Sustainability

In the communities where we work, we plant seeds of change and opportunity that enhance people’s everyday lives. This FAQ explains how with Sappi Khulisa in South Africa.
With the EU microplastic ban set to become law in 2022, demand for natural and green solutions in the personal care and homecare market in Europe is at an all-time high.
Scaling-up our functional paper business is at the core of Sappi’s strategy to support a more circular economy. Investments made at Alfeld Mill in Germany starting in 2021 enable us to bring these circular functional papers to more of our European customers.
With innovation and ingenuity, we're making our mills eco-effective—reducing waste, emissions and maximising material and resource use at every opportunity. This story brings you on a European tour of some of our eco-effective energy actions in 2021.
We act as responsible stewards of water resources, reducing our water consumption and improving the quality of water we return to the environment. Read about our progress in Europe in 2021.
Our certifications ensure that our performance is monitored and that our operations comply with global best practice across a range of environmental, safety and quality topics. This FAQ explains how.
We support the spirit of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) and commit Sappi to significant planned and enacted transformation. This FAQ explains how.
We practise and promote sustainable forestry to ensure that forestland stays forested for generations to come. This FAQ explains how.
By reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and scaling up nature-based solutions, we´re increasingly part of the solution to climate change. This FAQ explains how.
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Sappi recognises the role of women and girls in science and sees them as activists and as agents of change, playing an important role in accelerating progress towards a better future for all.

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