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Long-lasting change comes from within individuals and within communities. Against this backdrop, in 2015, Sappi SA launched the Abashintshi (’Changers’ in isiZulu) programme.
Compassion and humanity. Those are the attributes of ‘ubuntu’. And that’s the spirit Sappi demonstrated during the Covid-19 pandemic in a number of different ways.
As a company headquartered in South Africa, with significant assets and people, transformation is an important component of our reputation and licence to trade.
Our focus is on equipping our people and the communities in which we operate with the life and career skills, knowledge and confidence to build on their own capabilities and further their development.
Pattern-cutting and sewing are not skills generally associated with fitters, millwrights and instrument technicians. However, one of the key things COVID-19 has taught us is the importance of flexibility.
The barriers to entry to tree-farming are high, and unaffordable for many. That’s where our tree grower enterprise development initiative, Sappi Khulisa, comes in.
Talking to Nomathemba Sikhakhane, Forester, Glenthorpe Plantation, Mpumalanga.
In many isolated rural areas in South Africa, there is limited access to formal clinics and hospitals. Sappi is helping to close the gap of limited access to government-run clinics and hospitals.
Sappi Forests owns and leases approximately 390,000 hectares of plantations and outsources planting, harvesting and other operations to contractors.
Since we don’t own forestland in Europe, we work closely with our partners to uphold our responsible sourcing practices and encourage sustainable forestry. Our wood sourcing partners are Sapin in Belgium, proNARO in Germany, Papierholz in Austria and Metsä Forest in Finland. Market Pulp is also sourced from external suppliers based in Europe and the Americas. 

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