Sappi North America

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Sappi North America doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 77

Sappi North America has a DitchCarbon Score of 77, indicating a relatively high level of sustainability in its operations. This score suggests that the company has made significant efforts to reduce its carbon intensity. A score closer to 100 reflects a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing emissions.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Very high

Sappi North America is a company in the paper products industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Sappi North America operates in a region within South Africa that has a very high carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts may be negatively impacted by the local energy grid’s reliance on carbon-intensive sources.

...this company is doing 36.27% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1936 and headquartered in Johannesburg, Sappi North America operates within the paper products industry. The company specializes in producing dissolving wood pulp, paper-pulp, and a variety of paper-based solutions, catering to a global market spanning over 100 countries. Sappi offers products ranging from coated fine papers to casting release papers and packaging materials, serving sectors such as fashion, pharmaceuticals, and publishing.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Sappi North America

Sappi North America could reduce its emissions by 15% by investing in cleaner and more efficient machinery and equipment to enhance operational efficiency.

Good news, Sappi North America has set SBTi climate commitments

Sappi North America has established targets to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from both direct operations and purchased energy. These targets align with the scientific consensus needed to limit global warming to well below 2°C, demonstrating the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

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