Responsible manufacturing begins with a commitment to responsible sourcing of raw materials.
At Sappi, we source 100 percent of our wood and market kraft pulp from well-managed forests. Sustainable forest management practices integrate reforestation with harvesting of trees while conserving air, soil and water quality along with wildlife and aquatic habitats. Landowners and foresters must work together to balance multiple objectives across a spectrum of environmental, social and economic aspects.
Since 2008, SFPNA has reinvested 84 percent of our operating income in capital expenditures.
These investments have resulted in product quality improvements, expanded capacity, increased operating flexibility, energy and material savings, as well as increased renewable energy production. In this past year, we completed major capital projects at each of our three manufacturing facilities in turn supporting all three of our business units. We are now well positioned for strong growth in the years ahead.
Jennifer Miller has served as Chief Sustainability Officer since 2009 and is the company officer responsible for aligning sustainability strategy and goals with business plans across the company’s business units.
In a question and answer format, she discussed highlights of 2013 performance and the importance of sustainable consumption principles as applied to Sappi's operations and products.
1. This has clearly been a year of transition for Sappi. Could you share a few highlights and what you see on the horizon for 2014?
“In a year of dynamic change, Sappi has positioned itself well for growth and diversification. With this year now behind us, we are working towards optimizing the investments we have made.”
This past year has been a remarkable period of transition, change, and accomplishment. Looking back, I am especially proud to share with you how Sappi is aligning itself for future success. Most notably, we have completed major capital investments across all three of our business units, enabling us to enter new growth markets while focusing on efficiency and generating higher productivity in our more mature coated business. After a milestone year, we can now take advantage of opportunities in the market and continue reinvesting to build a more diverse, sustainable business.
The report details the year in review and the manner in which the company leverages innovation on a daily basis to develop new products, markets and processes to generate greater returns in all aspects of its business
Third Annual Report Underscores Strategic Investments for Future Growth
BOSTON, January 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sappi Fine Paper North America today announced its 2013 Sustainability Report, the company’s third annual regional report highlighting a transformative year of strategic investments across the business to drive sustainability and long-term growth. The report details enhancements in facilities and products as well as impactful contributions to surrounding communities over the 2013 fiscal year.
Recognized with Promotional Campaign of the Year Award
BOSTON, December 16, 2013 /3BL Media/- Sappi Fine Paper North America was awarded the Promotional Campaign of the Year Award for its Ideas that Matter program in the fifth annual 2013 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards. The PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing achievements in various sectors of the pulp and paper industry.
Cloquet Pulp Mill Converted to Produce Specialised Cellulose Safely, On Time, Within Budget, and Exceeding Quality Specifications
BOSTON, October 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Sappi Fine Paper North America announced today the successful completion of its US$170 million capital conversion project at the Cloquet Mill in Minnesota to produce Specialised Cellulose, which is used in textile and consumer goods markets. The conversion initiated in 2011, was accomplished on time, within budget, and safely.
Latest Editions to White Paper Series Cover the Life Cycle Assessment of Paper Products
BOSTON, October 17, 2013/ 3BL Media/ – Sappi Fine Paper North America today released the newest editions of eQ Insights, the white paper series aiming to address common stereotypes and misconceptions by examining important sustainability issues in the paper industry from a unique, insider perspective.
Content-rich educational platform provides a wealth of resources on paper and print
BOSTON, September 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Sappi Fine Paper North America announced today the launch of its Sappi etc.® microsite, an online educational platform providing access to more than a century’s worth of rare historical documents, detailed case studies and expert technical advice as a part of the company’s Education, Training and Consulting (etc) program. Free and fully searchable, the Sappi etc.