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Published by Candace Bentel, 2018-08-01 07:02:12

Sappi InTouch 18_15

Sappi Head Of ce Internal Newsletter
01 August 2018
Sappi a sustainable investment for shareholders
Good news for Sappi and our status among the investment community as a responsible, sustainable company, is our inclusion in the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Top 30 index. We have also been con rmed as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series.
Graeme Wild, Group Head Sustainability and Investor Relations
Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series
is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
“At Sappi we believe that sustainable growth must emanate from a solid foundation, where we do not focus exclusively on pro ts, but rather balance our need to generate prosperity by promoting the interests of people, while respecting the boundaries of the planet,” Graeme added.
Learn more about the FTSE4Good index here: https://www.ftse. com/products/indices/FTSE4Good
In addition, Sappi has been classi ed as ‘Prime’ by ISS-oekom, one of the world’s leading ESG
research and rating agencies for sustainable investments.
Commenting on these feats, Graeme Wild, Group Head Investor Relations and Sustainability, says, “With growing evidence of investors incorporating ESG issues into their investment decision-making, these achievements are highly positive for Sappi.
“They highlight our focus on continuous improvement, providing evidence that transparent reporting on the most important measures of sustainability for our organisation is paying off.”
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Two bills passed to make healthcare more accessible
Two health insurance bills have been released, which are expected “to make universal healthcare a reality for South Africans,” reports www. n24.com.
The National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill will complement each other, Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi was quoted saying. “In the same way the land issue is raging all over the country NHI is going to rage in a similar way, not only in the eld of health, but in the economic and social lives of our people.”
According to the World Health Organisation, universal health coverage means that people will receive the health services they need, without “suffering nancial hardship”. According to Motsoaledi, NHI is the policy that will lead to the implementation of universal health cover for South Africans.
• The National Health Insurance Bill launches the National Health Insurance Fund, which is a mandatory single public purchaser and nancier of health services in South Africa. The Bill will be introduced in three phases up until 2026. Bene ciaries must register as users of the fund at an accredited private or public health facility.
• The Medical Schemes Amendment Bill replaces Prescribed Minimum Bene ts (PMBs) with Comprehensive Service Bene ts. The package of bene ts and the relevant healthcare services will be determined by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), in consultation with the Minister of Health and the NHI Fund. The Bill requires medical schemes to fund these bene ts in full. No co-payments or deductibles may be applied. If healthcare services related to a speci c comprehensive service bene t condition have not been de ned, the scheme must fund all costs relating to healthcare services for that condition in full.
Read more about these bills here
For more information, contact the Sappi consultant at Alexander Forbes: Nicole Lombaard – [email protected]
HAPPY
To You
Congratulation to these staff members who celebrate their birthdays during August:
05 Ashen Sivnarain 08 Pat McGrady
08 Oris Mdakane
09 Lebogang Mathunyane
10 Ravie Kupersamy
13 Tharani Subban
16 Lamoshateshelewe Matlala 18 Avril Williams
20 Darryl Potgieter
25 Jeanine Olivier
27 Cindi Playandi
28 Brenda Khumalo
01 August 2018
We’re working it out
Thanks for participating
Four successful workspace workshops took place last week. Thanks to all staff members who attended and gave their open and honest feedback about the workspace at our Sappi Rosebank of ce.
The workshops explored collaboration and privacy in detail, as well as other general topics or areas of concern. The feedback will be analysed by our interior workspace specialists, Giant Leap, who will present the consolidated feedback and opportunities for improvement to our building steering committee.
If you didn’t have a chance to participate in the workshops, you will have an opportunity to participate in an online survey, which will be distributed to staff soon.
We ask again for your honest feedback to help us improve our workspace.
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BIRTHDAY!


Up close with...
Graeme Wild, Group Head Investor Relations
01 August 2018
Graeme Wild, his wife Philippa, daughter Jodi and son Jason during a hike at Cathedral Peak in
the Drakensberg.
1. I am happiest when... I’m reading
a favourite book or listening to good music and there are no sounds of sibling rivalry from the kids. A close second would be my wife acknowledging that I was, in fact, correct.
2. When I feel stressed out I... apparently take it out on the kids (according to my 13-year-old daughter). But when given the opportunity, nothing beats riding a motorbike to take your mind off whatever is causing the stress.
3. My most treasured possession is... the latest set of headphones bought on my travels. I’m in a cold war
with Steve on this one, as he keeps buying them too, mostly because
he periodically leaves them behind somewhere.
4. I laughed out loud the day... I discovered the Fail Army videos on YouTube. People do the craziest things, just so I don’t have to.
5. I am inspired by... people who overcome great physical or other challenges with sheer mental strength – whether in sport, surviving wars or the challenges of daily life. I once had the opportunity to help decide who should get Sappi bursaries. Hearing how kids, with maybe a B-average, had achieved that with no electricity, no parents and sometimes only one meal a day, makes you realise that our measure of success, merit or ability is not always right.
6. I can’t live without... my iPad. It’s movies, books, music, games and a world of knowledge in your hands. For a long time, I had my kids convinced that Google phoned me when they needed answers.
7. My favourite read is... mostly good science ction or fantasy. If you’re going to disappear into a book, it might as well be different from your day-to-day routine. I don’t get as much chance to read as I used to at school or university – then it was three or four books a week – but I still can’t sleep properly without some reading before lights out.
8. I love watching Game of Thrones, because... I’ve read all the books and the series has stayed pretty much to script so far. As in real life, the good guys don’t always survive and win, and you can often nd yourself cheering on the bad guy.
9. My favourite holiday spots are... Rocktail Bay in KwaZulu-Natal – great for scuba diving, turtles and relaxing time with the family. And the Naukluft National Park in Namibia – some of the most beautiful scenery. The lack of Wi-Fi and even cell signal in most areas, means that a week there can feel like a month’s worth of holiday.
10. In my spare time... I enjoy a good braai with friends and some great wine. In the days before two knee surgeries, I was likely riding or racing my KTM in enduro events in Gauteng or KZN.
11. My rst full-time job was... as a forester for Sappi in Richmond. I was lucky enough to get a bursary from Sappi to study forestry at Stellenbosch university. I would work as a student forester in our plantations during December holidays. The local forester would typically see this as a chance
to take some leave; so I’d often be left alone, hoping that the place wouldn’t burn down. Luckily, being in the middle of the rainy season, made that unlikely.
12. What people at Sappi don’t know about me is... that I was born in Zimbabwe. My parents, sister and I moved to England when I was four. I, along with my sister, were ‘deported’ when I was nine and we ended up
in South Africa. I had moved from London to a place could Ngome, which was 80km outside of Vryheid, and was sent to hostel at Nuwe Republiek Primêre Skool. A culture shock of note! While there, I met Steve Binnie’s brother who was at the same school. Over time I’ve learnt that not only was Steve a short-term resident of Vryheid, but so was Fergus and even an old Sappi stalwart, Dinga Mncube. Misjudge these sleepy small towns at your peril.
13. I love working for Sappi because... it has given me opportunities I could never have dreamed of when I was starting out as a forester. I’ve been all over the world, interacted with
all manner of people and gained experience invaluable in the job I
do. I’ve been lucky to work with
some great bosses who motivated, inspired, encouraged and occasionally admonished me to help me achieve what I wanted to.
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01 August 2018
Bestmed and Sizwe:
optical bene ts for 2018
Bestmed Medical Aid members have an optical bene t that includes an eye test and pair of glasses or contact lenses, every two years from the last date of claim per bene ciary registered. The bene t is available on all Pace options, as well as on Beat 3 and 4.
Optical
Beat 3 and 4
Pace 1, 2 and 3
Pace 4
Eye test
One test per bene ciary for every 24 month-cycle at a PPN provider up to R365
Frames
R550 p/b
R550 p/b
R550 p/b
Single focus lenses
R175 per lens
R175 per lens
R175 per lens
Bi-focal lenses
R380 per lens
R380 per lens
R380 per lens
Multi-focal lenses
R695 per lens
R695 per lens
R695 per lens
Contact lenses
R1420
R1420
R1710
Sizwe Medical Aid members have an optical bene t that includes an eye test and pair of glasses or contact lenses, every two years from the last date of claim per bene ciary registered.
Optical
Primary Care
Affordable Care
Eye test
One test per bene ciary for every 24 month-cycle at a PPN provider
Frames
R320 p/b
R800 p/b
Single focus lenses
R175 per lens
R175 per lens
Bi-focal lenses
R380 per lens
R380 per lens
Multi-focal lenses
R380 per lens
R695 per lens
Contact lenses
R1200
R1500
Bestmed visits: diarise these dates
If you have Bestmed medical aid queries, note that Bestmed consultant Joekie Wagenaar will be visiting the Sappi Rosebank of ce on the following dates:
Date:
06 July
03 August
07 September 21 September 05 October 18 October
Time:
10:00 – 14:00 10:00 – 14:00 10:00 – 14:00 10:00 – 13:00 10:00 – 14:00 12:30 – 14:00
Venue: Glenthorpe meeting room, ground oor
Bestmed and Sizwe
Members from both schemes are required to use an optometrist that is registered on the PPN network. PPN is the largest optical network in South Africa.
You can locate a PPN optometrist and see what frames are provided within the allocated bene ts, on the PPN website: www.ppn.co.za. Click on ‘Find your nearest optometrist’.
If you choose to visit a non-PPN
optometrist, you will still be subject to the
above bene ts, but may experience shortfalls and co-payments because of using a non- designated service provider.
Members who select extra services over and above the standard lenses and frames will have to cover that cost from their own pocket (eg tinting of lenses).
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01 August 2018
Life Skills
Join the 2018 Life Skills Bootcamp with FAMSA and gain lifelong skills to help you live a balanced life.
with FAMSA
Power couples
Date: Tuesday 14 August 2018 Time:10:00-12:00
Venue: Oxford Room
Learn how to get the best from your relationship as a couple.
Power couples
See you there.
Date: Tuesday 14 August 2018 | Time:10:00-12:00 | Venue: Oxford Room Learn how to get the best from your relationship as a couple.
See you there.
Enrol today (limited seats available): eMail [email protected]
ENROL TODAY (LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE: eMail [email protected]
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01 August 2018
Womens Day
Ladies...discover
how to stay fabulous through pregnancy and menopause.
Indulge in scrumptious treats!
Remember to wear a hat or out t with a tropical twist and you could win a full body massage...
07 Aug 18 | Oxford Room | 10:00-11:30 RSVP: [email protected] by 03 August 2018.
EvenT
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