Forests

Sappi Limited, a global forest products leader, is proud to announce that its South African division has been awarded the first ever Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) forest management certificate in South Africa.
Sappi has achieved a major industry first in South Africa and a win for sustainable forestry in the country.
Graeme Wild, Sappi's Group Head of Investor Relations and Sustainability, outlines how we're meeting the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) head-on.
While the basics of papermaking process has changed very little over the centuries, woodfibre only became the main raw material for mass paper production in the mid-19th century. The key advantage of using woodfibre is that it is a natural renewable resource.
By reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and scaling up nature-based solutions, Sappi is increasingly part of the solution to climate change.
On the scent of natural solutions
The wood-boring Cossid Moth (Coryphodema tristis) has a broad range of native tree hosts in South Africa.
Weathering climate change
Sappi Forests owns and leases 390,000 hectares of plantations in South Africa which are under increasing threat from pests and diseases, as well as climate change.
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.
We practise and promote sustainable forestry to ensure that forestland stays forested for generations to come. 
Great leaders in forestry are not born. They are coached. With our Mentorship Programme in North America, senior foresters seed the next generation of Sappi leaders to work at the vanguard of sustainable forestry.

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