5 December, 2020
Sappi scores Platinum in EcoVadis Sustainability Rating
accredited sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis has scored Sappi
Southern Africa Platinum Medal status in its assessment
of how well the company has integrated sustainability principles into
its business and management system.
is the world's largest and most trusted provider of business
sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 65,000
rated companies. The methodology they use to perform these assessments
are based on international sustainability standards, including the
Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC),
and the ISO 26000, with their Sustainability Scorecard
illustrating performance across 21 indicators in four themes, being
Environment, Labour & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable
Southern Africa scored 79 out of 100 in its assessment, affording it
Platinum Medal status and placing it in the top one percent
of companies assessed by EcoVadis worldwide.
on the result, Vice President: Sustainability and Business Development
of Sappi Southern Africa Tyrone Hawkes said: "We are
pleased that the efforts we have been pursuing on the sustainability
front have been recognised.
the principles of the UNGC and the United Nations Sustainable
Development Goals as we focus on reshaping the world around us to create
a more sustainable one, not only
returns to our shareholders, but also maximising the value of every
resource along our value chain to ensure those returns are sustainable."