Sustainability

We act as responsible stewards of the natural resources under our watch, including our landholdings in Southern Africa classified as inland wetlands. This FAQ explains how.
Paper is a renewable and recyclable material that can be a responsible choice in your print and digital media mix. This FAQ shows how with a focus on Southern Africa where Sappi was born in 1936.
While we do not plant or process any genetically modified trees on our plantations in South Africa, we recognise that it may be a potential method to adapt our future plantations to a changing climate. This FAQ describes our breeding programmes today and research.
Forests hold solutions for so many pressing global challenges, including water scarcity and drought. This FAQ explores how with Eucalypts and Pine trees in South Africa.
Pulp derived from wood is a sustainable, renewable resource. This FAQ about dissolving pulp explains how.
We act as responsible stewards of water resources, reducing our water consumption and improving the quality of water we return to the environment. Discover how in South Africa with this FAQ.
At our mills, we're on a continuous journey to reduce waste and maximise material and resource use at every opportunity. Discover how with biofuels, a growing source of renewable energy for Sappi worldwide.
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.

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