Sappi in Cloquet proud of environmental practices and sustainability efforts
A recent verification audit at Sappi in Cloquet lead to a high score for their Verve line. This has to do with their commitment to sound environmental practices.
Verve is the fiber that can be made into clothing, and is more sustainable than fabrics like polyester, which is petroleum based.
Managing Director Tom Radovich shared more. “We looked this a couple of years ago. And we scored an 84%. Then we made some improvements, and got a 91.5%. I think it really sets the bar. And we are really proud of the fact that we offer a premier product to the apparel companies that we have that are in Europe and Asia.”
In terms of sustainability, they align their goals that are set by the United Nations. “We look at sustainability in three main areas. How well are we doing when it comes to people, our planet, and then prosperity,” Radovich added. “We work on reducing waste, improving our energy per unit of product, and reduce fresh water use and greenhouse gases.”
do that by reducing waste, by improving our energy, our specific energy per unit of of product, as well as reducing fresh water and reducing greenhouse gases
The company also just marked one million man hours without a lost time accident. Which is the 8th time that’s happened since 2008.