Scope and boundary
The scope of this report includes all our operations (see Where we operate ). We aim to present information that is material, comparable,
relevant and complete. The issues and indicators we cover reflect our
significant economic, environmental and social impacts, and those we believe
would substantively influence the assessments and decisions of investors.
The materiality of the information presented has been determined on the
basis of extensive ongoing engagement with our stakeholders and has been
assessed against the backdrop of current business operations, as well as
prevailing trends in our industry and the global economy (see Materiality).
In preparing this report, we have tracked environmental findings and research,
public opinion, employee views and attitudes, the interests and priorities of
environmental and social groups, as well as the activities, profiles and
interests of investors, employees, suppliers and customers, communities,
governments and regulatory authorities.
Our reporting suite
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- IIRC's International <IR> Framework
- Companies Act, No 71 of 2008, as amended (Companies Act)
- JSE Listings Requirements
- King IV Code on Corporate Governance (King IVTM 1)
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- International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
- Companies Act
- JSE Listings Requirements
- King IV
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- Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards
- United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
- UN SDGs
For up-to-date information, please refer to our quarterly results announcements and analyst presentations (www.sappi.com/quarterly-reports).
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We obtained external assurance on selected sustainability key performance indicators (KPIs) in our 2020 Sappi Group
Sustainability Report. The independent practitioner’s limited assurance report is included in the 2020 Sappi Group Sustainability Report. Our sustainability information is also verified by our internal audit team. Their verification process includes reviewing the procedures applied for collecting and/or measuring, calculating and validating non-financial data, as well as reviewing reported information and supporting documentation. In addition, most of our key operations undergo external verification including the Eco-Management Audit System (EMAS) in Europe, ISO 50001 energy certification in Europe and South Africa and globally, ISO 14001 environmental certification, ISO 9001 quality certification and OHSAS 18001 health and safety certification.
We are also assessed in terms of the forest certification systems we use and, in South Africa, our broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) performance is assessed by an external ratings agency. In 2020 Sappi Limited was a constituent of the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index.
Collectively, these external assessments and certifications, as well as interaction with our stakeholders, give us confidence that our performance indicators are reliable, accurate and pertinent. The Social, Ethics, Transformation and Sustainability (SETS) Committee is satisfied that the sustainability information presented in this report has been provided with a reasonable degree of accuracy.
For information on the combined assurance framework relevant to the disclosure in this report, and for the independent auditors’report, see Group Annual Financial Statements on www.sappi.com/annual-reports. This year’s report does not include summarised financials. However, the full 2020 Sappi Annual Integrated Report with financials is available on
www.sappi.com/annual-reports in interactive and PDF format.
The Sappi Limited board acknowledges its responsibility for ensuring the integrity of the annual integrated report and, to the best of its knowledge and belief, the 2020 Sappi Annual Integrated Report addresses all issues material to the group’s ability to create value in the short, medium and long term, and fairly presents the integrated performance of the organisation and its impact. We believe that this report has been prepared in accordance with the International Framework. The report has been prepared in line with best practice and the board confirms that it has approved the 2020 Sappi Annual Integrated Report and authorised it for release on 17 December 2020.
|Sir Nigel Rudd
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)