Key relationships – Industry bodies and business
We partner with industry and business bodies to provide input into issues and regulations that affect and are relevant to our businesses and industries. We also support and partner with industry initiatives aimed at promoting the use of our products.
One of our longest-standing relationships is with the United Nations Global Compact, to which we have been a signatory since 2008.
|Shared priorities||Our response|
Globally in 2019, we:
|Opportunities for value creation|
|Challenges for value creation|
High cost of membership and resource allocation involved in certain memberships.
Participating in dialogue about forests
In 2019, Sappi joined the steering committee of The Forests Dialogue (TFD). This organisation is focused on promoting constructive stakeholder dialogues to spur collaborative action on the highest priority issues facing the world’s forests. In 2019, TFD was particularly active in a land-use dialogue initiative. This is a multi-country engagement platform coordinated by TFD, together with a variety of local and global partners, that seeks to enable responsible business, improve governance and create inclusive development in landscapes at risk of deforestation. These dialogues were convened in Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.
Our membership of industry associations
Business Leadership South Africa | Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership | Paris Pledge for Action | Programme for the Endorsement of Forest CertificationTM (PEFCTM) | Sustainable Apparel Coalition | Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) | The CEO Initiative | United Nations Global Compact | The Ethics Institute
Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) | Eurograph | European Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries | Print Power | Save Food | The Alliance of Energy-Intensive Industries | The Two Team Project (focusing on breakthrough technology concepts in the industry that could enable a more competitive future) | TwoSides
American Forests and Paper Association (AF&PA) | Paper and Paper Packaging Board | Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance | Forest Products Working Group | Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSCTM) | Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) | Sustainable Forestry Initiative® SFI® | The Recycling Partnership | TwoSides
Business Unity South Africa | Energy Intensive Users’ Group | Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Skills Education and Training Authority (SETA) | Forestry South Africa | Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSCTM) | Packaging SA | Paper Manufacturers’ Association of South Africa (PAMSA) | Recycle Paper ZA | Printing Industries Federation SA (PIFSA) | Manufacturing Circle | South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) and local chambers of commerce and industry | TwoSides | National Business Initiative (NBI)
Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) | Founding member of the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) | Biological Control of Eucalypt Pests (BiCEP) (www.bicep.net.au) | Eucalyptus Genome Network (EUCAGEN) | CAMCORE