​Our culture

​Our culture

An active, engaged workforce is more productive and capable of realizing its fullest potential at work and at home.

Sappi understands that by creating a dynamic and encouraging environment, we are not only supporting our employees’ health and well-being, but also building a better future for the company, and the local communities.

We take great pride in the footprint we have created in the communities in which we operate. Our employee sustainability ambassadors help strengthen these ties through participation in recurring local community events. Sappi’s history within North America dates back to the 1850s, and it’s no surprise our civic involvement has also been active from the very beginning. Strong collaboration between Sappi and local institutions, organizations and partners reflects Sappi’s commitment to support the community. In turn, the community is able to fulfill more needs in areas such as research and education, creating a positive cycle of mutual benefits.

At Sappi, we believe education is the foundation for success. As such, our commitment to education and training extends beyond our employees and customers to include programs and institutions in communities where our mills are located. Mark Gardner, our President and CEO, serves on the University of Maine System Board of Trustees, and other employees served as adjunct faculty at Kennebec Community College, creating enduring online course resources. We support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education through scholarship programs at the University of Maine, the University of Southern Maine and the Fond du Lac Tribal Community College in Minnesota, along with supporting the Codman Academy, a charter school in Boston.