Publication Date:

28 November 2016

Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, is pleased to announce that its Technical Department was the winner of the 2016 PPI (Pulp and Paper International) Award, in the category of ‘Resilience – Managing Risk’, at PPI’s Awards ceremony in Brussels recently.

The award recognised the excellence of Mondi’s Fire Protection Code (FPC) programme. Since 2013, Mondi’s Technical Department has overseen the implementation of 200 projects that aim to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire throughout the Group’s operations. As a result there have been significantly fewer reported fire events and a related reduction in asset losses. Mondi’s property and equipment are better protected and the Group also benefits from lower property insurance costs.

David Hathorn, CEO Mondi Group, commented, “Our Technical Department deserves to be recognised for their excellent work in support of our focus on minimising risk, and ensuring the safety of our people and property assets.”

Adnan Delic, Group Technical Risk Manager, said, “The success of our FPC programme has been a collaborative effort across Mondi, especially with our technical and operations directors. I’m pleased that we have improved our fire safety and that this award recognises the significant progress made.”

The PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognising the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. Nominees for the ‘Resilience – Managing Risk’ award were judged on the ability to design and implement effective strategies to minimise or eliminate property risk. Companies also had to demonstrate a solid safety record over a three-year period.


Lora Rossler, Mondi Group Head of Communications
Tel: +27 83 627 0292
Email: [email protected]


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.