Sappi confirms its support for EcoPrint 2012

Ecoprint Sappi

Sappi Fine Paper Europe has confirmed its position as Education Partner for EcoPrint 2012, due to be held in Berlin between 26th and 27th September 2012.  Ecoprint has been organised in response to industry demand for an event dedicated to sustainability throughout the print supply and value chain.  Sappi’s decision to become Education Partner reflects its commitment to sustainable production and regeneration.

Eric Van den Bruel, Sappi's marketing & product development director, says, “We are very excited about the EcoPrint initiative. Sustainability is core to the print industry in general, but we need to work together to make sure that our industry is positioned as such. By bringing together all the elements of the print supply chain, EcoPrint will facilitate exchange and collaboration which is key to a strong sustainable future for our industry. Within Sappi, we are building on our successful Positivity Campaign launched last year to develop a more extensive sustainability focused website to capture all the efforts that we are making in that area. We look forward to launching it in the Autumn.”

Sappi’s approach to sustainability is based on a holistic view of Planet, People and Prosperity (3P’s). These values and commitments underpin everything they do, from business decisions and processes to their dealings with stakeholders and customers. Sappi Fine Paper Europe (SFPE) has been publicly reporting progress on sustainability initiatives since 2008 as part of a global sustainability report issued annually by Sappi Limited after the financial year-end. In 2012, Sappi Fine Paper Europe launched its own regional report for the first time, allowing for a deeper regional focus that reflects local markets and aspects.

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