Sappi Southern Africa
Sustainability Report

PROMOTING ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

In line with our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact, in particular to Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility, we promote environmental awareness in a number of different ways.

OPENING UP ACCESS TO OUR PLANTATIONS

We have established safe and enjoyable trail networks across our plantations which serve mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers and other non-motorised trail users. By promoting public enjoyment of our land, we also help boost local economics.

ZAR77 million
direct benefits
ZAR151 million
indirect benefits

Those are the annual benefits to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands from mountain biking (recreation and races).

MINISASS

MiniSASS is a simple tool which determines river health. With a view to promoting awareness of the importance of this topic, learners are taken to their local rivers to collect and analyse MiniSASS samples. During these visits, forestry management teams from the plantations join learners to show that they care about environmental protection. This is also an opportunity for Sappi people to build good relations with neighbouring stakeholders.

DISTRIBUTING 30,000 SPECIMENS

Of the endangered Pepper Bark Tree (Warburgia Salutaris) to communities in Mpumalanga and Swaziland.



PARTICIPATING IN THE NATIONAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMME

Through which we have six declared nature reserves on our land. Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has established monitoring plots for certain species on some reserves.

Demagtenberg - Morton Estate primary school learners conducting sampling.
Our lands are host to a wide variety of flora and fauna.