Sappi Southern Africa
Sustainability Report

REACHING OUT
TO COMMUNITIES

 

REACHING OUT
THROUGH AN INTEGRATED FORUM STRUCTURE

To engage more closely with communities close to our areas of operation, we have established an Integrated Community Forum at Saiccor Mill. This approach will be piloted at the mill and rolled out to our other mills.

INTEGRATED FORUM STRUCTURE

Operation management Amakhosi and Tribal Council
Human resources, communications and procurement Councillors and wards
Project representatives Local business groups
  Local environmental groups
Sappi Community
  Abashintshi
 

TOPICS FOR
DISCUSSION

  • Small-, medium- and micro enterprises.
  • Local recruitment.
  • Local verification process.
  • Local community skills training.
  • ABCD mapping and projects.
  • Local Corporate SociaI Investment projects.
  • Environmental update.
  • Community issues and proposed solutions.

REACHING OUT
ON MANDELA DAY

Our employee wellbeing committees at each mill support local communities based on requests from the communities and identified needs. These are coordinated through the Mandela Day (67 Minutes) initiative and give our employees a chance to live Madiba’s legacy.

REACHING OUT
TO FUTURE FORESTERS

In 2018, the Sappi Forests KZN unit welcomed forestry students who were given the opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge into practice. One of these was Noncedo Ngubane, who is currently working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry at Stellenbosch University.

“What we learn at university does not cover everything on forests operations; you get to see the operational side when you explore the plantation areas. It has been a great privilege being part of Sappi.”

Noncedo Ngubane, practical student

Noncedo Ngubane
Staff from the Sappi Technology Centre delivering food parcels to Mamelodi West Clinic.