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|
- 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.
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.
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