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Sappi’s Pelletin achieves feed safety assurance certification for its lignin-based animal feed additive
Sappi Southern Africa has achieved GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (FSA) 2020 certification for Pelletin, one of its lignin-based products used as an additive in animal feed manufacturing. This makes Sappi the second organisation in Africa to attain this prestigious certification. 22 Mar 2024 Read more

Sappi achieves PEFC Group Scheme certification for small growers
Five small timber growers in KwaZulu-Natal have made history by becoming the first participants in the Sappi Khulisa programme to achieve forest certification through the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) in the Sappi Group Scheme for small growers. 19 Dec 2023 Read more

Saiccor Mill dissolving pulp facility completes the Higg FSLM verification
Sappi Ltd, a leading producer of dissolving pulp sold under the brand name Verve, has completed a verification of the Higg Facility Social and Labour Module (FSLM) at its Saiccor Mill in South Africa achieving a final score of 91.5%. This demonstrates Sappi’s maturity and commitment to a high level of compliance in human resource practices within the regions and communities that it operates in. The verification results confirm Sappi as a leader in sustainable social and labour practices. Saiccor Mill produces Verve that is used primarily in the textile and hygiene product industries. 6 Dec 2023 Read more

Sappi Khulisa programme wins Trialogue award for best practice CSI
Sappi Southern Africa has been awarded the Trialogue Strategic CSI Award in recognition of its 40-year old flagship Khulisa Enterprise Supplier Development programme. The prestigious accolade is awarded annually to the programme that exemplifies best practice in strategic corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa. 1 Dec 2023 Read more

Collaboration brings prosperity for new transport venture
A KwaZulu-Natal-based transport company received a tremendous boost thanks to an enterprise and supplier development partnership MOU signed in 2022 between Sappi Southern Africa and the Ithala Development Finance Corporation Limited (IDFC). Sanele Mkhize, managing director of Exodec 384 CC, took delivery of three brand-new Mercedes trucks valued at R11.6 million on Thursday, 26 October, thanks to a financing agreement from IDFC. 2 Nov 2023 Read more

Young Winterton brickmaking entrepreneur receives welcome boost from Sappi
A young woman who embarked on a learning journey with Sappi five years ago, is now enjoying the fruits of her labour through her flourishing brickmaking business, thanks to her perseverance and diligence. 9 Oct 2023 Read more

Sappi Scottburgh MTB & Trail Run sets pace for heritage weekend
Spring heralds the return of the Sappi Scottburgh MTB & Trail Run on Saturday, 23 September 2023. It also sets the scene for a memorable South African Heritage weekend, filled with braaivleis, rugby and sunny skies. Runners and cyclists are invited to participate in the event which boasts a brand-new start/ finish at Premier Resorts Cutty Sark Hotel and offers 5 and 12km trail runs and 12, 20 and 45km MTB races. 21 Sep 2023 Read more

Economic development through collaboration
Qhude Projects (Pty) Ltd, a KwaZulu-Natal based logistical services co-operative, is the latest enterprise to benefit from a R9m loan from Ithala Development Finance Corporation Limited (IDFC) as part of an enterprise and supplier development partnership signed in 2022 with Sappi Southern Africa. 8 Sep 2023 Read more

Sappi's #EmpowerHer community programme aims to uplift young women through sport
In a convergence of well-timed synchronicity, Women's Month in South Africa this year also saw the Netball World Cup and Women's Football World Cup taking place, providing the ideal time for Sappi to launch its #EmpowerHer netball programme in its neighbouring communities. 16 Aug 2023 Read more

Sappi launches chair in climate change and plantation sustainability at Wits University
Sappi Southern Africa and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) are pleased to announce the launch of the Sappi chair in climate change and plantation sustainability. 6 Jun 2023 Read more

Long-term support sustains Sappi Karkloof Classic
As the weekend action approaches for the Sappi Karkloof Classic trail festival, the event organisers are once again taking time to thank their sponsors and partners for their valuable support. 25 May 2023 Read more

Record earnings for Sappi despite challenging year
Commenting on the group's results, Sappi chief executive officer Steve Binnie said: "I am very pleased with Sappi's exceptional performance this past year. Once again, the dedication and resilience of the Sappi team shone through, this year delivering EBITDA of $1,339m, well above the previous record set in FY2000 ($1,052m). The outstanding performance was particularly noteworthy within the context of a challenging macroeconomic environment. Significant headwinds included extreme weather-related events, lingering Covid pandemic effects in China as well as extraordinary global inflation, which was triggered by geopolitical turmoil and ongoing global supply chain disruptions. Amidst this volatility, we demonstrated adaptability and persistence and remained committed to our Thrive25 strategy. 16 Nov 2022 Read more

Helping rural women to cultivate 'good food for all'
As an anchor tenant in the rural space in Southern Africa, Sappi is acutely aware of the crucial role that rural women play in the agricultural labour force. With around 4,000 rural women employed directly or indirectly by Sappi Forests nationwide, the company provides decent work at equitable rates to its own and contractor employees. In addition, approximately 1,500 women participate in the Sappi Khulisa programme - either as individual land owners and growers or through community projects. 14 Oct 2022 Read more

Spreading the goodness with a little help from our friends
Sustainability is more than a buzz word at Sappi. We're invested in nurturing beneficial partnerships that help drive our vision of building a thriving world. 12 Oct 2022 Read more

Everyone a winner at Sappi Safety Awards
Although there were 18 awards presented at the 2022 Sappi Southern Africa (SSA) Safety Excellence Awards, in reality these award winners represent the thousands of people who return home safely to their loved ones and families every day from a Sappi site. Each safety observation made and each injury-free and incident-free day ensures that we are all winners at Sappi. 30 Sep 2022 Read more

Sappi Saiccor Mill expansion and environmental upgrade project lauded by President Ramaphosa
"Forward with Sappi, forward," were the words of encouragement that the President of South Africa, His Excellency Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, had for the team from Sappi as he led the official opening of the R7.7bn expansion and environmental upgrade project at the Sappi Saiccor Mill on Tuesday, 13 September 2023. 21 Sep 2022 Read more

Emerging KwaDukuza entrepreneur receives a boost thanks to private public partnership
A local businesswoman in KwaDukuza received a welcome boost to her business on Friday, 15 July, when she took delivery of a brand-new bulldozer and front-end loader at the Sappi Stanger Mill in KwaZulu-Natal. Thanks to Sappi's active Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) programme which aims to integrate local and emerging entrepreneurs into its supply chain, an attractive financing deal was structured for Ms. Mpume Gumede, Director of Thuba Construction with the Ithala Development Finance Corporation Limited (IDFC), 26 Jul 2022 Read more

Building thriving communities through developing enterprises
Economic growth in communities stems from more people having access to decent work, able to earn a living through using their talents and skills. This growth leads to stronger, more resilient and successful communities - which in turn, helps us thrive as a company. 30 Jun 2022 Read more

Employees rally to provide flood relief support for deserving organisations
When devastating floods hit KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) earlier this year in April, there were many organisations that sprang into action - along with thousands of community-minded citizens they worked around the clock - to provide relief and sanctuary to all those who had been hardest hit. 28 Jun 2022 Read more

Pursuing sustainable livelihoods - these South African youths are shining examples of resilience
It is apt that the 2022 Youth Month call to action for South African youth is to 'Forge resilience and pursue opportunities for a sustainable livelihood, today and in the future'. 20 Jun 2022 Read more

Sappi Forests: Providing tangible and practical support for the SDGs
Speaking at the 15th World Forestry Congress, held in Seoul, Korea, from 2-6 May 2022, Sappi Forests vice president Duane Roothman, shone a light on South African commercial forestry plantations, as well as the invaluable role they play in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 10 May 2022 Read more

Sappi supports Gift of the Givers to assist flood victims in KZN
With the heavy rainfall and flooding experienced in many parts of the KwaZulu-Natal province during recent days, Sappi Southern Africa has been moved by the plight of many community members, living in areas adjacent to its operations. 20 Apr 2022 Read more

Sappi - providing exciting careers for engineers
Sappi has launched an exciting campaign to encourage skilled engineers and production specialists to join its growing team, to help reach its objectives of pursuing a circular economy. Besides a number of current vacancies in various fields, the company is also building up a database of talent for apportionments into the future. To express your interest in the programme, you can click here for engineering positions or here for production positions. 12 Apr 2022 Read more

Enviro champs and eco rangers doing their bit for World Water Day
When the community members of Nzinga requested assistance with the clearing of alien vegetation to improve access for their livestock for grazing purposes, the Sappi-WWF partnership saw this as a great fit for the work being done in the uMkhomazi catchment to improve water security in the area. As a result, a team of 10 individuals has been identified, appointed, and trained to do invasive alien clearing at Nzinga, in the area just upstream from Impendle, close to Bulwer in KwaZulu-Natal. 25 Mar 2022 Read more

Deputy President Mabuza accepts donations for schools
His Excellency Mr David Mabuza, the Deputy President of South Africa, was in attendance on Friday, 18 February 2022, at the Sappi Ngodwana Mill, to accept a donation of paper, masks and sanitiser on behalf of 300 schools in Mpumalanga. The handover event marks the beginning of a public private partnership, and is a continuation of Sappi Southern Africa's donations of scarce items to reduce pressure on government's resources and to support the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. 22 Feb 2022 Read more

New Sappi VP takes the reins, new CPO and GMs appointed
Dr Beverley Sukhdeo takes over the reins as vice president manufacturing, R&D (Research and Development) and engineering for Sappi Southern Africa as from 1 February 2022. As the first woman to hold this position at the global company, based in Rosebank, Beverley has large shoes to fill as she succeeds Pat McGrady who held the position for 11 years, and has since retired from Sappi. 1 Feb 2022 Read more

Sappi scoops Loerie Award for Shared Value
Sappi Southern Africa is delighted to have been awarded one of the most coveted honours in the creative and advertising industry. It has won a Silver Loerie in the 2021 Loerie Awards in the 'Shared Value' category for its Sappi Forests' Enterprise Supplier Development programme, known as Sappi Khulisa. 29 Oct 2021 Read more

Sappi collaborates with WWF-SA for water security
Sappi has entered into a Water Stewardship agreement with WWF-SA (World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa), aimed at improving the water security in the uMkhomazi catchment area. With its significant manufacturing and forestry footprint in this catchment area, which forms part of the Southern Drakensberg Strategic Water Source Area in KwaZulu-Natal, it makes sense for Sappi to focus its collaborative efforts here, where its Saiccor Mill and 42,000 ha of its forestry land is situated. 19 Oct 2021 Read more

Sappi celebrates diversity in Heritage Month
From early beginnings... 1 Oct 2021 Read more

Sappi invites action to plant trees as a source of hope during Arbor Week 2021
At the start of September every year, when Arbor Week is celebrated in South Africa, it also heralds the beginning of spring and thoughts of rejuvenation and hope. Tying in with the fact that woodfibre is at the heart of our business, Sappi has taken to promoting the planting of trees as a source of hope, as it emphasises our focus on sustainability and our commitment to United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): protecting life on land (SDG 15) and taking action to combat climate change (SDG 13). 1 Sep 2021 Read more

Sappi helps to restore and rebuild with Mandela Month initiatives
Where Sappi Southern Africa normally rallies to the call to #ServeLikeMadiba every year by encouraging our staff to give generously of their time in the week around former President Nelson Mandela's birthday, a number of factors made it difficult to do so this year. Combined with strict Lockdown Alert Level 4 regulations, the country also experienced extreme unrest, especially in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Gauteng. 10 Aug 2021 Read more

Paying tribute to the bicycle as it grows tourism and takes us back to nature
As we celebrate World Bicycle Day on 3 June, Sappi salutes this humble, yet inspirational mode of transport, which helps to bring to life some rural economies through tourism and recreational activities. Following a particularly difficult year where people have faced the restrictions and isolation of lockdown, the trails on Sappi's property - which are used for cycling and trail running - have provided much-needed economic support for surrounding communities, but also as important outlets for people to partake in healthy outdoor exercise and safe social activity. 3 Jun 2021 Read more

Sappi managing biodiversity through protection of high value conservation areas
On the United Nations' International Day of Biodiversity, celebrated on 22 May every year, the global community is called to re-examine its relationship to the natural world. In South Africa, where Sappi is one of the country's major landowners, the company is proud to lay claim to this year's theme which states: "We're part of the solution." Of the 394,000 hectares of its owned and leased land, Sappi manages approximately one-third for biodiversity, which includes seven proclaimed nature reserves as part of our conservation efforts. 24 May 2021 Read more

Sappi honours its health staff on International Nurses' Day
Each year, nurses around the world are honoured during international Nurses Week. These celebrations begin on 06 May and end on 12 May, on Florence Nightingale's birthday and International Nurses' Day. Most aptly the theme for 2021 is #WeAnswerTheCall. At Sappi Southern Africa, a dedicated group of individuals known as our Occupational Health Practitioners have done exactly that and have worked tirelessly 'answering the call' since the outbreak of the pandemic more than a year ago, and we take this opportunity to honour them for their outstanding service. 17 May 2021 Read more

Sappi hands over Typek paper to support education in KZN
At a small function held at the Sappi Shaw Research Centre in Tweedie near Howick on 13 April 2021, the Department of Education, represented by the HOD Dr Enock Nzama, received 3,000 boxes of Sappi Typek for distribution to schools in KZN. 16 Apr 2021 Read more

Celebrating International Day of Women in Science at Sappi
On Thursday 11 February - a day that is commemorated internationally by the United Nations to celebrate women who hold office in the field of science - we paid tribute to the women at Sappi for the role they play in helping us build a thriving world for all by unlocking the power of trees, using the power of science. But truth be told, we have reason to pay tribute to them every day of the year. 18 Feb 2021 Read more

Sappi achieves first international PEFC Forest Certification in South Africa
After years of collaboration and dedicated commitment in setting new forest certification standards for South Africa, Sappi is proud to announce that it has achieved the first PEFC endorsed SAFAS (Sustainable African Forest Assurance Scheme) certification in South Africa. This despite the unforeseen obstacles created by the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown restrictions. 29 Jan 2021 Read more

Textile Exchange's Benchmark programme to cover nature impacts for the first time
Created in partnership with Conservation International and The Biodiversity Consultancy, with support from corporate partner Sappi, the Biodiversity Benchmark provides a roadmap for companies to understand their impacts on nature and to deliver positive outcomes. 4 Dec 2020 Read more

Sappi Southern Africa scores Platinum in EcoVadis sustainability rating
Globally accredited sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis has scored Sappi Southern Africa Platinum Medal status in its assessment of how well the company has integrated sustainability principles into its business and management system. 30 Nov 2020 Read more

Sappi announces financial results for fourth quarter and full year
Commenting on the group's results, Sappi chief executive officer Steve Binnie said: "The group's performance over the past year was severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the related government lockdowns and the ensuing economic after-effects. While the first half of the year was satisfactory given that we started the year with dissolving pulp prices at historic lows, the third quarter saw the full impact of Covid-19 before a gradual recovery began in the fourth quarter, in particular for dissolving pulp (DP). The improvement is further evidenced by the quarter-on-quarter improvement in EBITDA from $26m to $82m." 6 Nov 2020 Read more

Sappi Forests acknowledges International Day of Rural Women
With around 4,000 women employed directly or indirectly by Sappi Forests nationwide - through its own personnel in its nurseries, and sub-contracted to its harvesting and silviculture contractors - the company is very aware of the crucial role that rural women play in the agricultural labour force. 15 Oct 2020 Read more

Sappi lends a helping hand to assist communities during Covid-19: Video
When the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe at the beginning of 2020, it highlighted the plight of many of the more vulnerable communities, especially those situated in the rural areas of our country and in our neighbouring communities. With this in mind Sappi Southern Africa stepped in and donated scarce and essential items to assist and provide some relief in these difficult times. 6 Oct 2020 Read more

Sappi signs up to Business for Nature's ambitious call to action
Sappi has joined businesses around the world in calling for ambitious, collective action for nature. Covid-19 is causing societies, businesses and governments around the world to focus on ways to emerge more economically resilient from the crisis. With nature at a tipping point - nearly one million species are at risk because of human activity - we also need to focus on how to reverse nature loss. 21 Sep 2020 Read more

Sappi celebrates Arbour Day and our heritage by conserving endangered Pepperbark trees
There is serendipity in the fact that Arbour Week and Heritage Day are both celebrated in the month of September, which also heralds the beginning of spring in South Africa. As the country breathes a tentative sigh of relief as it cautiously reopens the economy under Level 2 of the national Covid-19 lockdown, there is hope for a reawakening in the human spirit of its people as it celebrates its cultural and natural heritage in many ways. 4 Sep 2020 Read more

Beekeepers demonstrate resilience during Covid-19
A Sappi-sponsored programme that helps communities adjacent to forestry plantations to become beekeepers, has shown some unexpectedly encouraging results during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Non-profit consultant and founder of the African Honey Bee programme, Guy Stubbs, who has more than 30 years' experience in small and micro-enterprise development, was struck by the incredible resilience being demonstrated by the families that have been part of this beekeeping project. Collectively, since the beginning of the year, the participating families have harvested about five tonnes of honey, earning close to R360,000 despite the national lockdown. 17 Jul 2020 Read more

Sappi Valida brings natural cellulose advantages to responsible, eco-friendly hand sanitiser formulation
As the world emerges from various states of Covid-19 lockdown and the 'new normal' still presents many unknowns, one thing we know for sure is that it is imperative to adhere to stringent hygienic measures. We at Sappi are very cognisant of the impact that the daily use of hygiene products can have on our skin and the environment. With the significant increase in consumption of hand sanitisers, we are excited to introduce Sappi's Valida natural cellulose product for the formulation of more skin- and planet-friendly solutions. 16 Jul 2020 Read more

Sappi commits to setting science-based emission reduction targets
To coincide with World Environment Day and South Africa's Environment Month, on 4 June 2020, Sappi Limited committed to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The SBTi is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). 9 Jul 2020 Read more

Sappi wins top International Gold Quill Award for innovative video #IABC2020GQwinner
Sappi Southern Africa's Forests division received top international recognition for its innovative video on their Sappi Khulisa programme at the virtual Excellence Gala held on Tuesday, 16 June 2020 at #IABC20. The video won the coveted 'Best of the Best' Award in the Audio/Visual Category. 22 Jun 2020 Read more

Sappi empowers youth by providing access to Covid-19 information during Youth Month
Young people in South Africa's rural areas have been using their power to communicate by getting active on their social media platforms with useful information about curbing the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Thanks to a useful set of illustrated messages created by Sappi Southern Africa about how to combat the disease, the team of Abashintshi are actively aligning their activities with the theme for South Africa's 2020 Youth Month, which is "Youth Power: Growing South Africa together in the period of Covid-19". 15 Jun 2020 Read more

Sappi acts #ForNature and celebrates World Environment Day 2020
If there is something that the last few lockdown months have taught many of us, is that we need to make 'Time for Nature'. We have marvelled as the planet has taken a breather along with her inhabitants and has rejuvenated herself, as we have rediscovered the abundance that she has to offer. It is why it is so apt that it is the theme for this year's World Environment Day, which happens on Friday, 5 June 2020. 5 Jun 2020 Read more

Sappi announces financial results for 2nd quarter, responds to impact from Covid-19
Sappi has announced its financial results for the second quarter along with its response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and its outlook for the rest of the year. 7 May 2020 Read more

Every day is #EarthDay at Sappi
Today, Sappi joined the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and in honouring the theme of climate action. This theme is particularly apt in view of reports from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) indicating that last decade was the hottest on record. Globally, we see and feel the negative impacts of this in the form of sea-level rise, species decline and more frequent extreme weather events including longer, more intense heat waves. 22 Apr 2020 Read more

Sappi donates essential items and products for Covid-19 relief
In an effort to provide some relief during the Covid-19 coronavirus global pandemic, Sappi Southern Africa has made available several donations of scarce items, such as hand sanitiser, face masks, nutritional porridge and paper products, to reduce pressure on the National Government's resources as well as to support the most vulnerable during these extraordinary times. 20 Apr 2020 Read more

Sappi Symbio bio-composite solution chosen to help reduce the environmental impact of motor vehicles
Sappi is proud to announce that its Symbio bio-composite cellulose fibre - which is derived from responsibly-managed, renewable forests - has been chosen as feedstock for the development of lightweight bio-composite materials for the Life Biobcompo project. The project aims to reduce vehicle CO² emissions by 8% through the replacement of conventional mineral fillers with bio-based fibres, promote the use of more sustainable resources and demonstrate these technologies at industrial scale. 15 Apr 2020 Read more

Sappi Southern Africa awarded for export and investment in KZN
Sappi Southern Africa has been recognised for their contribution to promoting export competitiveness, having taken top honours at the 2019 KZN Exporter of the Year Awards held at the ICC in Durban on Thursday, 17 October. Sappi was announced as winner in the 'Large Exporter' category and was also acknowledged as finalist in the 'Africa' and the 'Manufacturers' categories. This follows Sappi's recent recognition at the inaugural KwaZulu-Natal Investor Awards, when it was proclaimed the winner in the category 'Investor operating in KZN with a Global Footprint' and as a finalist in the 'Major Capital Investment' category. 30 Oct 2019 Read more

Sappi in partnership with Constantia Flexibles delivers innovation for sustainable packaging solutions
With the increased global push for environmentally friendly and sustainable paper-based packaging solutions, Sappi has made great strides in developing breakthrough proprietary barrier technology to offer new opportunities to satisfy this need. These unique solutions enabled Sappi to closely collaborate with the world's largest food and beverage company, Nestlé, to support the launch of the YES! snack bar wrapped in recyclable paper. Sappi worked in partnership with Nestlé and packaging supplier Constantia Flexibles to develop solutions suitable for recyclable paper production processes. 4 Oct 2019 Read more

Sappi increases pulp integration to secure supply and decrease costs
Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, speciality and packaging papers, graphic paper and biomaterials, has signed an agreement to acquire the 270,000 tpa Matane high yield hardwood pulp mill from Rayonier Advanced Materials for US$175m. 5 Aug 2019 Read more

Sappi results for third financial quarter ended June 2019
Financial summary for the quarter 2 Aug 2019 Read more

Sappi becomes an International Stakeholder member of PEFC
Sappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout our supply and value chains. 5 Jul 2019 Read more

Sappi Southern Africa appoints Thabani Shale as Communication Manager: Government and Stakeholder Relations
Sappi is proud to announce the appointment of Thabani Shale as Communication Manager: Government and Stakeholder Relations for Sappi Southern Africa effective 1 July 2019. 5 Jul 2019 Read more

Sappi results for second financial quarter ended March 2019
Financial summary for the quarter
  • EBITDA excluding special items US$187 million (Q2 2018 US$211 million)
  • Profit for the period US$72 million (Q2 2018 US$102 million)
  • EPS excluding special items 13 US cents (Q2 2018 17 US cents)
  • Net debt US$1,680 million (Q2 2018 US$1,632 million)
 13 May 2019 Read more

Sappi works with supply chain partners to support our sustainability journey
Sappi's sustainability strategy builds on our 2020Vision, people and core assets and aims to create real value by contributing to business growth within the context of the constantly changing external environment in which we operate. 10 May 2019 Read more

Sappi and Borregaard celebrate 20 years of biorefinery investment
LignoTech South Africa (LignoTech) is an equal partnership joint venture between Sappi Southern Africa Limited ("Sappi") and Borregaard AS of Norway ("Borregaard"). The lignin extraction plant in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal, was first commissioned in December 1998 and officially opened in 1999. The plant at LignoTech was designed to generate revenue from a previously unused component of the effluent stream from Sappi's Saiccor mill. These are used as binding and dispersing agents in a wide range of agricultural and industrial applications. 9 Apr 2019 Read more

Sappi joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition - strengthening its commitment to improving supply chain sustainability
Sappi Limited is pleased to announce that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group's sustainability measurement suite of tools, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain. 1 Mar 2019 Read more

Sappi Typek launches new brand campaign - live a life of note
Typek, the A4 paper that is used by many businesses, launched a new consumer campaign. One that will make you sit up and take note. The 'Live a Life of Note' campaign, a fresh media campaign aimed at everyone who has come to trust the paper in the red box, launched on 29 October and is set to create excitement, with 'firsts' for the brand and an exciting competition for people to showcase the small inspirational things that make theirs, a life less ordinary. 12 Nov 2018 Read more

Sappi launches Verve - sustainable dissolving wood pulp for a thriving world
Building on its reputation for quality, service and responsibility, Sappi has moved to strengthen its leadership in the dissolving wood pulp (DWP) market with the launch of the Sappi Verve brand. 9 Oct 2018 Read more

Sappi included in the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Top 30 index and FTSE4Good Index Series
Sappi Limited, the leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, specialities and packaging papers, printing and writing papers as well as biomaterials and biochemicals, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Top 30 index. 2 Aug 2018 Read more

Sappi commits to significant investment programme in KwaZulu-Natal economy
Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, specialities and packaging papers, printing and writing papers and biomaterials headquartered in South Africa, has provided further details regarding capital investments at its Saiccor Mill in Umkomaas, south of Durban. The investments include a R2.7bn capacity expansion project and a planned R5bn over five years in various continuous improvement initiatives and upgrade projects. 24 Jul 2018 Read more

Sappi partners with Prince of Wales Trust
Sappi to fund research on artificial intelligence and bringing carbon emissions to net zero in the paper and pulp industry as one of the founding partners of The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme 20 Jul 2018 Read more

Sappi approves construction of demonstration plant for Xylitol and Furfural
Sappi has announced further progress in the development of its biorefinery capacity with the confirmation that it will construct a demonstration plant to further scale up its novel Xylex® technology for the production of Xylitol and Furfural. The plant will be located adjacent to the existing sugars and lignin extraction plant at Ngodwana Mill. It should be operational early in 2019. Pending successful results and further approvals it is anticipated that Sappi may construct commercial Xylitol and Furfural plants adjacent to our mills in the USA and South Africa. 20 Jul 2018 Read more

Sappi successfully acquires Cham Paper Group Holding AG
Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, specialities and packaging papers, printing and writing papers and biomaterials, has announced that all conditions precedent relating to the acquisition of the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group Holding AG (CPG) have been fulfilled and closing has been completed. 5 Mar 2018 Read more

Local youth to benefit as Sappi launches skills centre in Umkomaas
Sappi invests in a skills centre that focuses on empowering the Umkomaas community with skills that will enable them to seek meaningful employment or create small enterprises that contribute to the economic growth in our country. The centre was officially opened on Thursday, 1 February, at an event attended by dignitaries from government, local Amakhosi and the community. 14 Feb 2018 Read more

Sappi invests in community growth through Abashintshi youth project
With the initial goal of improving stakeholder relations in the communities surrounding their operations in KZN, Sappi Southern Africa sought community-minded individuals and recruited them for the Abashintshi Social Mobilisation Project, but the results of the programme have exceeded expectations and continue to make an even greater impact than ever expected. 19 Jun 2017 Read more

Sappi continues to deliver strong results with major investments
Sappi continues to deliver solid results driven by strong global dissolving pulp and speciality packaging performance 30 May 2017 Read more

Sappi Biotech partners with CellMark to increase global sales reach of Sappi's Hansa lignin products
Sappi Limited is pleased to announce that its Biotech division has entered into an agreement with CellMark appointing CellMark as the non-exclusive sales agent for Sappi Biotech's Hansa lignin products, produced in liquid and powder formats in South Africa at Sappi Tugela Mill. 28 Mar 2017 Read more

Mandela Day: Sappi spreads goodwill across South Africa
From Hillbrow to the Lowveld, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape... Sappi employees reached out far and wide to make International Nelson Mandela Day a memorable occasion in the lives of hundreds of needy adults and children. Even the environment benefited. 28 Jul 2016 Read more

Sappi Typek's new manufacturing home leads to improved product
A R100m strategic investment has ensured a smooth relocation and improved production process of Sappi's well-known office paper brand, Typek. 5 Jul 2016 Read more

Youth Month - Community change coming from within
A group of young people from deeply rural communities in southern KwaZulu-Natal are taking the bull by the horns - or rather the bees by the knees - and helping to change their communities from within. With assistance from forestry and paper & pulp company, Sappi Southern Africa, they are empowering themselves and others around them, and in the process giving people the dignity of self-sufficiency. 1 Jul 2016 Read more

Sappi concludes sale of Cape Kraft Mill, invests to increase energy self-sufficiency at Tugela and Saiccor Mills
Further to the announcements of March and July 2015 regarding the sale of Sappi's Cape Kraft Mill in Milnerton, Cape Town, Sappi wishes to confirm that all conditions have been met and that the mill has been transferred, on 23 November 2015, to the new owners, the Golden Era Group. The sale is not categorisable in terms of section 9.5 of the JSE Listings Requirements. 24 Nov 2015 Read more

Sappi Lomati Sawmill wins coveted award
Lomati Sawmill has been awarded the coveted 2015 Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism (KLCBT) Large Business Enterprise Award. 16 Nov 2015 Read more

Sappi results for the year and fourth quarter ended September 2015
Strong performance with full year earnings per share excluding special items up 55%. 13 Nov 2015 Read more

Sappi concludes sale of Enstra Mill, invests in Stanger Mill
With reference to the announcement made on 2 July 2015 regarding the sale of Sappi's Enstra Mill near Johannesburg, Sappi wishes to confirm that all conditions have been met and that the mill has been transferred, on 2 November 2015, to the new owners, Corruseal. The sale is not categorisable in terms of section 9.5 of the JSE Listings Requirements. 3 Nov 2015 Read more

Sappi sells Cape Kraft recycled packaging mill to Golden Era Group
Following on Sappi's recent announcement of the sale of its Enstra Mill and recycled packaging business, Sappi wishes to announce the sale of its Cape Kraft recycled packaging paper Mill to the Golden Era Group. In March 2015 Sappi initiated a closed tender process after receiving many expressions of interest to buy the mill. It is expected that the transaction will close in September 2015. The disposal is not categorisable in terms of section 9.5 of the JSE Listings Requirements. Sappi will receive just short of R600m from the two transactions. 21 Aug 2015 Read more

Sappi announces sale of Enstra Mill recycled packaging paper business to Corruseal Group
Sappi wishes to confirm that it has reached an agreement to sell its Enstra Mill recycled containerboard and kraft papers business situated in Springs near Johannesburg to Corruseal Group. Sappi opened negotiations with Corruseal when it was jointly decided that there was a good fit between Corruseal and Enstra Mill. The mill will continue to manufacture recycled and lightweight packaging paper. The existing Security Paper, Office, Speciality and Folio businesses also conducted at the mill will remain with Sappi. A transfer plan is being arranged with current staff and customers. The disposal is not categorisable in terms of section 9.5 of the JSE Listings Requirements. The transaction value has not been disclosed. 20 Aug 2015 Read more

Sappi and Boregaard expands capacity at lignin joint venture
Borregaard and Sappi will increase the lignin production capacity by 20,000 tonnes at LignoTech South Africa. The added volume will be marketed to the joint venture company's existing applications and geographical markets. The investment by LignoTech is estimated at R105m (approx. US$ 8.5 million), and the project is expected to be completed in 2017. 19 Aug 2015 Read more

Sappi results third quarter ended June 2015
Sappi results for third quarter ended June 2015 highlights impact of exchange rates in seasonally weak quarter. 18 Aug 2015 Read more

Sappi NGX energy project
Sappi welcomes the selection as preferred bidder of the Ngodwana Energy Biomass Project for the South African Government Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme 20 Apr 2015 Read more

Typek makes its mark at schools
Whether you use it to print documents, write notes, draw pictures or fold paper aeroplanes... South Africans are avid users of Sappi's Typek office paper. This year, the Typek team is eager to grow the brand's support base even further by focusing on schools across the country. 13 Mar 2015 Read more

Barefoot school kids to benefit from shoe project
Sappi's 'War on Waste' recycling bins are not only good for recyclable paper and cardboard. These days they also make useful containers to collect a luxury item that are either sorely desired or taken for granted - depending on where you're placed on the scale of economic affluence. 15 Dec 2014 Read more

Recycling needs to become a part of SA culture
Sappi's well-known waste paper bins have a brand new 'purpose'. They are used as collection points all over Newcastle, in KwaZulu-Natal, where people can donate their unwanted shoes to the local Rotary Club's 'Sole Struck Shoe Project'. 15 Dec 2014 Read more

Typek Triple Green replaces Typek 50% Recycled
Typek Triple Green is Sappi's latest addition to its popular Typek range of office papers. The new product replaces Typek 50% Recycled, but is still targeted at the more environmentally conscious consumer. 10 Nov 2014 Read more

Innovative designs impress at Student Gold Pack Awards
Packaging is an important strategic market segment for leading pulp and paper manufacturer Sappi. To support growth and innovation in this segment, Sappi signed up as primary sponsor of the graphic design category in the Student Gold Pack Awards. 4 Nov 2014 Read more

Typek features at the Peter Pan Pantomime
The Joburg Theatre's annual pantomime is a much anticipated fixture on their Christmas calendar. For Sappi, it provides a great opportunity to promote its popular Typek range of office paper, and highlight the brand's loyal association with schools and learner development. 3 Nov 2014 Read more

Sappi participates in Africa Cycle Fair
The Sappi mountain-biking (MTB) exhibition stand at the 2014 Standard Bank Africa Cycle Fair proved very popular among the 6,000 visitors attending the event. In my opinion, the Sappi stand was the best at the fair," commented TREAD magazine editor, Sean Badenhorst. "It was very impactful and very interactive." The fair was a great opportunity to showcase the Sappi brand as 'inspired by life'. It brought home the message that the company's sustainably managed plantations are not only a useful fibre source for pulp and papermaking, but also add value on a recreational level. 31 Oct 2014 Read more

Sappi's new Ultraflute offers versatile, cost effective
In the competitive paper packaging market, product demand is driven by key factors. Is it versatile, cost-effective, strong and environmentally sustainable? Ultraflute, Sappi's new lightweight semi-chemical fluting made with 75% virgin fibre, is all of the above. This makes it an excellent choice for high-end, heavy duty packaging applications that need to endure rigorous conditions within the supply chain. 26 Oct 2014 Read more