Situated 50km south of the port of Durban in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the mill is one of the production facilities for Sappi Specialised Cellulose.
The mill has the capacity to produce approximately 800,000 tons of elemental chlorine free (ECF) dissolving wood pulp (DWP) per annum, mostly for the export market.
The mill plays a positive role in the surrounding community by supporting a wide range of social upliftment programmes:
Saiccor Mill supports the Umkomaas branch of the Programme for Technological Careers (PROTEC) that works with local schools and encourages underprivileged pupils to study science, mathematics and technology to help pave the way for career opportunities in engineering and other technically-oriented sectors in the region. The mill also has a long-standing schools assistance program to support local schools with educational requirements.
HIV/AIDS risk management programme
Our policy is focussed on education, training and awareness programmes with regards to the promotion of acceptance and transparency around the disease in the workplace. This is coupled with reasonable and appropriate support for infected and affected employees.
The mill supports registered non-profit organisations that have programmes in place aimed at building, nurturing and supporting our surrounding communities. A number of environmental awareness programmes such as Arbor Week and the Coastal Clean-up are supported and aimed at educating both our employees and surrounding communities. Saiccor Mill has also supported a variety of conservation projects in the area over the years, such as the Empisini, TC Robertson and Vernon Crookes Nature Reserves.