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Understanding our business model

In an increasingly interdependent society, the way we operate must reflect the connected nature of Prosperity, People and Planet.

There is a growing recognition of the necessity for a more circular global economy, as we move away from a 'take, make, dispose' model of production to a more regenerative economic system aimed at minimising waste and making the most of scarce resources.

At its heart, our business model is circular and interconnected. And we continue to and ways to maximise the circular nature of our activities.

Value for Sappi is not only about delivering returns to our shareholders, it is about maximising the value of every resource along our value chain to ensure those returns are sustainable.

We are also committed to positively impacting the communities we rely on and support the principles of the UNGC and the UN SDGs, which are focused on reshaping the world around us to create a more sustainable one.


While we have laid out our value creation process in two dimensions,we understand that the overarching reality is circular.

Buisness model

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Buiness model