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Sappi Aims High With Sustainability Goals for Our Planet

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At Sappi North America, we are committed to operating our businesses in a sustainable manner. Together with the 2020Vision— Sappi’s global growth strategy—we use our sustainability goals program to set targets, initiate improvement actions and monitor progress.

Achieve 60% Certified Fiber​

Our certifi cation goal tracks the amount of certified fiber from wood and pulp across our three manufacturing operations.

Sappi Sees Growth Opportunities to Meet Prosperity Goals

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Meet or Exceed 12% RONOA 

Return on net operating assets (RONOA) is a core measure of financial sustainability that measures how effectively we use our asset base to generate profit.

In 2017 Sappi North America achieved a 4.7 percent RONOA, down only slightly from the prior year due to very challenging conditions in graphics and release markets. Disciplined cost management and strong performance in our dissolving wood pulp helped to offset the impact of these headwinds.

How Sappi Measured Success for Its People in 2017

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At Sappi North America, we are committed to operating our businesses in a sustainable manner. Together with the 2020Vision— Sappi’s global growth strategy—we use our sustainability goals program to set targets, initiate improvement actions and monitor progress.

Achieve Zero Workplace Injuries

A Letter From Sappi North America President and CEO Mark Gardner

Gardner emphasizes success, paves path forward
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Sappi North America saw many successes in 2017 despite challenging market headwinds. To our employees, customers and other partners whose dedication contributed to those successes, I thank you.

Updated Report: Automakers Reduce Risk, Enhance Competitiveness With Strong MPG/Emission Standards

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June 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In the wake of reports that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may propose rollbacks to vehicle efficiency and emission standards, Ceres has released an updated analysis and 

Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators: Social Indicators

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Our pulp and paper products are derived from renewable resources, made with high levels of renewable energy, and are designed to be reused or recycled. While it is difficult to identify a more sustainable industry than forest products, not all companies perform equally when it comes to operating safely and sustainably. We track our progress annually, and in the following pages offer an updated view of our performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility.

Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators: Solid Waste

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Our pulp and paper products are derived from renewable resources, made with high levels of renewable energy, and are designed to be reused or recycled. While it is difficult to identify a more sustainable industry than forest products, not all companies perform equally when it comes to operating safely and sustainably. We track our progress annually, and in the following pages offer an updated view of our performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility.

Plants of the Future: Sustainable Food Processing from Beginning to End

Smithfield Foods—achieving the ultimate in sustainability
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Food safety and quality are pillars to Smithfield Foods’ sustainability program. That’s why the third installment of its sustainability report showcases its commitment to producing safe, quality food. 

“Our report includes multiple case studies,” says Bill Gill, assistant vice president of sustainability for the Smithfield, Va.-based company. “The ‘Inside a Smithfield Food Laboratory’ case study offers readers a scientific look into our in-house food safety research lab. Our laboratory tests, validates and evaluates the latest in food safety technologies.”

Social Responsibility at Sappi North America

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Our social responsibility efforts focus on our employees, customers and our local communities. We engage with customers to create relevant and innovative products. Across our operations, we focus on the safety, well-being and expertise of our employees, and we routinely work to connect and contribute in our local communities.

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Automotive Industry Updates Its Guiding Principles to Enhance Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Updated document provides guidance to automotive supplier partners concerning the latest industry expectations in sustainability
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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., and BRUXELLES, December 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Drive Sustainability today announced an updated version of the “Automotive Industry Guiding Principles to Enhance Sustainability Performance in the Supply Chain.” This collaboration between AIAG, Drive Sustainability and key automotive organizations provides guidance to our valued supplier partners concerning the latest industry expectations.

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