In a positive move to reduce its carbon footprint, Sappi Southern Africa has concluded a milestone 175GWh per annum renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Enpower Trading, a National Energy Regulator of SA (NERSA)-licensed private electricity trading company.

Sappi’s decision to partner with Enpower Trading aligns seamlessly with its broader sustainability goals. It is a significant move towards attaining its Science Based Target (SBTi) objectives. By implementing this renewable energy solution at its multiple South African operations, it is expected that Sappi SA and Sappi Limited’s Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions will be reduced by 6% and 4%, respectively.

With the agreement signed in April, power will be supplied from the end of December 2025. The agreement initiates a first-of-its-kind PPA in which Enpower Trading will supply Sappi with a utility-scale renewable power solution over five years, paving the way for an evolving strategic
partnership between Sappi and the trading company.

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