Sappi Head Office Internal Newsletter
Think red, think Typek
28 November 2018
Our Q4 and full year results function last week was a fitting opportunity to celebrate. Not only did we deliver a strong financial performance, but the launch of Typek’s lively new multi-media brand campaign added some spunk to the event.
Help to promote Typek and its brand campaign message, ‘Live a life of note’, by liking and sharing the fun-filled posts on social media:
Smile and say ‘Typek!’
With special décor, props and treats at our Rosebank Head Office, the Typek team made
sure their brand campaign did not go unnoticed.
Michelle Thain and Heather Carruthers with two of the Typek characters.
• Instagram: @TypekSA
• Facebook: Typek South Africa
• Use the hashtags: #LiveALifeOfNote # ThinkRed #TypekSA
André Oberholzer, Mpho Lethoko, Candice Mahlare and Deon van Aarde.
Sipho Ngubane, Darryl Potgieter, Lindisizwe Thwala and Deon van Aarde.
A Typek cake with campaign images, specially baked for
the occasion. Lindisizwe Thwala, Lofentse Seate and Fumani Nkuna.
Tasha Oosthuizen, Jacque Rossouw, Barend Olivier and Wendy Ford.
28 November 2018
Joni Coetzee and Levon Nathan.
Think red, think Typek continued...
At the recent results presentation, the following employees received long service awards. Matt Spence (30 years), Alex Thiel (who presented the awards), Corrie Jansen van Vuuren (10) and Roland Agar (35).
Candice Petrus with two Typek campaign characters.
Rajeev Baldavoo and Patience Mhike.
Ellenore Melrose and Samantha Johns.
Barend Olivier, Brian Percival, Angela Teen and Katherine Dawson.
Photographs by Khethiwe Hlubi, Communications Practitioner
We wish the following employees a happy birthday in December:
01 Tyrone Hawkes
02 Mignon Towsen
04 Lavendran Reddy
05 Leander Jarvel
08 Phanuel Mahlaole 15 Norma Brown
22 Candice Mahlare
23 Norman Raluthaga
24 Shafiek Sheik-Essop
27 Marie Foord
27 Jonathan Silverberg
28 Rudolf Britz
29 Thandeka Vinqi
30 Tricia du Plessis
31 Alex Thiel
Congratulations on loyal service
Zelda Rickets and Rani Subban.
28 November 2018
Make a smart decision... declare gifts
With the festive season approaching, customers and suppliers are keen to say ‘thank you’ with gifts and invitations. But remember, our Sappi Code of Ethics require that you declare it.
We have an online declaration system, ‘Keeping the Code’, which can be found on the Sappi Intranet by following the path: Links > Regional Systems Links > Sappi Declaration System.
Be aware that there is a limit on the value of gifts that may be accepted. Also, under no circumstances should cash (or cash equivalents such as gift vouchers) be taken.
Make sure you follow the rules
If you are uncertain as to whether to accept a gift or invitation, speak to your line manager, head of department or someone in Internal Audit.
Or check out our online declaration policy. If you don’t have Intranet access, ask HR for a manual declaration form.
Donate tools and help our
trainees to succeed
The primary focus of our Sappi Skills Centres is to provide local unemployed youth with hand skills that will enable them to create their own businesses. But the finances to buy the basic tools and equipment they need to get going, is often their main constraint.
To resolve this problem, we are calling
on Sappi employees to donate any handyman tools in good condition, which can be used to perform the following types of work: electrical, painting, plumbing/tiling and construction.
We will place these donations in our ‘Tool Shed’ in the form of a little shop on the Sappi Skills Centre sites at Saiccor and Ngodwana Mills. Trainees who have good and viable business plans will have the chance to select tools they need from this shed at the end of their nine-week Basic Handyman programme.
Bring in your donations before the end of the week
• Let Melanie Jacobs or Fumani Nkuna know if you have tools to donate.
• Melanie is driving to Saiccor Mill on 02 December and will take any donations down with her.
Important to remember:
• Gifts must be declared within seven days of receipt
• Management reserves the right to decline your request to accept the gift
• Declined gifts must be returned.
28 November 2018
No-one wants to get hurt on purpose or worse, lose a limb. This makes Sappi’s third Life Saving Rule so important. This rule applies to:
• Rotating equipment
• Nip and pinch points
• Moving machinery
• Proximity switches
• Interfering with safety devices.
Apply the rule by:
} Understanding the hazards and how to adequately address them.
} Creating safe work procedures to follow where guards must be
removed to do the work.
} Ensuring that safety protective devices are working correctly.
} Ensuring nip points are guarded.
} Getting authorisation before overriding or disabling a safety
} Avoiding any work that exposes you or your colleagues to
Let’s have a look at where this rule can be applied: the use of safety belts, carting passengers, vehicle checks, regular maintenance operator license and the use of cell phones while driving.
Operate any vehicle or equipment only if you:
• Are licensed and found competent to do so
• Perform all required inspections and check if the equipment is
safe to operate
• Adhere to site traffic rules and speed limits
• Take appropriate steps to ensure the equipment cannot be
operated by unauthorised people
• Ensure people and unsecured material and equipment are
• Transport passengers in suitable and approved vehicles.
} Overload a vehicle or equipment
} Use a handheld phone when driving.
Life Saving Rule #3
Comply with machine guarding and safety device requirements.
Life Saving Rule #4
1 Operate vehicles and mobile equipment in accordance with safety requirements.
Annual Charity Drive
Help us to spread some festive cheer by joining the Rosebank Head Office Employee charity drive.
28 November 2018
From 15 November
to 14 December 2018 we will be collecting old and new blankets, non- perishable food items and pet food for various charities. Drop off points will be provided on each floor.
Thank you that we can count on your support!
Help vulnerable children, families in need and shelter animals by donating:
• New or old blankets
• Non-perishable food items and
• Dog, cat and bird food
Collection starts 15 November and ends 14 December 2018.
Donations can be dropped in the dedicated containers on each floor.
Join Team Sappi and reap the benefits
Get a head start and focus on getting into shape for the 2019 JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, which will take place on Thursday 28 March 2019.
At the 2018 event we made a colourful splash with our vibrant running shirts and team spirit.
Let’s do it again! Dust off your running or walking shoes, start stretching those muscles and join your colleagues for another fun-filled event.
Join the Sappi team by entering online:
Click here to register. The deadline for entries is 25 January 2019.
Our team name is Sappi Southern Africa.
Please note that Sappi has a limited allocation for entries, which will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Entries are limited to full-time Sappi employees only.
We need your full commitment
Please check your diaries carefully and ensure that you can attend. No substitutions are allowed, due to the fact that the race numbers are printed overseas and the number has a tag linked to your eMail address and mobile number.
Please include your work eMail address and don’t forget to add your cell phone number
to receive your race results by SMS.
Race packs and T-shirts
Race packs and T-shirts will only be available closer to Race Day. Collection details will be sent to participants early next year.
Want to know more?
Should you require further information, please contact either Deon van Aarde our team captain, Norma Brown or Samantha Johns.
Also keep an eye out for updates and interesting running and training tips and tricks.
Two Sappi participants commenting on their 2018 experience:
“I enjoyed the subtle sense of rivalry as well as the banter in the Sappi hospitality tent afterwards”. Danie Rossouw, Systems Engineer
“It’s a great evening out – always a good atmosphere, good run and
a good way to get to know the rest of the Sappi people.” Heather Carruthers, Sales Manager
Be part of the camaraderie, enjoy the health benefits... join Team Sappi at next year’s JP Morgan Corporate Challenge.