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.
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.
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.
At Sappi, we believe that the right approach when managing timber is to integrate forest management–especially timber harvesting–into the local culture by sharing information and collaborating with local communities and the public, as showcased in these three coastal Maine harvests.
Since we don’t own forestland in Europe, we work closely with our partners to uphold our responsible sourcing practices and encourage sustainable forestry. Our wood sourcing partners are Sapin in Belgium, proNARO in Germany, Papierholz in Austria and Metsä Forest in Finland. Market Pulp is also sourced from external suppliers based in Europe and the Americas.