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Let’s turn sustainability promises into sustained action

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See how easy it is to partner with us

You might already know us for our sustainable paper brands. But there’s a lot more to Sappi you may not expect. Harnessing the power of trees, we make the vital ingredients you’ll find in products you use every day. From cosmetics packaging and food industry barrier papers to textiles and the clothes you wear, Sappi’s solutions are vital to the future of sustainable alternatives to plastic and other fossil fuel-based products.

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Why work with Sappi?

Why work with Sappi?

The right ingredients to replace plastic

The right ingredients to replace plastic

Our woodfibre-based resources help you reduce the use of plastics and fossil-based materials. Building upon a history of innovation, we use cellulose and woodfibre sourced from trees to create renewable alternatives to plastic in barriers, coatings, and product formulations to be more sustainable while maintaining top performance.

Solutions Include

Paperboard solutions to replace plastic packaging

Biomaterials to replace microplastics and more

Bio-based additives and stabilizers

Barrier coatings to manage moisture, grease and oxygen transmission

Long-term focus and partnership

Long-term focus and partnership

Sappi is committed to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Science-Based Targets, which means we’re invested in building a more sustainable world with many of the top companies worldwide. We know that moving toward a better future will take partnership and dedicated collaboration, and we’re in it for the long haul.

Solutions Include

Ambitious targets aligned with the UN SDGs and Science-Based Targets initiative

Responsible forest and plantation management

Having a committed sustainability partner

Confidence throughout the supply chain

Confidence throughout the supply chain

All of our solutions use woodfibre and cellulose from sustainably-managed forests with high levels of certification. We also create solutions using systems that lower carbon emissions, prioritize alternative fuel sources, and have responsible waste streams. With certifications from leading environmental organizations like the SFI®, PEFC, FSC®, and an EcoVadis Platinum rating—putting Sappi North America at the top 1% of pulp and paper companies—you can be confident you’re working with a responsible partner.

Solutions Include

Efforts to close raw material loops to reduce waste

Reduce emissions from freight transport through SmartWay program

Powerful impact, for customers and planet

Powerful impact, for customers and planet

Our lightweight packaging and paper solutions have a lower impact on our environment. We do this by investing in our state-of-the-art paper mills to maintain some of the lowest emissions in our category. We also ensure that our products are compatible with green chemistry systems.

Solutions Include

Paperboard products that save cost and limit environmental footprint of packaging

World-class manufacturing assets for graphic papers and packaging

What's the process?

What's the process to partner with Sappi?

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1. It starts with a conversation.

Our experts listen to your needs and goals and think through practical solutions and ways to co-create, whether your company is deep into its sustainability journey or just getting started.

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2. We'll identify areas of opportunity.

Our packaging and speciality papers, graphic papers, casting and release papers, pulp, and biomaterials are vital ingredients in many everyday products and to improving any sustainability program. We’ll focus discussions on what matters most to you and recommend the right experts, solutions, and services.

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3. We'll implement, measure, and refine.

Together, we’ll design a plan at whatever scale makes sense for your business, then collaborate to measure success and fine-tune.

Contact us

Contact us

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