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Sappi North America Highlights Continued Commitment to Communities and Safety in 2020 Sustainability Report

Leading paper and packaging supplier showcases record year for safety and sustainability in annual report
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May 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, today released its 2020 Sustainability Report, illustrating Sappi's continued commitment to sustainable development.

Our Renewable Future: Recycling and Beyond

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Recycling your paper-based products ensures they can be used again and again. We use 5 million tons of recovered fiber each year to make new fiber-based products. This makes us one of the largest users of recovered fiber!

Sappi North America's Cloquet Mill Awarded Local Training Grant

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Sappi North America received a $100,000 training grant in September from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and Department of Labor and Industry. The grant allows Sappi to strengthen the local workforce by providing advanced technical training to employees, while improving functions and safety at its Cloquet Mill. SNA has participated in the grant program six times and continues to offer the opportunity for up to 25 employees each year to join a training cohort. Through the years, this grant has provided on-site training to more than 100 employees.

Another Record-breaking Year for Employee Safety at Sappi North America

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This past year was very special for safety in Sappi North America (SNA). Our employees achieved their best-ever lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) result at 0.25. Everyone stepped up to make this achievement possible. For the entire year, we had only six lost-time injuries, and during the second quarter of the year, we had zero lost-time injuries—our ultimate goal and the first time it was ever achieved. On May 19, 2019, our Cloquet Mill employees operated 1.3 million hours without a single lost-time incident.

Beyond This Multimedia Campaign Helping Low-Income Families Is the Ideas That Matter Program

Sappi's grant program continues to fund design projects for social good
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A spotlight on grant winners  

Where the rest of the world sees problems, designers see solutions—which is why Sappi created the Ideas that Matter (ITM) grant program 20 years ago. Since its inception in 1999, the program has granted more than $13.5 million to designers partnering with more than 500 organizations, ranging from community arts to animal welfare and from international humanitarian efforts to children’s healthcare. Not only does Ideas that Matter create social good across the globe, but the designers we work with find joy in the program as well.

Textile Exchange's Benchmark Program to Cover Nature Impacts for the First Time

Created in partnership with Conservation International and The Biodiversity Consultancy, with support from corporate partner Sappi
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Textile Exchange’s Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark (CFMB) program is launching a new tool to help the fashion and textile industry take urgent action on biodiversity. The Biodiversity Benchmark, developed in partnership with The Biodiversity Consultancy, Conservation International and kindly supported by Sappi, will enable companies to understand their impacts and dependencies on nature, chart a pathway to delivering positive biodiversity outcomes, and benchmark their progress.

Sappi North America Receives 2020 AF&PA Leadership in Sustainability Award

Company recognized for sustainability efforts with “Caustic Reclaim and Reuse” project at Somerset Mill
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BOSTON, December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, was named a recipient of the Leadership in Sustainability – Water Award from the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) as part of its Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Awards program. Sappi was recognized for its “Caustic Reclaim and Reuse” project at its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine.

Sappi North America Receives Platinum Rating From Ecovadis

Company recognized again for top-standard sustainability efforts, scoring in the top 1% of companies evaluated
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BOSTON,  December 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, has been awarded a platinum score in the latest EcoVadis rating, alongside the company’s regional counterparts Sappi Europe and

How Union Employees Keep Sappi Safety-Focused and Successful

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“We are all in it together,” says Jay Arnston, fiberline control room operator and president of the USW Local Chapter 11-63 at the Cloquet Mill. “It wasn’t always that way,” he says, describing his many years of union involvement with Sappi and previous owners of the mill. “But we’ve come a long way. There is a lot more transparency, and we are informed about a lot of the decision making.”

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