“Sappi’s purpose is to build a thriving world by unlocking the power of renewable resources to benefit people, communities, and the planet”, says Tracy Wessels, General Manager, Group Head of Sustainability.
“By working together in partnership with EcoVadis and our valued suppliers, we can better identify risk, assess social and environmental performance, and encourage commitment to sustainable choices and the Sustainable Development Goals throughout our value chain”, Tracy says. “This partnership reinforces the expectations we set out in our supplier code of conduct and provides a platform to build transparency and collaborate.”
The EcoVadis methodology focuses on 21 sustainability criteria that are grouped into four categories: environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. These criteria align with international sustainability standards.
EcoVadis’s actionable sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical risks across 200 purchasing categories and 160 countries. More than 75 000 businesses are on the EcoVadis network, all working with a single methodology to evaluate, collaborate and improve sustainability performance to protect their brands, foster transparency, innovate and accelerate growth.
“We are extremely pleased to work with Sappi, a multinational company demonstrating their leadership and expanding their sustainability commitments by engaging their value chain in the sustainability performance improvement journey”, says Emily Rakowski, CMO of EcoVadis.