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Acting boldly for people, planet and prosperity

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We’re unlocking the power of renewable resources to meet the needs of the planet and people while seeding prosperity for all. Together, we’re building a thriving world with a biobased, circular economy.

In a warming world with increasingly scarce resources, making sustainable solutions is not just our responsibility. It's an opportunity that we’re embracing with a spirit of eco-effective ingenuity that’s unique to Sappi. 

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Sappi and the SDGs

Sappi and the SDGs

We’ve  set ambitious targets aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the seven areas where we believe Sappi can make the biggest impact.   

Clean Water and Sanitation

Reduce specific water use in water-stressed locations

Responsible Consumption and Production

Launch products with defined sustainability benefits

Reduce specific landfilled solid waste

Partnerships for the Goals

Build and activate mutually beneficial partnerships

Renewable and Clean Energy

Increase share of renewable and clean energy

Decrease specific total energy


#13 - Climate Action

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Decrease specific GHG (Scope 1 + 2) emissions

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Achieve zero injuries

Increase proportion of women in management roles

Share of procurement with our Supplier Code of Conduct

Increase staff engagement

Return on capital employed (ROCE)

#15 - Life on Land

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Share of certified fibre

Enhance biodiversity in conservation areas

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We act as champions for sustainable forestry—working to keep forestland forested for generations to come. At our mills, we’re on an ‘eco-effective’ journey to reduce waste and optimise material and resource use at every opportunity.

Keeping forestland forested
Sourcing responsibly from nature
Becoming more eco-effective
Working as water stewards
Acting on climate change



Seeding and growing human potential is at the heart of sustainability at Sappi—beginning with our own people and extending to the communities where we operate around the world.

Supporting communities
Doing right
Empowering people
Promoting diversity and inclusion
Supporting health, safety and well-being



At Sappi, prosperity for a thriving world begins with championing innovative approaches to responsible forestry. It continues as we strive to cultivate more value and purpose from every tree, byproduct and other resource we use. 

Making the most of every tree
Engineering breakthroughs
Going circular
Product stewardship