Ngodwana Mill is situated in the province of Mpumalanga (South Africa). It is a fully integrated kraft mill producing pulp for own consumption as well as newsprint and containerboard.
In August 2013, the mill started producing dissolving wood pulp (specialised cellulose) for global markets.
Our paper and paper pulp product offerings are supported by a strong technical team as well as efficient marketing and logistics to ensure customer satisfaction.
We recognise that sound economic performance, linked with
responsible management of natural resources and responsible corporate
citizenship are fundamental to sustainable development.
All of Sappi Southern Africa's mills are committed to the
preservation and protection of their people, the environment, products and
assets and is implementing internationally accepted safety, health,
environmental and quality standards to achieve this.
We were the first South African forest products company to
develop an Environmental Code of Practice (in 1989) and implement an annual
environmental audit. The mill is Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) accredited
and ensures that it complies with responsible and sustainable forestation
The mill was also the first integrated pulp and paper mill
in South Africa to be accredited with the internationally recognised
environmental management system - ISO 14001, and has also been accredited with
the internationally recognised Quality Management System - ISO 9002.
Our aim is to minimise our use of natural resources and all
mills are strictly controlled in terms of air emissions, water use, effluent
discharge and solid waste management as well as energy recovery. Ngodwana Mill
has been designed to minimise the use of fresh water and in this respect,
performs in the top fifth percentile of integrated pulp and paper mills
Apart from extensive training programmes at all mills, the
Sappi Pulp and Paper College offers courses towards a recognised national
qualification in pulp and paper making. A financial study assistance scheme
also enables employees to complete external courses related to their fields of
Each of Sappi Southern Africa's mills plays a positive role
in their surrounding communities by supporting a wide variety of social
programmes. These include educational, health and community upliftment
- PROTEC - a national science and technology career
development programme promoting technology literacy for learners in Grades 10-12.
- HIV/Aids risk management programme - our policy is focused
on education, training and awareness programmes; the promotion of acceptance
and transparency around the disease in the workplace and reasonable and
appropriate support for infected and affected employees
- Ngodwana Mill Community Upliftment Training Programme: Sappi
in partnership with Amec, established a local community upliftment-training
programme to up skill people from communities surrounding the mill. To date
Sappi has spent over R38M on this project, and 690 locals have been trained in
various construction and building related skills. 354 Locals have been employed
to work on the construction of the new dissolving wood plant. The programme
includes scarce skills transfer training programme.
- Ngodwana Mill in partnership with the Project Support
Association of South Africa and the Mpumalanga Department of Health, has a
strong community centred Peer Educator Training Programme, to serve our
employees and the local community.
- Community Outreach: Ngodwana Mill engages local businesses
and Non-Government Organisations to assist with ongoing and sustainable
community outreach programmes that address: Water and sanitation; improving
school infrastructure; food schemes, blanket drives; home based care. The main
beneficiaries are orpan and vulnerable children, the aged and unemployed