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.