Sappi North America Releases 2017 Sustainability Report, Receives Gold Rating from EcoVadis

Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has released its 2017 Sustainability Report showcasing its industry leading sustainability performance. The report includes up-to-date information on the company’s progress against five year goals measuring environmental, economic and social responsibility commitments as well as providing insights into its continued technical innovation.

“Sappi North America is committed to a holistic approach to sustainability.  We believe that we best create sustained value for our customers, communities, employees and shareholders by committing to the right actions across our operations and company, from improving operating efficiencies, reducing waste, to investing in our employees and our mills,” said Mark Gardner, President and CEO, Sappi North America.

“This year I’m pleased to report that we have been awarded Gold Recognition Level in sustainability performance by EcoVadis, an independent rating agency.  We are gratified by their recognition of the excellence of our sustainability approach and performance, which places us among the top 4 percent of the roughly 30,000 companies surveyed annually.  I encourage all of our stakeholders to learn more about our significant investments by reading our 2017 Sustainability Report,” continued Gardner.

EcoVadis, an acknowledged leader in the third party evaluation of sustainability performance, takes an evidence based approach in its rating process, covering 21 criteria across four themes of Environment, Fair Labor Practices, Ethics/Fair Business Practices, and Supply Chain. Their methodology is aligned with international standards including the United Nations Global Compact, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and ISO 26000.
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