Mondi wins five prestigious awards for its sustainability achievements

Publication Date:

23 November 2012

In the last ten days, Mondi’s focus on sustainability has received public recognition in the form of five awards – from WWF International and Pulp and Paper International (PPI). These awards are a demonstration of Mondi’s ongoing commitment to sustainability including its environmental, risk and safety management.

Mondi, the international packaging and paper group, has received several international accolades from PPI and WWF International - one of the world´s largest conservation organisations. On 12 November this year, Mondi was announced the winner of the “Environmental Strategy of the Year 2012” award by PPI in recognition of its approach in managing the social, environmental, safety and health impacts of products through their life-cycle.

The PPI Awards recognise the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the global pulp and paper sector. On the same evening, judges - including the managing director of the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) and economic advisor of Resource Information Systems Inc. (RISI) - awarded Mondi SCP in Slovakia the top prize for “Managing Risk and Safety 2012” and “Energy Improvements of the Year 2012”.

A few days later, WWF International announced Mondi as one of the winners of the “Environmental Paper Awards 2012” in the category ‘Transparency’ and the “Best Environmental Performance Paper Brands Award” for 100% recycled NAUTILUS® SuperWhite.

Emmanuelle Neyroumande, Manager of WWF International´s global pulp and paper work commented: "Mondi has been applauded by WWF for transparency on its environmental footprint, showing that the company takes their environmental and social responsibility seriously. We welcome that Mondi has published 92% of Mondi-branded uncoated fine papers on WWF's Check Your Paper database of eco-rated papers."

 “I am very proud of these awards which recognise our focus on and work in sustainable development” says David Hathorn, CEO of Mondi Group.

 In summary, Mondi has won the following awards in the last ten days:

  • PPI Award for Environmental Strategy of the Year 2012 (Mondi Group)
  • PPI Award for Managing Risk and Safety 2012 (Mondi SCP in Slovakia)
  • PPI Award for Efficiency Improvements of the Year 2012 (Mondi SCP in Slovakia)
  • WWF Environmental Paper Award for Transparency 2012
  • WWF Environmental Paper Award for Best Environmental Performance Paper Brands 2012

About Mondi:

Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, with production operations across 29 countries and revenues of €5.7 billion in 2011. The Group's key operations are located in central Europe, Russia and South Africa and as at the end of 2011, Mondi Group employed 23,400 people.

Mondi Group 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 paper into corrugated packaging, industrial bags and coatings.

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

Mondi Group has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. The Group has been recognised for its sustainability through its inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global, European and UK Index Series (since 2008) and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007. The Group was also included in the FTSE350 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for the second year.

 

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