Benchmarking and assessing supplier sustainability with EcoVadis

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.

“Sappi’s purpose is to build a thriving world by unlocking the power of renewable resources to benefit people, communities, and the planet”, says Tracy Wessels, General Manager, Group Head of Sustainability.

“By working together in partnership with EcoVadis and our valued suppliers, we can better identify risk, assess social and environmental performance, and encourage commitment to sustainable choices and the Sustainable Development Goals throughout our value chain”, Tracy says. “This partnership reinforces the expectations we set out in our supplier code of conduct and provides a platform to build transparency and collaborate.”

The EcoVadis methodology focuses on 21 sustainability criteria that are grouped into four categories: environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. These criteria align with international sustainability standards.