Mondi rated number one in new WWF Paper Company Environmental Index

Publication Date:

15 July 2010

Mondi was rated the number one company in the new WWF voluntary rating tool for paper companies to report on their global ecological footprint.


WWF assessed key environmental criteria, such as use of recycled fibre or fibre coming from well-managed forests, energy use and CO2emissions, water consumption and water pollution.

David Hathorn, Mondi Group CEO said, “We have a strong commitment to sustainable development and continuous improvement in reducing our environmental footprint. This is also evident in our Green Range of products which consist entirely of FSC™ certified office and printing paper from responsibly managed forests, chlorine-free paper or 100% recycled paper and ensures that our customers can conduct their business in a sustainable and environmentally conscious way.

We hope that the index will attract many global paper companies as it provides an opportunity for participating companies to present progress they continue to make in reducing the impact of their operations on the environment.”

WWF commended Mondi for its responsible procurement of wood, virgin fibre and biomass; its policy to eliminate all controversial timber supply sources and its current level of FSC™-certified fibre content for fine paper production, which, at 43.2%, is the highest of the fine paper producers listed publicly.

 


Notes to editors:

Mondi strives to achieve a balance in terms of economic, social and environmental impacts of our business. In total, €9.3 million was spent in 2009 on initiatives across the healthcare, education, environment and cultural sectors. More information on Mondi’s sustainability commitments can be found on www.mondigroup.com/sustainability.

For more information on the Paper Company Environmental Index please see www.panda.org

About Mondi:

Mondi is an international paper and packaging company, with production operations across 31 countries and revenues of €5.3 billion in 2009. The Group’s key operations are located in central Europe, Russiaand South Africa and employed 31,000 people on average in 2009.

Mondi is fully integrated across the paper and packaging process, from the growing of wood and the manufacture of pulp and paper (including recycled paper), to the conversion of packaging papers into corrugated packaging and industrial bags.

The Group is principally involved in the manufacture of uncoated fine paper (UFP), packaging paper and converted packaging products, as well as speciality products.

Mondi is a dual listed company, with primary listings on the Johannesburg and London stock exchanges under the ticker codes MND (JSE) and MNDI (LSE) respectively. The Group has been recognised for its sustainability performance through its inclusion in the FTSE4Good UK, Europe and Global indices in 2008 and 2009 and the JSEs Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

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