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Sappi Collaborates With University of Maine on Innovative Paper Applications

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New devices made from patterned release paper— for use in biotechnical applications—were included as one of five discoveries showcased at the University of Maine earlier this year, as part of their Maine Innovation, Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) program. The innovative devices were developed in partnership with Sappi’s Westbrook Technology Center. MIRTA is a 16-week program that guides participants through customer discovery, market analysis, intellectual property analysis, and the development of a business model.

Sappi Celebrates Packaging Leader Heather Pelletier With CEO Award

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The Sappi Group Chief Executive’s Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated and lived out Sappi’s values through exceptional efforts. Since 2013, we have recognized 21 colleagues across the globe for their contributions in line with Sappi’s core values. This year, there were many strong nominations that showed a commitment to our One Sappi drive and 2020Vision. Sappi North America’s award recipient, Heather Pelletier, was a clear choice.

Sappi's Somerset Mill Celebrates Completion of Paper Machine Rebuild

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To meet customer needs for renewable paperbased packaging, we comprehensively rebuilt Paper Machine 1 (PM1) at our Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine. In 2018, we completed the 16-month project, launching a broad range of high-quality paperboard products. Maine’s governor joined Sappi management, local legislators, state officials, and members of the media to tour the rebuilt paper machine, see examples of the mill’s new packaging products, and ask questions of the staff and Sappi officials at the event.

Sappi Limited is Recognized as a Socially Responsible Investment 

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Sappi Limited is proud to earn a spot in the FTSE/ JSE Responsible Investment Top 30 Index. The Socially Responsible Investment Index is a partnership between FTSE Russell, the global index provider, and JSE’s work promoting corporate sustainability practices. Sappi Limited announced their inclusion in the index in July 2018.

Annettee Luchene, CFO, Describes How Sappi North America Contributes to Global Group Success

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Our journey continues

Sappi North America (SNA) takes a holistic stance on prosperity, understanding that a myriad of factors will define our financial success. This means always seeking answers—have we listened to our customers and made decisions in anticipation of their needs and expectations? Are all employees engaged and motivated to lead projects to execute their ideas? Do we understand how our operations impact our local communities and work with them to develop “win-win” strategies?

New Leadership Team Driving Sappi Forward

Company adds new members to expert team
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2018 was a year of transformation for Sappi North America (SNA). We rebuilt a paper machine, developed an entirely new packaging line, helped launch exciting new brand positioning for our dissolving pulp product, and established a creative, passionate sustainability team to set the course for our future.

A Letter From Sappi North America's CEO and President Mark Gardner

Gardner discusses the state of sustainability at Sappi
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2018 was an enormously important, transformational year for Sappi North America (SNA). We executed on several fronts to make our company sustainable for the long term. Through significant investments in our people and in our mills, and rigorous attention to our high standards for safety, operational efficiency and environmental stewardship, we are well on our way to becoming the thriving, diversified, growing business we set out to be just a few years ago. Let me share a few of my highlights and reflections for the future:

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Making People Central to a Sustainability Strategy

Sappi puts its people front and center to achieve goals
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At Sappi North America (SNA), we keep sustainability at the forefront of our operations. Together with the 2020Vision— Sappi’s global growth strategy—we use our sustainability goals program to set targets, initiate improvement actions, and monitor our commitment to progress. Our goals are reflective of the desires of our employees, customers, and investors.

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Sappi's Commitment to Reducing Global Environmental Footprint

Company close to reaching goals set in 2020Vision
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At Sappi North America (SNA), we keep sustainability at the forefront of our operations. Together with the 2020Vision— Sappi’s global growth strategy—we use our sustainability goals program to set targets, initiate improvement actions, and monitor our commitment to progress. Our goals are reflective of the desires of our employees, customers, and investors.

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Sappi Limited's CEO Steve Binnie Reflects on North America's Year of Renewal

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I would like to congratulate the Sappi North America (SNA) team on another successful year, truly embodying this year’s theme of renewal. The business underwent a significant change with the conversion of Paper Machine 1 (PM1) at the Somerset Mill to be able to produce packaging and speciality paper grades. We also commenced a project to increase dissolving pulp capacity at Cloquet. These exciting changes are part of Sappi’s global strategy to boost capacity in higher growth and higher margin product segments.

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