Sappi awarded highest sustainability level by EcoVadis for six consecutive years

  • Sappi has again achieved the highest platinum level in EcoVadis’ sustainability rating across all three of its manufacturing regions – Europe, North America, and South Africa.
  • In line with Sappi’s business strategy, the organisation has consistently focused on its priority SDGs and collaborated with all its stakeholders to deliver measurable and tangible progress.

Sappi, a leading global provider of everyday materials made from woodfibre-based renewable resources, has again achieved Platinum, the highest rating in EcoVadis’ sustainability assessment across all three of its manufacturing regions – Europe, North America, and South Africa. Sappi continues to be among the top 1% of the companies worldwide rated by EcoVadis in the manufacture of pulp, paper and paperboard category. In 2018-2019, Sappi received EcoVadis gold medal, which was the highest level until the Platinum category was introduced in 2020.

Sappi’s global business strategy focuses on growing its business, enhancing trust, and driving collaboration and innovation as a sustainable, diversified global woodfibre group.

“At Sappi, we recognise that sustainability is about investing in people-centric, positive change. We are immensely grateful for the ongoing collaboration with EcoVadis, and we look forward to continuing this strategic approach, regionally and globally, thereby innovating our sustainability efforts in areas where we can have the greatest impact.” says Tracy Wessels, Group Head of Investor Relations and Sustainability, Sappi.

Understanding that EcoVadis can help Sappi’s suppliers on their own sustainability journey, Sappi partnered with EcoVadis since 2021 to benchmark and assess the sustainability practices of its suppliers. This strengthened Sappi’s ability to identify risks, assess social and environmental performance, and encourage commitment to sustainable choices across the value chain. It also aligns with Sappi’s commitment to create shared value, especially in the communities where it operates.