• group overviewq & a with the CEO

    Steve Binnie

    As we make good progress towards our strategic target of a net debt to EBITDA of two times, it was felt that the strategic goals and targets should be extended beyond that critical milestone. Our strategic 2020Vision was developed during the course of the year, and whilst the core focus remains on improving profitability, cash generation and growth, we can now turn our attention to more specific growth targets and aspirations over the next five years.

  • Group overviewletter to

    from the Chairman and CEO

  • Chief financial officer's report– Section 1financial highlights

    Glen Pearce

    Our net debt level has reduced approximately US$1 billion from the peak in 2009. We are pleased with this progress but believe that more can and should be achieved. With respect to our recent refinancing efforts, our timing has been good.


our businesses

Sappi is a global company focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, paper pulp and paper-based solutions to its direct and indirect customer base across more than 160 countries.

Our dissolving wood pulp products are used worldwide by converters to create viscose fibre for fashionable clothing and textiles, acetate tow, pharmaceutical products as well as a wide range of consumer and household products. Our market-leading range of paper products includes: coated fine papers used by printers, publishers and corporate end-users in the production of books, brochures, magazines, catalogues, direct mail and many other print applications; casting release papers used by suppliers to the fashion, textiles, automobile and household industries; and newsprint, uncoated graphic and business papers and premium quality packaging papers and tissue products in the Southern Africa region.

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Our sustainable business model

Our 3Ps: We have aligned our long-established approach to sustainable development – Prosperity, People and Planet – with the IIRC’s six capitals model.

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Committed to collaborating and partnering with stakeholders – we aim to be a trusted and sustainable organisation with an exciting future in woodfibre.

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our strategy

Through intentional evolution we will continue to grow Sappi into a profitable and cash-generative diversified woodfibre group – focused on dissolving wood pulp, paper and products in adjacent fields.

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