14 June 2016
Mondi Industrial Bags received the ‘Limiting Environmental Impact Award’ at the 2016 Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK Supplier Conference and Awards.
Against some strong competition, Mondi’s proven commitment to sustainability came out on top at this year’s Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK Supplier Conference and Awards. The panel of Saint-Gobain UK board members and senior managers considered all submissions in terms of how businesses are limiting their impact on the environment against the following criteria:
Commenting on Mondi’s recognition in this regard and in particular its efforts in CO2 emissions reduction, Christian Ramaseder, Mondi Group environmental manager, said, “We believe our energy-intensive industry has a role to play in reducing its impact on the climate and we fully consider climate change in our business decisions. While we are proud of our achievement thus far, our journey is by no means complete. Our long-term aim is to continue to improve our energy efficiency, further reduce carbon intensity and move further towards renewable energy.”
Mondi Industrial Bags’ latest eco-friendly innovation, the HYBRIDPRO bag, belongs to the next generation of water-repellent bags for the building materials industry and combines the best of both worlds: it offers all the protective advantages of a plastic bag, yet is fillable on conventional paper bag filling systems. Thus HYBRIDPRO is an eco-friendly solution since the total grammage of material used is less than with standard three-ply designs used for the same purpose, and its plastic and paper components are easy to separate for optimum recyclability.
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On the picture (left to right): Valentina Dodson, Bogdan Jodda (Mondi Industrial Bags PL, Swiecie), Justyna Szymanska (Mondi Industrial Bags PL, Wierzbica), Boguslaw Tarnopolski (Mondi Industrial Bags PL, Swiecie)
About Mondi Industrial Bags
Mondi Industrial Bags, a business segment of Mondi’s Europe & International Division, is the leading international producer of industrial paper bags1, selling around 5 billion bags per year. Thanks to its broad range of bag specifications, Mondi Industrial Bags serves major industries including cement and building materials, chemicals, food, feed and seed. The business segment operates a dense sales and service network, the specialised filling equipment department Natro Tech as well as its Bag Application Centre, where researchers develop and test innovative packaging solutions.
1 Based on sales volume. Source: Eurosac, Freedonia World Industrial Bags 2011 study prepared for Mondi and management estimates.
We are Mondi: IN TOUCH EVERY DAY
At Mondi, our products protect and preserve the things that matter.
Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Our key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. We offer over 100 packaging and paper products, customised into more than 100,000 different solutions for customers, end consumers and industrial end uses – touching the lives of millions of people every day. In 2015, Mondi had revenues of €6.8 billion and a return on capital employed of 20.5%.
The Mondi Group is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing effective and innovative industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Our innovative technologies and products can be found in a variety of applications including hygiene components, stand-up pouches, super-strong cement bags, clever retail boxes and office paper. Our key customers are in industries such as automotive; building and construction; chemicals; food and beverage; home and personal care; medical and pharmaceutical; packaging and paper converting; pet care; and office and professional printing.
Mondi 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.
For us, acting sustainably makes good business sense and is part of the way we work every day. We have been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.
Isabella Schleifer, Marketing & Communications Manager
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