​Group profile

Sappi is a leading global provider of everyday materials made from woodfibre-based renewable resources. As a diversified, innovative and trusted leader focused on sustainable processes and products, we are building a more circular economy by making what we should, not just what we can.

Our raw material offerings (such as dissolving pulp, wood pulp and biomaterials) and end-use products (packaging papers, speciality papers, graphic papers, casting and release papers and forestry products) are manufactured from woodfibre sourced from sustainably managed forests and plantations, in production facilities, which, in many cases, use internally generated bioenergy. Many of our operations are energy self-sufficient.

Together with our partners, we work to build a thriving world by acting boldly to support the planet, people and prosperity.

Globally, Sappi has 11,600 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents (eight production facilities in Western Europe, four in North America and five in Southern Africa) which produce approximately:

  • 4.7 million tons per year of paper
  • 2.3 million tons per year of paper pulp, and
  • 1.5 million tons per year of dissolving pulp.

Our market-leading range of products is sold and distributed to our direct and indirect customer base across more than 150 countries.


Our global business strategy
Guided by our Thrive strategy, we measure our progress holistically against our mission, collaborating and partnering with stakeholders as we strive to be a trusted and sustainable organisation with an exciting future in woodfibre. Click the link above for a detailed analysis of our progress on the key strategic objectives.
There’s much more to Sappi than just paper. Our products find uses in thousands of applications, from paper and packaging to textiles and laminates.
Find a detailed analysis of the progress on our Thrive strategy.

Our senior team members are committed to leading us to success – find out more about their careers and extensive experience.

Built from proud roots in each of our regions, our history has seen us steadily grow into the global, progressive business we are today.
Discover the values that guide us in our everyday practices, inform our decisions and lead us in our strategic plans for the future.

The principles of responsible corporate citizenship underpin our business decisions, strategies and processes and are incorporated into our everyday operations.

The purpose of this Implementation Statement is to set out how the Trustee has followed its investment policies, stewardship policies, and to outline voting behaviour by, or on behalf of, the Trustee during the year.