Sappi works with supply chain partners to support our sustainability journey

Sappi’s sustainability strategy builds on our 2020Vision, people and core assets and aims to create real value by contributing to business growth within the context of the constantly changing external environment in which we operate.

Meeting customer needs with new products, investing in innovation, establishing more transparent supply chains, treading more lightly on the Planet and developing our People creates a compelling business case to drive our sustainability strategy forward.

To make this happen we need collaboration, as working together we will go further and create a greater positive impact. This is the foundation of Sappi´s new Supplier Code of Conduct, recently shared with supply chain partners.  

Graeme Wild, Sappi’s Group Head of Investor Relations and Sustainability commented: “We are committed to collaborating with our suppliers to ensure they understand our values, ethical standards and environmental requirements so that together we can make a greater positive impact on people, planet and prosperity. This will enable Sappi’s supply chain partners to further support Sappi’s sustainability journey and help us expand our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We view our suppliers as key business partners who play an important role in helping us realise our vision. We are convinced that suppliers who commit to sustainability will not only increase their value to Sappi but will also strengthen their own businesses.”

Sappi believes that sustainable growth must be based on a solid foundation of sustainable profits, promoting the interests of People and respecting the boundaries of the Planet.


About Sappi Limited

A global leader in paper, paper pulp and dissolving pulp solutions, Sappi Limited (SAP - listed and in the Top 40 on the JSE), is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa; has over 12,000 employees; manufacturing operations on three continents, in seven countries (nine mills in Europe, three mills in America and four mills in South Africa) and customers in over 150 countries worldwide
Sappi works closely with customers to provide relevant and sustainable paper, paper pulp, dissolving pulp and biomaterial products and related services and innovations. Our market-leading range of paper products includes: coated fine papers used by printers, publishers and corporate end-users; packaging and speciality papers used by FMCG companies for foodstuffs, cosmetics, household and other industries, casting release papers used by suppliers to the fashion, textiles, automobile and household industries; and in our Southern African region newsprint, uncoated graphic and business papers, premium quality packaging papers and paper grade pulp. 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.

In FY2018 we produced approximately: 5.7 million tons of printing and writing, speciality and packaging paper; 2.3 million tons of paper pulp, and 1.4 million tons of dissolving pulp.

We have focused investments in developing our biomaterials (nanocellulose, fibre composites and lignosulphonate) and biorefinery (second generation sugars and bio-energy) businesses.

We continue to grow into a profitable and cash-generative diversified business with an exciting future in woodfibre, a renewable resource.

For further information visit
Find Sappi’s Supplier Code of Conduct at
Find Sappi’s Group Sustainability Report at
Find Sappi’s commitments to the UN SDG at 

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For further information

André F Oberholzer
Group Head Corporate Affairs

Sappi Limited
Tel +27 (0)11 407 8044
Mobile +27 (0)83 235 2973

Graeme Wild
Group Head Investor Relations and Sustainability

Sappi Limited
Tel +27 (0)11 407 8391
Mobile +27 (0)83 320 8624