Sappi Southern Africa
Sustainability Report

OUR PEOPLE UNDERPIN OUR
BUSINESS SUCCESS

We continue to invest in training our people so that we are able to create and seize the opportunities encapsulated in our 2020Vision.

86 participants
in the Sappi Manager in Training programme (MiT), now is in its second year. 24 participants from the 2017 intake are due to submit their portfolios of evidence in order to receive the qualification.

47 trainees
participating in the year-long Process Trainees and Production Interns programme.

42 graduates
in training programmes (management, manufacturing and sales).

117 apprentices.

120 mill and forestry technical trainees.

46 university bursars.

309 employees
are receiving study assistance.

ZAR4.6 million
spent on educational assistance (2017: ZAR2.3 million).

SUCCESSFUL ONLINE TRAINING

1,774 employees

participated in online video-based training through the Udemy platform.

During 2018, the first engineering training was sourced from the world leader in plant reliability training, Mobius Institute. Employees have so far completed 166 modules and a further 85 are in progress.

39 average training hours per employee.
Average training spend per employee: ZAR9,195.
36% employees with Individual Development Plans.