Sappi is a global company focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, paper-pulp and paper based solutions to its direct and indirect customer base across more than 100 countries. Our dissolving wood pulp is used worldwide by converters to create viscose fibre for clothing and textiles, acetate tow, pharmaceutical products as well as a wide range of consumer ...
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Identify, assesses and evaluate the potential environmental risk to Sappi Forests' through the risk assessment process to recommend mitigatory actions to manage these risks
Investigate current impacts of forestry operations on the environment by assessing and analysing audit and assessment information to reduce and minimise these impacts.
Conduct internal environmental audits through a standard audit process to identify conformance with environmental policies and procedures
Develop strategic and tactical plans (weeding plans, environmental burning programmes, catchment management plans etc) for districts and plantations by providing technical environmental knowledge to ensure environmental standards are maintained
Provide technical input to EIA's, wetland delineation, weed control, problem animal control, burning of permanently unplanted areas, waste management and any other activity by applying environmental knowledge and expertise to ensure that forestry activities are legally compliant
Provide technical environmental support by liaising with managers in preparation for and during external (FSC) audits to ensure certification is maintained
Conduct and manage environmental monitoring processes (audits, surveys, SASS5 etc) which includes planning, implementation, recording the results, managing databases, analysing data and giving feedback to the plantation management for corrective action in order to measure environmental performance of plantation management.
Provide technical environmental knowledge to public affairs and assist with publicity by writing and reviewing articles for publication, attending public meetings and representing Sappi Forests at public fora and exhibitions etc to keep external stakeholders informed and maintain our environmental license to operate
Maintain and promote environmental awareness to internal and external stakeholders through regular consultation and environmental reporting to keep stakeholders informed
Participate in government/NGO initiatives by contributing and participating in broader landscape projects that promote Sappi as a responsible custodian of land (Stewardship, catchment management programmes)
Provide technical environmental knowledge by contributing to technical working groups to guide the development and implementation of forestry-related regulations and certification standards
The ideal candidate should have:
An MSc degree in the natural sciences of Botany, Zoology, or Environmental Management
Registered with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP)