Forests

With new state-of-the-art technology, boiler 11 at Gratkorn Mill is shifting from a coal boiler to a multi-fuel boiler in two phases. The goal is to finally use only sustainable and renewable fuels.
Sappi is pleased to announce that all three of its manufacturing regions – Europe, North America and Southern Africa – have once again achieved the highest possible rating, Platinum, in the annual EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ratings.
At Sappi, we’re not just talking about sustainability and our SDG commitments. We’re taking robust action and making measurable and continuous progress everywhere we operate. Progress that EcoVadis has now confirmed by awarding all three of our manufacturing regions platinum sustainability status for the third time. This achievement places Sappi in the top 1 per cent of companies the organisation reviewed in 2021.
We've partnered with EcoVadis, a global leader in third-party evaluations of business sustainability performance, to benchmark and assess the sustainability practices of Sappi’s suppliers and encourage their commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
After rebuilding Paper Machine 1 at Somerset Mill to expand into the packaging business, we celebrated this engineering feat with a pop-up book made with our premium line of paperboard in an equally impressive way.
Working forests are vital to fighting climate change and Sappi is well-positioned to make a difference.
Forest certification provides assurance to our customers that the woodfibre used for our products originates from responsibly-managed forests.
Girl Scouts visit the Sappi North America Technology Center to learn about paper science. It's another example of how we plant seeds of change for a thriving world.
Sappi Southern Africa holds a 30% stake in Ngodwana Energy, a 25 MW biomass energy plant at Ngodwana Mill. The plant, which came on stream in March 2022, uses biomass recovered from surrounding plantations and screened waste material from the mill production process. Up to 35 tonnes an hour of biomass is burned in a boiler to generate steam and drive a turbine to generate electricity which is fed into the national grid. Some questions have been raised about the environmental sustainability of the project, which we have answered here.
Talking to Tyrone Hawkes, Sappi Southern Africa’s Vice President for Strategy and Business Development about Ngodwana Energy, a 25 MW biomass energy plant at Ngodwana Mill in which Sappi Southern Africa holds a 30% stake. The plant, which came on stream in March 2022, uses biomass recovered from surrounding plantations and screened waste material from the mill production process.

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