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Strong corporate governance and aggressive goal-setting are the foundation of our global commitment to sustainability.

Our Global Commitment

Sappi's global commitment to sustainability is built upon a holistic approach that extends through the entire lifecycle of a product - from material acquisition through manufacturing, distribution, end use and disposal. By taking a more comprehensive viewpoint - from cradle to grave - we can elevate our own standards while driving improvements beyond our mill gates.

We take pride in the fact that we have dedicated corporate governance, short-and long-term goal setting and a commitment to achieving national and international third party certifications.


Sappi Fine Paper North America has joined efforts with leading organizations in the print media supply chain to establish a U.S. division of Two Sides - a nonprofit organization established to promote the responsible production and use of print and paper as a practical and sustainable communications medium.

Sappi is also a member of the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA).  This association has established the most extensive set of quantifiable sustainability goals for a major U.S. manufacturing industry, with a commitment to transparently report progress towards achieving those goals.  This initiative called "Better Practices, Better Planet 2020:  Continuing AF&PA's Commitment to Sustainability"  is the next phase in the forest products industry's efforts to build on our legacy as a leader in sustainability - from raw materials and product manufacturing to the health and safety for our workforce and economic contributions to our communities.




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Contact a Sappi Representative

Laura M. Thompson Ph. D.
Director, Sustainable Development & Technical Marketing 207.856.3851

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Our five-year sustainability goals are driven by three pillars—People, Planet and Prosperity.

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Our sustainability actions will always be guided by strong corporate governance.

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Certifications & Affiliations

Sappi holds the highest level of environmental certification possible in the paper industry.

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