Sappi increases pulp integration to secure supply and decrease costsSappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, speciality and packaging papers, graphic paper and biomaterials, has signed an agreement to acquire the 270,000 tpa Matane high yield hardwood pulp mill from Rayonier Advanced Materials for US$175m. 5 Aug 2019 Read more >>

Sappi results for third financial quarter ended June 2019Financial summary for the quarter 2 Aug 2019 Read more >>

Sappi becomes an International Stakeholder member of PEFCSappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout our supply and value chains. 5 Jul 2019 Read more >>

Sappi Southern Africa appoints Thabani Shale as Communication Manager: Government and Stakeholder RelationsSappi is proud to announce the appointment of Thabani Shale as Communication Manager: Government and Stakeholder Relations for Sappi Southern Africa effective 1 July 2019. 5 Jul 2019 Read more >>

Sappi results for second financial quarter ended March 2019
Financial summary for the quarter
  • EBITDA excluding special items US$187 million (Q2 2018 US$211 million)
  • Profit for the period US$72 million (Q2 2018 US$102 million)
  • EPS excluding special items 13 US cents (Q2 2018 17 US cents)
  • Net debt US$1,680 million (Q2 2018 US$1,632 million)
 13 May 2019

Sappi works with supply chain partners to support our sustainability journeySappi's sustainability strategy builds on our 2020Vision, people and core assets and aims to create real value by contributing to business growth within the context of the constantly changing external environment in which we operate. 10 May 2019 Read more >>

Sappi and Borregaard celebrate 20 years of biorefinery investmentLignoTech South Africa (LignoTech) is an equal partnership joint venture between Sappi Southern Africa Limited ("Sappi") and Borregaard AS of Norway ("Borregaard"). The lignin extraction plant in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal, was first commissioned in December 1998 and officially opened in 1999. The plant at LignoTech was designed to generate revenue from a previously unused component of the effluent stream from Sappi's Saiccor mill. These are used as binding and dispersing agents in a wide range of agricultural and industrial applications. 9 Apr 2019 Read more >>

Sappi joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition - strengthening its commitment to improving supply chain sustainabilitySappi Limited is pleased to announce that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group's sustainability measurement suite of tools, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain. 1 Mar 2019 Read more >>

Sappi Typek launches new brand campaign - live a life of noteTypek, the A4 paper that is used by many businesses, launched a new consumer campaign. One that will make you sit up and take note. The 'Live a Life of Note' campaign, a fresh media campaign aimed at everyone who has come to trust the paper in the red box, launched on 29 October and is set to create excitement, with 'firsts' for the brand and an exciting competition for people to showcase the small inspirational things that make theirs, a life less ordinary. 12 Nov 2018 Read more >>

Sappi launches Verve - sustainable dissolving wood pulp for a thriving worldBuilding on its reputation for quality, service and responsibility, Sappi has moved to strengthen its leadership in the dissolving wood pulp (DWP) market with the launch of the Sappi Verve brand. 9 Oct 2018 Read more >>

Sappi included in the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Top 30 index and FTSE4Good Index SeriesSappi Limited, the leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, specialities and packaging papers, printing and writing papers as well as biomaterials and biochemicals, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Top 30 index. 2 Aug 2018 Read more >>

Sappi commits to significant investment programme in KwaZulu-Natal economySappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, specialities and packaging papers, printing and writing papers and biomaterials headquartered in South Africa, has provided further details regarding capital investments at its Saiccor Mill in Umkomaas, south of Durban. The investments include a R2.7bn capacity expansion project and a planned R5bn over five years in various continuous improvement initiatives and upgrade projects. 24 Jul 2018 Read more >>

Sappi partners with Prince of Wales TrustSappi to fund research on artificial intelligence and bringing carbon emissions to net zero in the paper and pulp industry as one of the founding partners of The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme 20 Jul 2018 Read more >>

Sappi approves construction of demonstration plant for Xylitol and FurfuralSappi has announced further progress in the development of its biorefinery capacity with the confirmation that it will construct a demonstration plant to further scale up its novel Xylex® technology for the production of Xylitol and Furfural. The plant will be located adjacent to the existing sugars and lignin extraction plant at Ngodwana Mill. It should be operational early in 2019. Pending successful results and further approvals it is anticipated that Sappi may construct commercial Xylitol and Furfural plants adjacent to our mills in the USA and South Africa. 20 Jul 2018 Read more >>

Sappi successfully acquires Cham Paper Group Holding AGSappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, specialities and packaging papers, printing and writing papers and biomaterials, has announced that all conditions precedent relating to the acquisition of the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group Holding AG (CPG) have been fulfilled and closing has been completed. 5 Mar 2018 Read more >>

Local youth to benefit as Sappi launches skills centre in UmkomaasSappi invests in a skills centre that focuses on empowering the Umkomaas community with skills that will enable them to seek meaningful employment or create small enterprises that contribute to the economic growth in our country. The centre was officially opened on Thursday, 1 February, at an event attended by dignitaries from government, local Amakhosi and the community. 14 Feb 2018 Read more >>

Sappi invests in community growth through Abashintshi youth projectWith the initial goal of improving stakeholder relations in the communities surrounding their operations in KZN, Sappi Southern Africa sought community-minded individuals and recruited them for the Abashintshi Social Mobilisation Project, but the results of the programme have exceeded expectations and continue to make an even greater impact than ever expected. 19 Jun 2017 Read more >>

Sappi continues to deliver strong results with major investmentsSappi continues to deliver solid results driven by strong global dissolving pulp and speciality packaging performance 30 May 2017 Read more >>

Sappi Biotech partners with CellMark to increase global sales reach of Sappi's Hansa lignin productsSappi Limited is pleased to announce that its Biotech division has entered into an agreement with CellMark appointing CellMark as the non-exclusive sales agent for Sappi Biotech's Hansa lignin products, produced in liquid and powder formats in South Africa at Sappi Tugela Mill. 28 Mar 2017 Read more >>

Mandela Day: Sappi spreads goodwill across South AfricaFrom Hillbrow to the Lowveld, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape... Sappi employees reached out far and wide to make International Nelson Mandela Day a memorable occasion in the lives of hundreds of needy adults and children. Even the environment benefited. 28 Jul 2016 Read more >>

Sappi Typek's new manufacturing home leads to improved productA R100m strategic investment has ensured a smooth relocation and improved production process of Sappi's well-known office paper brand, Typek. 5 Jul 2016 Read more >>

Youth Month - Community change coming from withinA group of young people from deeply rural communities in southern KwaZulu-Natal are taking the bull by the horns - or rather the bees by the knees - and helping to change their communities from within. With assistance from forestry and paper & pulp company, Sappi Southern Africa, they are empowering themselves and others around them, and in the process giving people the dignity of self-sufficiency. 1 Jul 2016 Read more >>

Sappi concludes sale of Cape Kraft Mill, invests to increase energy self-sufficiency at Tugela and Saiccor MillsFurther to the announcements of March and July 2015 regarding the sale of Sappi's Cape Kraft Mill in Milnerton, Cape Town, Sappi wishes to confirm that all conditions have been met and that the mill has been transferred, on 23 November 2015, to the new owners, the Golden Era Group. The sale is not categorisable in terms of section 9.5 of the JSE Listings Requirements. 24 Nov 2015 Read more >>

Sappi Lomati Sawmill wins coveted awardLomati Sawmill has been awarded the coveted 2015 Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism (KLCBT) Large Business Enterprise Award. 16 Nov 2015 Read more >>

Sappi results for the year and fourth quarter ended September 2015Strong performance with full year earnings per share excluding special items up 55%. 13 Nov 2015 Read more >>

Sappi concludes sale of Enstra Mill, invests in Stanger MillWith reference to the announcement made on 2 July 2015 regarding the sale of Sappi's Enstra Mill near Johannesburg, Sappi wishes to confirm that all conditions have been met and that the mill has been transferred, on 2 November 2015, to the new owners, Corruseal. The sale is not categorisable in terms of section 9.5 of the JSE Listings Requirements. 3 Nov 2015 Read more >>

Sappi sells Cape Kraft recycled packaging mill to Golden Era GroupFollowing on Sappi's recent announcement of the sale of its Enstra Mill and recycled packaging business, Sappi wishes to announce the sale of its Cape Kraft recycled packaging paper Mill to the Golden Era Group. In March 2015 Sappi initiated a closed tender process after receiving many expressions of interest to buy the mill. It is expected that the transaction will close in September 2015. The disposal is not categorisable in terms of section 9.5 of the JSE Listings Requirements. Sappi will receive just short of R600m from the two transactions. 21 Aug 2015 Read more >>

Sappi announces sale of Enstra Mill recycled packaging paper business to Corruseal GroupSappi wishes to confirm that it has reached an agreement to sell its Enstra Mill recycled containerboard and kraft papers business situated in Springs near Johannesburg to Corruseal Group. Sappi opened negotiations with Corruseal when it was jointly decided that there was a good fit between Corruseal and Enstra Mill. The mill will continue to manufacture recycled and lightweight packaging paper. The existing Security Paper, Office, Speciality and Folio businesses also conducted at the mill will remain with Sappi. A transfer plan is being arranged with current staff and customers. The disposal is not categorisable in terms of section 9.5 of the JSE Listings Requirements. The transaction value has not been disclosed. 20 Aug 2015 Read more >>

Sappi and Boregaard expands capacity at lignin joint ventureBorregaard and Sappi will increase the lignin production capacity by 20,000 tonnes at LignoTech South Africa. The added volume will be marketed to the joint venture company's existing applications and geographical markets. The investment by LignoTech is estimated at R105m (approx. US$ 8.5 million), and the project is expected to be completed in 2017. 19 Aug 2015 Read more >>

Sappi results third quarter ended June 2015Sappi results for third quarter ended June 2015 highlights impact of exchange rates in seasonally weak quarter. 18 Aug 2015 Read more >>

Sappi NGX energy projectSappi welcomes the selection as preferred bidder of the Ngodwana Energy Biomass Project for the South African Government Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme 20 Apr 2015 Read more >>

Typek makes its mark at schoolsWhether you use it to print documents, write notes, draw pictures or fold paper aeroplanes... South Africans are avid users of Sappi's Typek office paper. This year, the Typek team is eager to grow the brand's support base even further by focusing on schools across the country. 13 Mar 2015 Read more >>

Barefoot school kids to benefit from shoe projectSappi's 'War on Waste' recycling bins are not only good for recyclable paper and cardboard. These days they also make useful containers to collect a luxury item that are either sorely desired or taken for granted - depending on where you're placed on the scale of economic affluence. 15 Dec 2014 Read more >>

Recycling needs to become a part of SA cultureSappi's well-known waste paper bins have a brand new 'purpose'. They are used as collection points all over Newcastle, in KwaZulu-Natal, where people can donate their unwanted shoes to the local Rotary Club's 'Sole Struck Shoe Project'. 15 Dec 2014 Read more >>

Typek Triple Green replaces Typek 50% RecycledTypek Triple Green is Sappi's latest addition to its popular Typek range of office papers. The new product replaces Typek 50% Recycled, but is still targeted at the more environmentally conscious consumer. 10 Nov 2014 Read more >>

Innovative designs impress at Student Gold Pack AwardsPackaging is an important strategic market segment for leading pulp and paper manufacturer Sappi. To support growth and innovation in this segment, Sappi signed up as primary sponsor of the graphic design category in the Student Gold Pack Awards. 4 Nov 2014 Read more >>

Typek features at the Peter Pan PantomimeThe Joburg Theatre's annual pantomime is a much anticipated fixture on their Christmas calendar. For Sappi, it provides a great opportunity to promote its popular Typek range of office paper, and highlight the brand's loyal association with schools and learner development. 3 Nov 2014 Read more >>

Sappi participates in Africa Cycle FairThe Sappi mountain-biking (MTB) exhibition stand at the 2014 Standard Bank Africa Cycle Fair proved very popular among the 6,000 visitors attending the event. In my opinion, the Sappi stand was the best at the fair," commented TREAD magazine editor, Sean Badenhorst. "It was very impactful and very interactive." The fair was a great opportunity to showcase the Sappi brand as 'inspired by life'. It brought home the message that the company's sustainably managed plantations are not only a useful fibre source for pulp and papermaking, but also add value on a recreational level. 31 Oct 2014 Read more >>

Sappi's new Ultraflute offers versatile, cost effectiveIn the competitive paper packaging market, product demand is driven by key factors. Is it versatile, cost-effective, strong and environmentally sustainable? Ultraflute, Sappi's new lightweight semi-chemical fluting made with 75% virgin fibre, is all of the above. This makes it an excellent choice for high-end, heavy duty packaging applications that need to endure rigorous conditions within the supply chain. 26 Oct 2014 Read more >>