Blowing our own trumpet is easy. Without the control of a third party, we can say pretty much what we like.

Our management systems combine safety, health, environment and quality. This integrated approach enables us to control every dimension of our business. That’s why we are so proud to present these certifications in this document.

They are official and independent certification schemes. They ensure that our paper comes from sustainable forest and controlled sources; we safeguard biodiversity; we reduce our reliance on fossil fuels; we increase the use of renewable energy within our production processes; we strive to further reduce our emissions; and we promote the sustainable use of raw materials, energy and water.

Additionally, EMAS (European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) registration recognises us as an organisation that goes beyond minimal legal compliance, continuously improves its environmental performance and is fully transparent in its actions. We proudly display these logos and consider them the highest distinction of everybody’s work and commitment here at Sappi.

Sappi. Eco. Effective.


FSC® – The Forest Stewardship Council® is a non-profit entity that supports environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forest. FSC® independently tracks traces and identifies wood fibres from the forest through every step of the procurement, manufacturing and printing process, confirming that each supplier in the chain follows rigorous controls, management and reporting practices.


PEFC™ – The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation that, with forest managers, paper and timber companies and their external certifiers assure that the world’s forests are managed sustainably for the benefit of future generations.

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 - sets out the criteria for a quality management system. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, a process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 - is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organisations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.

ISO 50001

ISO 50001 - is a voluntary International Standard developed by ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) which supports organisations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently, through the development of an energy management system (EnMS). ISO 50001 provides benefits for organisations large and small, in both public and private sectors, in manufacturing and services, in all regions of the world.

OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems - Requirements (officially BS OHSAS 18001) is an internationally applied British standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It exists to help all kinds of organisations put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance. It is a widely recognised and popular occupational health and safety management system.


EMAS - the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, EMAS, is a voluntary environmental management tool and environmental stewardship programme for clean corporate citizens, companies and other organisations to evaluate, report and improve their environmental performance. EMAS promotes continuous evaluation and improvements in the environmental performance of participating organisations. The key features of EMAS are performance, credibility and transparency. By carrying out annual updates of environmental policy targets and actions to implement and evaluate them, registered organisations continually improve their environmental performance and provide evidence that they comply with all environmental legislation that is applicable to them.