We don’t own forests in the US and Europe, but in South Africa we predominantly do.— Steve Binnie, Sappi
We have an attractive small-grower initiative… We buy the timber they produce… We’re spending R350 million per year… it’s creating jobs for small enterprises, particularly in rural areas.— Steve Binnie, Sappi
One of our values at Sappi is “speed”.— Steve Binnie, Sappi
Sappi Limited (originally incorporated as South African Pulp and Paper Industries Limited in 1936) is a South African pulp and paper company.
It operates around the world and employs about 12 800 people.
Sappi is the world’s largest producer of dissolving wood pulp.
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Sappi faced tremendous pressure…— Steve Binnie, Sappi
We’re repositioning away from the traditional graphic paper.— Steve Binnie, Sappi
We’ve been converting mills away from the traditional business…— Steve Binnie, Sappi
We’re given emission permits, and we have to comply with those.— Steve Binnie, Sappi
Paper is more green than plastic.— Steve Binnie, Sappi
About 25% of our sales – but over half of our profits - comes from South Africa… because of our ability to grow trees in a cost effective manner.— Steve Binnie, Sappi
We manage our plantations responsibly.— Steve Binnie, Sappi
Viscose is a high-end product… it competes with cotton, it’s more environmentally friendly… it’s very soft on the skin…— Steve Binnie, Sappi
Nano-cellulose is in its infancy…— Steve Binnie, Sappi
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