CREATING SHARED VALUE IS FUNDAMENTAL TO OUR BUSINESS
Society needs healthy, competitive companies to create jobs, buy local goods and pay taxes.
Companies need vibrant communities to ensure their licence to operate and thrive.
Linking companies' success with societal improvement and environmental responsibility opens up new ways to gain efficiency, create differentiation and expand markets.
At Sappi, we believe that sharing value with our stakeholders and being environmentally responsible make sound business sense.
TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY
We are promoting a more sustainable society through our membership of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), a voluntary organisation of the approximately 70 largest listed companies on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange which is actively working to end corruption, underpin the democratic state and institutions and drive economic growth. Sappi is a signatory to BLSA's pledge which reinforces our own Code of Ethics by committing us to:
- Actively combating corrupt practices wherever we encounter them
- Not acting anti-competitively
- Having zero tolerance for corruption in our midst, and
- Protecting whistle-blowers and providing information.