Solvay awards Mondi for its remarkable sustainable performance

Publication Date:

19 January 2018

Vienna, 19 January 2018 – Mondi Industrial Bags has been recognised by Solvay, an international chemical group, for being Solvay’s best supplier in terms of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The award is based on research and rankings by EcoVadis in 2017, a company that monitors sustainability in global supply chains.

Mondi achieved the highest score of all Solvay suppliers – an overall 83 percent – in the EcoVadis ranking. The scoring takes into account factors related to environment, labour practices, fair business practices and sustainable procurement. Mondi scored above the average in all categories and far surpassed the overall average score of 42 percent, scoring in the top 1 percent of all Ecovadis suppliers.

Kristian Saksida, Group General Manager Purchasing and Supply Chain Excellence, Solvay, says, “We are pleased to recognise Mondi for its remarkable sustainable practices, which is outstanding, among all our suppliers. Mondi is not only a strategic supplier to us, but also a role model of sustainable development. This is the first year we are presenting this award, which we hope will encourage all our suppliers to strive for more sustainable practices in their business operations.”

Claudio Fedalto, Sales & Marketing Director Industrial Bags, Mondi, comments, “We are honoured to receive this award. Sustainable development is a key element of our operating framework at Mondi – it is part of our DNA. We will continue to support our customers in achieving their own goals by contributing to their success.“   

Mondi and Solvay have been business partners for decades. Mondi supplies Solvay with sustainable packaging solutions for its chemicals. Mondi has been Solvay’s main supplier of paper bags for many years, the result of a mutual trust that has grown over time.


Thierry De Vleminck, International Key Account Manager, Mondi, says, “We’ve built a strong relationship with our partners at Solvay over the years. This award shows that we also share the same view of the importance of sustainability.”

EcoVadis’s methodology for monitoring CSR performance is based on international sustainable development standards (Global Reporting Initiative, United Nations Global Compact, ISO 26000), and is supervised by a scientific committee of CSR and supply chain experts to ensure reliable third-party CSR assessment.


People in the photo from left to right:

Solvay awardsJean-François Dehem Solvay - Sustainability and Innovation Director
Anton Daniëls Solvay - Global Purchasing Director, Logistics & Packaging
Tanya Patterson Mondi - Sustainable Development Analyst
Kristian Saksida Solvay - Group General Manager Purchasing and Supply Chain Excellence
Thierry De Vleminck Mondi - International Key Account Manager
Elodie Pellegrino Solvay - EMEA Packaging Buyer
Albert Glissenaar Solvay - Purchasing Sustainability Officer


Presveia Sourla, Marketing & Communications Industrial Bags
Tel: +43 1 79013 4742, Fax: +43 1 79013 945
Email: [email protected]

Mondi Industrial Bags GmbH, Marxergasse 4A, A-1030 Vienna


About Mondi Industrial Bags

Mondi Industrial Bags, a business segment of Mondi Group, 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 2016 study prepared for Mondi and management estimates. 



Mondi is a global packaging and paper Group, employing around 25,000 people in 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 might 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 is 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 created by our sustainable product solutions.

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 Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.