Sappi supports the sustainability drive by the textile value chain through its Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) membership and via the use of the Higg FEM tool. Cloquet Mill, which is based in Northern Minnesota, USA has just recently completed the Higg FEM self - assessment, for Verve, Sappi’s dissolving pulp brand.
The self-assessment results, have exceeded internal expectations and positions the operation as a leader in sustainable practices, evidenced by a low environmental footprint. Unfortunately, current Covid-19 restrictions have prevented an on-site verification process from taking place, however members of the SAC are invited to connect via the Higg portal to view the results and engage with us further in this regard.
The Higg FEM is part of the Higg Index suite of tools that was developed by the SAC to allow the apparel industry to measure their sustainability performance. Sappi joined the SAC in February 2019 and remains a committed member of the organisation, being a participant in many of the SAC events and engaging in ongoing discussions on how to enhance the tools on offer.
For further information:
General Manager Sustainability
Sappi Dissolving Pulp
Tel +27 (0)39 973 8396
Mobile +27 (0)83 666 6620
Bernhard Erich Riegler
Sappi Dissolving Pulp
Tel +43 31242012292
Mobile +43 664 884 586 42
on behalf of Sappi Limited
Tel + 27 (0) 11 502 7300
A global leader in dissolving wood pulp and paper-based solutions, Sappi Limited (listed and in the Top 40 on the JSE - SAP), is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa; has over 12,000 employees; manufacturing facilities on three continents, in nine countries (ten operations in Europe, four operations in America and five operations in South Africa) and customers in over 150 countries worldwide
Sappi works closely with customers to provide relevant and sustainable dissolving pulp, paper (speciality, packaging and graphic), paper pulp, and biomaterial products and related services and innovations. Our market-leading range of paper products includes: flexible packaging, label, release liner, containerboard and fluting, coated fine papers, casting release papers and in our Southern African region newsprint, uncoated graphic and business papers. These products serve the fashion, FMCG and industrial sectors. Our dissolving pulp products are used worldwide by converters to produce viscose fibre, pharmaceutical products as well as a wide range of household and consumer products.
We continue to grow into a profitable and cash-generative diversified business with an exciting future in woodfibre, a renewable resource.