Mondi improves scores again in each category of WWF Environmental Paper Company Index 2017

Publication Date:

01 December 2017

Vienna, 01 December 2017 – Mondi improved its scores across all categories in the Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI) 2017, a WWF tool to promote transparency and continual improvement in the pulp, paper and packaging sector.

Leading companies from the global industry report voluntarily on indicators which WWF considers important for a company´s ecological footprint. Mondi has participated in the Index since its inception in 2010 and has demonstrated continuous environmental improvement over time.

“We’re grateful for this valuable tool, which not only helps us benchmark our sustainability performance over time, but also inspires us each year to improve,” said John Lindahl, Mondi Group Technical and Sustainability Director. “I am pleased that Mondi has managed to improve steadily across all of our relevant categories. It’s a testament to our ongoing commitment to transparency, and confirms that the hard work is paying off as we walk our sustainability journey.”

WWF’s EPCI tracks responsible sourcing, clean production, and environmental management system reporting over time, helping participating companies and sectors improve their sustainability.

Mondi has again improved its ecological footprint in the three WWF reporting categories: Graphic Paper, Packaging and Pulp.

For Graphic Paper, Mondi has achieved a result of 85.5% in 2017, up from 81.4% in 2015 and 74.9% in 2013. Mondi’s overall 2017 result for Graphic Paper is based on sub-category scores of 82% for sourcing, 76% for clean production, and 100% for transparency.

In the category of Packaging, Mondi received an overall score of 85.6% in 2017, up from 83.8% in 2015 and 73.7% in 2013. Mondi’s sub-category scores for Packaging in 2017 were 88% for sourcing, 87% for clean production, and 82% for transparency.

In the Pulp category, Mondi received an overall score of 70.4% in 2017, up from 69.4% in 2015 and 63.2% in 2013. The group’s sub-category scores for Pulp were as follows: 72% for sourcing, 73% for clean production, and 65% for transparency.

Together, the EPCI 2017 participants from Europe, South America, Africa, Asia and North America, have disclosed the environmental performance behind 26% of the world’s tissue, 23% of its graphic paper, 17% of its newsprint, 9% of its packaging and 15% of its pulp.

Find the complete results and visualisations of WWF EPCI 2017 at


Lora Rossler
Corporate Affairs Manager
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About Mondi


Mondi is a global 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. In 2016, Mondi had revenues of €6.7 billion and a return on capital employed of 20.3%.

We are 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. With over 100 products customised into more than 100,000 solutions, we offer more than you may expect. Leading brands around the world rely on our innovative technologies and products across a variety of industries such as agriculture; automotive; building and construction; chemicals and dangerous goods; food and beverages; graphic and photographic; home and personal care; medical and pharmaceutical; office and professional printing; packaging and paper converting; pet care; retail and e-commerce; and shipping and transport.

We believe sustainable development makes good business sense. It's integral to our responsible and profitable growth, and embedded in everything we do, every day. We continue to look for ways to do more with less, promote the responsible management of ecosystems, develop and inspire our people, and enhance the value that our sustainable product solutions create.

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. We have been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.