Sappi Cloquet Mill Completes Higg FEM Self-assessment for Dissolving Pulp
The Higg FEM is part of the Higg Index suite of tools that was developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition to allow the apparel industry to measure their sustainability performance.
Aug. 12, 2020 (Press Release) - Sappi supports the sustainability drive by the textile value chain through its Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) membership and via the use of the Higg FEM tool. Cloquet Mill, which is based in Northern Minnesota, USA has just recently completed the Higg FEM self-assessment, for Verve, Sappi's dissolving pulp brand.
The self-assessment results have exceeded internal expectations and positions the operation as a leader in sustainable practices evidenced by a low environmental footprint. Unfortunately, current Covid-19 restrictions have prevented an on-site verification process from taking place, however members of the SAC are invited to connect via the Higg portal to view the results and engage with us further in this regard.
The Higg FEM is part of the Higg Index suite of tools that was developed by the SAC to allow the apparel industry to measure their sustainability performance. Sappi joined the SAC in February 2019 and remains a committed member of the organization, being a participant in many of the SAC events and engaging in ongoing discussions on how to enhance the tools on offer.
A global leader in dissolving wood pulp and paper-based solutions, Sappi Limited (listed and in the Top 40 on the JSE - SAP), is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa; has over 12,000 employees; manufacturing facilities on three continents, in nine countries (ten operations in Europe, four operations in America and five operations in South Africa) and customers in over 150 countries worldwide. For further information, visit: www.sappi.com.
SOURCE: Sappi Limited