Our performance against our 2020 global sustainability goals

In line with our 2020Vision and One Sappi strategic approach, in 2015 we established ambitious global sustainability targets. Regional targets are aligned to these goals.

The base year is 2014, with five-year targets from 2016 – 2020. Capital spend budget over five years will be used to determine targets in various elements.

Our performance in 2018, together with commentary, is set out below.

Our targets reflect issues that are important to our sustainability as a business and are a key element in our work to continually improve our performance in terms of the 3Ps. Progress―or lack thereof―against our targets is monitored and reported on regularly to management, the Regional Sustainability Councils (RSCs), the Global Sustainable Development Council (GSDC) and ultimately, to the Social, Ethics, Transformation and Sustainability (SETS) Committee, a fully constituted board committee.

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Prosperity

The 35.19% improvement compared with the 2014 base year reflects the ongoing successful implementation of our One Sappi strategy and 2020Vision.

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People

Safety

Globally, despite the overall improvement in LTIFR, safety performance was highly disappointing, with one fatality in SEU and one in SSA.

Sustainable engagement

The high rate of participation (85%) in our Employee Engagemen Survey gives us confidence that we will achieve our 2020 goal.

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Planet

Energy intensity

Our ongoing efficiency improvement projects continue to reduce energy intensity.

Certified fibre:

The amount of certified fibre procured (2017: 73.5%) year-on-year increased across all regions.

Our performance against our 2020 regional targets

PROSPERITY  

The regional performance contributes to the global Prosperity target.

PEOPLE Target Performance in 2018 compared to 2014 base year
SEU Engaged employees in terms of participation and commitment. Participation in Employees Engagement Survey: 87%
Level of engagement: 78%
  Target of 0.52 for Employee (Own) LTIFR from a baseline of 0.99 in 2014. 22% reduction
SNA Offer training at average of 60 hours per employee per year with baseline of 74 hours per employee in 2014. 54.3% increase
  Achieve zero workplace injuries from a baseline of 0.56 Employee (Own) LTIFR in 2014. 38% reduction
SSA Achieve Level 3 compliance in BBBEE (in respect of the new forestry codes) from a baseline of Level 4 in 2014. Level 3
  Improvement of 2% every other year of engaged employees in terms of participation, commitment and issues closed out. Sustainable engagement: 76%
Participation rate: 89%
  Combined Employee (Own) and Contractor Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) to be better than best ever achieved on a continuous 12-month basis and Lost Time Injury Severity rate to be below 25 from a baseline of 0.38 in 2014. 16% reduction
Self assessment of 2018 performance

Satisfactory performance

Progress to be made/Ongoing

Unsatisfactory performance

PLANET Target Performance in 2018 compared to 2014 base year
SEU 5% reduction of specific fossil CO2 emissions including purchased power emissions (calculated at 400g CO2/KWh) from 2014 as base year. 10.95% increase
  Reduce energy intensity (GJ/adt) by 5% from 2014 as base year. 2.2% reduction
  Ensure a minimum of 70% certified fibre delivered to our mills (FSC®- or PEFC™-certified or equivalent). 78% certified fibre
SNA Procure 60% certified fibre to meet customer demands for certified products. 58% certified fibre
  Reduce energy intensity (GJ/adt) with 5% from 2014 as base year. 0.9% reduction
  Reduce paper mill raw material waste by 5% (lb/adt) from a baseline of 42 lb/adt in 2017. 15% increase
  Reduce pulp mill raw material waste by 10% (lb/adt) from a baseline of 20.7 lb/adt in 2014. 18.4% reduction
SSA Achieve 5% reduction in energy intensity (GJ/adt) from 2014 as base year. 4.62% reduction
  Achieve a 10% reduction in total specific process water usage (m3/adt) from 2014 as base year. 20.22% reduction
  Achieve a 10% reduction in specific fossil energy intensity (GJ/adt) from 2014 as base year. 9.52% reduction
  Achieve a 10% reduction in specific solid waste landfilled (t/adt) from 2014 as base year. 1.73% increase
  100% certification of own timber.
70% certification of Chain of Custody for our manufacturing plants.
82% certified fibre
Self assessment of 2018 performance

Satisfactory performance

Progress to be made/Ongoing

Unsatisfactory performance