Responsible manufacturing begins with responsible procurement. Healthy and abundant forests are critical to the long-term viability of each of our core businesses because wood supplies the bulk of renewable energy that drives our mills, and cellulose fibers comprise the primary ingredient in our paper and pulp products.
In the United States, a strong legal framework has shaped and upheld responsible forestry practices for generations. Federal and state governments have a multitude of laws in place that not only cover rightful ownership, but also work to protect threatened and endangered species, regulate chemical use and provide for safe harvesting and fair labor practices. For more details, please refer to Sappi North America’s Sustainable Forestry Policy.