Sappi Southern Africa
Sustainability Report

PROMOTING SHARED VALUE IN
OUR SUPPLY CHAIN





Playing an active role in the transformation of South Africa is part of our Social Compact. Accordingly, we are intensifying our focus on enterprise and supplier development to cover other areas apart from forestry and have appointed a specialist to drive this forward. This makes business sense, as it will help us to ensure security of supply.

SHARED VALUE IMPACT

of our Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) approach in forestry to date (excluding Sappi Khulisa)


  • Number of ESD suppliers: 15
  • Categories: Silviculture (weeding), cleaning, bush clearing and harvesting/shorthaul
  • Annual revenue: ZAR94 MILLION
  • Number of people employed: 946

WE ARE INVOLVED IN 60 LAND REFORM PROJECTS, HELPING BENEFICIARIES TO MANAGE ±19,000 HECTARES OF LAND.
OUR SHARED VALUE APPROACH TO ENTERPRISE AND SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT
WE WANT TO
  • Leverage spend to expand markets for transformed suppliers and communities.
  • Address security of supply risk for materials necessary for our production processes.
  • Empower communities in which we operate.



IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
  • Development partners
  • Government
  • Communities
  • Other corporates
THROUGH THESE MECHANISMS:
  1. Shift direct and indirect spend to empowered local suppliers.
  2. Transform existing supply chains (direct and indirect).
  3. Invest in development and introducing new suppliers into our supply chain.
  4. Support the sustainability of small growers and businesses.
  5. Create an enabling environment for new businesses and the establishment of local jobs.
  6. Develop skills in the community.
  7. Provide services for communities.
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Suppliers to corporates
Small enterprises
Micro- enterprises
Communities


TO ENABLE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
ENTERPRISE AND SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT