity. We’re committed to being part of the solution to conserve biodiversity and restore nature in forests. This FAQ explains why and how.
Climate change has exacerbated the potential for forest fires. At Sappi, we practise sustainable forestry with fire risk management systems in place to ensure forestlands remain forested in South Africa and everywhere we operate.
Together with the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, we're weeding out poverty.

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