Out now! Sappi Sustainability Highlights 23/24

To kick off our series on Sappi’s Sustainability Highlights, we look at how Sappi measures its progress against the SDGs.

Sustainability highlights

For Sappi, building and maintaining a thriving business is all about unlocking the power of trees to make every day more sustainable. By benchmarking our business performance against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we aim to ensure that our Sappi focus remains on the sustainability issues that are crucial to us all.

The SDGs were adopted by the 193 countries of the United Nations nine years ago. The idea is that by setting clear targets for sustainable development – sustainable economic, social and environmental development to be achieved by 2030 – measurable progress can be made by countries and companies alike.

That’s why it makes sense for Sappi to benchmark its business performance against key, relevant SDGs – because this way customers can be sure that they are working with a partner who walks the sustainability walk and well as talks the sustainability talk.

And it makes sense for Sappi and the wider paper industry, too. As Sappi Europe CEO Marco Eikelenboom says:

“Building Europe’s bioeconomy is key to the resilience and global competitiveness of many sectors.”

Marco Eikelenboom, CEO Sappi Europe

The graphic below shows how Sappi Europe performed over the past year in relation to its sustainability goals and key SDGs – doing even better than targeted for the likes of clean energy, greenhouse gas emissions, safety and procurement but still with work to do in some other areas.

Sustainability highlights

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