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PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WITH COMMUNITIES

An estimated 25,000 timber growers living in Tribal Authorities make a substantial contribution South Africa’s timber industry. The majority of these growers are over 50 years old and many of them are women. The Tribal Authority areas were former “homeland areas” and as a result are remote and poorly serviced, with very few economic opportunities. …

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DUAL CERTIFICATION (FSC AND PEFC) IN SOUTH AFRICA Online Seminar – 27 Jan ’22

SAFAS will present a short seminar on DUAL CERTIFICATION (FSC AND PEFC) IN SOUTH AFRICA VENUE:  The seminar will be broadcast from Sappi in Pietermaritzburg and a link will be sent out closer the to the time DATE:    Thursday the 27th of January TIME:    13h30 A growing number of companies in the forestry supply chain are …

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Sappi Forests embarks on an ambitious initiative for small grower certification.

Forests play a critical role for the global environment, population and economy. They are a source of wood, an enormously valuable and versatile natural resource. It is therefore essential that forests are managed sustainably but doing this is complex and becoming increasingly difficult as human pressure on the planet increases. Consumers, businesses and governments are …

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Sappi achieves the first ever PEFC Forest Management certificate in South Africa

Sappi Limited, a global forest products leader, is proud to announce that its South African division has been awarded the first ever Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) forest management certificate in South Africa. This achievement indicates that Sappi Southern Africa’s forest management practices meet the requirements for sustainable forest management set out …

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