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Welcome to MONDI in South Africa

Welcome to Mondi in South Africa, where we are a major employer, landowner and producer. South Africa is also home to the Mondi Ltd Limited headquarters, and as a dual-listed company, Mondi is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

We have a paper mill in Durban and a pulp and linerboard mill in Richards Bay. We also own and manage more than 307,000 hectares of forestry plantations.

Our business plays a big role in the South African economy and is a major employer in the regions in which we operate. We directly employ more than 1,900 people; and have a significant contractor base of around 15,000 people, most of whom are employed in forestry. Click here to find out about our conservation and broad-based black economic empowerment work in the country.

We strive for continuous improvement in all aspects of our business. From 2004 onwards, we have made significant capital investments to ensure that our mills attain international standards in terms of product quality, competitive costs and environmental management.

Use the links to find out about our main South African operations, first founded with our Merebank mill in 1967 – the true beginning of the global business that is Mondi today.

In South Africa, we own and manage one of the largest Forestry Stewardship FSC®-certified plantation units in the world. The internationally recognised FSC® accreditation means that the company’s plantations are managed in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Several of our non-afforested areas are managed for biodiversity and forest protection. These include important wetlands, grassland and indigenous forest ecosystems. Nineteen registered national heritage sites indicate the environmental importance of Mondi’s non-afforested areas.

The future expansion of forestry in South Africa will largely be determined by the successful development of emerging black timber growers. We are closely involved with the Forestry Sector Charter process steering committee and are committed to the Charter, providing ongoing input along with other stakeholders.

Facts & Figures

Production areas: Merebank, Richards Bay
Production 2011: 234,000 tonnes of UFP
258,000 tonnes of containerboard
753,000 tonnes of pulp
Employees: ~1,600

Last change: 23/05/2016

© 2016 by Mondi
© 2016 by Mondi