Our global 2020 sustainability goals

In line with our 2020Vision and One Sappi strategic approach, in 2015 we established ambitious global sustainability targets. Regional targets are aligned to these goals.

The base year is 2014, with five-year targets from 2016 to 2020. Our performance in 2018, together with commentary, is set out below.

Prosperity

Global target   2014 base 2018
performance
2018 compared
to 2014 baseline
2020 goal
ROCE   10.8% 14.6% 35.19% improvement 12% ROCE minimum

The 35.19% improvement in ROCE compared with the 2014 base year reflects the ongoing successful implementation of our One Sappi strategy and 2020Vision.

People

Global target   2014 base 2018
performance
2018 compared
to 2014 baseline
2020 goal
LTIFR (combined own and contractor employees)   0.53 0.43 18.8% improvement Target zero LTIFR with minimum 10% improvement year-on-year
Sustainable engagement – increase level of survey participation   Not measured
(2015: 74%)
Not measured
(2017: 85%)
15% improvement Maintain or improve

Safety: Globally, despite the overall improvement in own LTIFR, safety performance was highly disappointing, with one fatality in Europe and one in Southern Africa.

Sustainable engagement: The high rate of participation (85%) in our latest engagement survey gives us confidence we will achieve our 2020 goal.


Planet

Global target   2014 base 2018
performance
2018 compared
to 2014 baseline
2020 goal
Energy intensity   22.66 GJ/adt 22.38 GJ/adt 1.24% improvement 5% improvement over the period
Certified fibre   79% 75.2% 4.81% decline Maintain or improve percentage

Energy intensity: Our ongoing efficiency improvement projects continue to reduce energy intensity.

Certified fibre: The amount of certified fibre procured (2017: 73.5%) year-on-year increased across all regions.