Sappi commits to corporate citizenship in support of SDGs
Sappi Southern Africa has released its 2019 Corporate Citizen Report, which highlights the progress the company has made to ensure that it operates in a sustainable and responsible manner while creating and sharing value with its stakeholders.
Previously known as the Sustainability Report, the new ‘Corporate Citizen Report’ illustrates how the company deals with material issues, but also shows how the company is committed to aligning itself with supporting the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The 17 identified SDGs are the blueprint for corporate citizenship and set out a way to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address global challenges, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. Sappi has decided to prioritise nine of these SDGs.
The report highlights how the company sees its role as a responsible corporate citizen, focused on achieving a balance between Prosperity, People and Planet.
Alex Thiel, Chief Executive Officer of Sappi SA, comments: “Whether it’s delivering solutions to customers who recognise dissolving wood pulp and paper packaging as the responsible and sustainable choice, or providing people with opportunities to improve their circumstances, Sappi’s focus is on leveraging corporate assets to create value for society, people and communities in an environmentally responsible manner.”
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*First published in SA Forestry magazine, March 2020