Brussels, 21 October 2013
Sappi Netherlands B.V., Sappi Nijmegen B.V., the central works council of Sappi Netherlands and the works council of Sappi Nijmegen enter into an information and consultation agreement
Further to the announcement of 30 September 2013 giving notice of the start of consultations regarding the future of the Nijmegen mill the above-mentioned parties entered into an information and consultation agreement on 21 October 2013.
The agreement aims to set out the arrangements made between Sappi Netherlands and an advisory body comprising representatives of the parties, who will be exploring alternatives for the mill in Nijmegen over the next few months.
This advisory body will consist of the two independent members of the board of Sappi Netherlands, one of whom will act as the chair, one representative from the management team at Sappi Nijmegen and two representatives of the works councils. Although there is no trade union representative on this advisory body, the trade unions FNV Bondgenoten, De Unie and CNV Vakmensen have pledged their support for the initiative to look for alternatives together.
The advisory body has an evaluative role, with the right of initiative to explore possible alternatives. It may also actively approach parties and put them in touch with Sappi Netherlands.
The sale to or takeover by a third party that is not prepared to disengage from activities in the area of coated fine paper will not be considered as being an alternative for the Nijmegen mill .
Sappi Nijmegen B.V.
Central Works Council Sappi Netherlands B.V.
Works Council Sappi Nijmegen B.V.
Trade Unions FNV Bondgenoten, De Unie and CNV Vakmensen
Sappi Fine Paper Europe and Sappi Netherlands B.V.
Mat J.H. Quaedvlieg
Sappi Fine Paper Europe
Tel.: +32 (0)2 67 69 703
Mobile: +32 (0)495 588 703
Manager Corporate Communications
Sappi Fine Paper Europe
Tel.: +32 2 676 97 86
Mobile: +32 497 59 35 53
Sappi Fine Paper Europe (SFPE) is the leading European producer of coated fine paper used in premium magazines, catalogues, books and high-end print advertising. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Sappi Fine Paper Europe is recognised for innovation and quality. Its graphic paper brands include Magno™, Quatro™, Royal™, Galerie™, GalerieArt™ and Jaz™ ranges. Algro®, Fusion®, Leine® and Parade® are the brands for speciality labelling, topliner, packaging papers and boards. Sappi papers are produced in mills accredited with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification and EMAS registration for all our mills in the EU. SFPE’s mills hold chain-of-custody certification under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification® (PEFC®) schemes.
Sappi Fine Paper Europe is a division of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 14,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries, sales offices in 50 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at www.sappi.com.