Sappi is a leading global provider of powerful everyday materials made from woodfibre-based renewable resources. Together with our partners, we are moving quickly toward a more circular economy.
Sappi works to build a thriving world by acting boldly to support the planet, people and prosperity.
Our products are manufactured from woodfibre sourced from sustainably managed forests and plantations, in production facilities powered, in many cases, with bioenergy from steam and existing waste streams, and many of our operations are energy self-sufficient.
Our products include raw material offerings (such as dissolving pulp (DP), wood pulp and biomaterials) and end-use products (packaging and specialities papers, graphic papers, casting and release papers and forestry products).
Paper production per year 5.7 million tons
Paper pulp production per year 2.4 million tons
Dissolving pulp production per year 1.4 million tons
394,000 ha Owned and leased sustainably managed forests in South Africa
Globally we have 12,800 employees1
While we’re proud of all we’ve achieved and learnt over the past 80 years, we know that a proud history doesn’t necessarily mean a bright future. To thrive as a business, we need to embrace the future and respond to the megatrends that continue to shape our world with a view to be more resilient and adaptive. That’s why we’re proud to launch our new strategy – Thrive25 – designed to deliver value for our stakeholders in a constantly evolving world.Our Thrive25 strategy (2025) Our strategy (2020)
Committing to core business segments while investing in innovation, growth opportunities, and ongoing customer relationships
Reducing and managing our debt, growing EBITDA, maximising product value, optimising processes globally, and strategically disposing of our non-core assets
Strengthening our safety-first culture and reducing resource use while enhancing efficiency and making smart data investments
Improving our understanding of – and proactively partnering with – clients and communities, driving sustainability solutions, and meeting the changing needs of every employee at Sappi