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Profiling our people

A diverse workplace generates different skill sets and backgrounds, as well as unique ways of doing things and divergent ways of thinking innovatively. These in turn enhance our ability to service diverse, rapidly evolving global markets. We celebrate our differences in human capital and strive to create a workplace free from discrimination and harassment; acknowledging and accepting differences among our people in age, class, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, race, sexual orientation and spiritual practice. We view diversity as a key driver that enhances our competitiveness and sustainability. In 2020, we will be establishing a 2025 target.


Workforce profile by gender and nature of employment

All employees            
Region Fixed-term
contract
>12 months
Fixed-term
contract
<12 months or
temp or hourly
Full-time
permanent
Part-time
permanent
Total  
SEU 314 91 5,285 5,690  
SNA 2,149 8 2,157  
SSA 157 430 4,753 5,340  
Sappi group 471 521 12,187 8 13,187  
Male          
Region Fixed-term
contract
>12 months
Fixed-term
contract
<12 months or
tempor hourly
Full-time
permanent
Total  
SEU 279 70 4,514 4,863  
SNA 1,805 1,805  
SSA 111 226 3,538 3,875  
Sappi group 390 296 9,857 10,543  
Female            
Region Fixed-term
contract
>12 months
Fixed-term
contract
<12 months
Full-time
permanent
Part-time
permanent
Total  
SEU 35 21 771 827  
SNA 343 8 351  
SSA 46 204 1,215 1,465  
Sappi group 81 225 2,329 8 2,643  

Workforce by minority group (numbers)

All employees          
Region Non-minority
group
Minority
group
Undisclosed Total  
SEU 60 5,630 5,690  
SNA 2,114 43 2,157  
SSA 966 4,374 5,340  
Sappi group 3,140 4,417 5,630 13,187  
Male          
Region Non-minority
group
Minority
group
Undisclosed Total  
SEU 16 4,847 4,863  
SNA 1,772 33 1,805  
SSA 722 3,153 3,875  
Sappi group 2,510 3,186 4,847 10,543  
Female          
Region Non-minority
group
Minority
group
Undisclosed Total  
SEU 44 783 827  
SNA 341 10 351  
SSA 244 1,221 1,465  
Sappi group 629 1,231 783 2,643  

Gender and split at executive level

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