Our long-term success depends on working openly and transparently with our stakeholders.

Responsible governance of our operations is fundamental to building a resilient, effective and efficient business. We seek to operate as a responsible organisation, and deliver against our sustainability commitments. To achieve this we look to manage risks and opportunities through robust policies, standards and management systems.

Embedding sustainability

Our Boards and committees provide the leadership necessary to implement the principles of good corporate governance across the Group so that all deliberations, decisions and actions of our business are based on integrity, responsibility, accountability, fairness and transparency. The committees, to which the Boards delegate specific areas of responsibility, have the authority to make decisions according to their terms of reference.

 

Mondi’s Group sustainable development function

The Group’s SD function monitors all relevant regulations and ensures that the businesses are informed and supported to ensure compliance.

It oversees the management of the Sustainable Development Management System (SDMS) and facilitates all the Group’s sustainability reporting, and coordinates the external assurance of that reporting.

Sustainable development management system

Our established policies, procedures and management systems enable us to apply a consistent approach to sustainability throughout our operations. We consider the environmental, safety, health, economic and social implications of our key decisions. Our SDMS guides the effective management of all aspects of sustainability governance and the implementation of our sector policies.

It covers all facilities and activities that we own and operate (including those in which we hold a controlling interest), new developments, mergers and acquisitions and businesses in which we plan to invest. Activities undertaken by contractors on Mondi sites or while under our management are incorporated into our SDMS, ensuring that they comply with our policies, requirements and practices.

Managing risks and opportunities

Our Group-wide risk management framework is designed to address all the significant strategic, SD, financial, operational and compliance-related risks that could undermine our ability to achieve our business objectives into the future. We exercise due diligence prior to the introduction of new operations, practices, processes and products.

Mondi’s internal audit function

Our internal audit function is an integral part of our corporate governance system. It ensures the Group’s systems of control are effective and adequately mitigate business risks. The assurance provided assists the Boards in fulfilling their disclosure obligations under the corporate governance codes of South Africa and the UK, and to report annually to shareholders on the effectiveness of Mondi’s systems of control.

Speakout hotline

Speakout is our Group-wide confidential reporting hotline, operated by an independent third party. It is a simple, accessible and confidential channel through which our employees, customers, suppliers, managers or other stakeholders can raise concerns about conduct that seems contrary to Mondi’s values. 

 

Political donations, gifts and bribes

We are opposed to all forms of corruption and illegal practices. The Group does not tolerate the giving and receiving of bribes, nor condone anti-competitive practices in dealings with governments and in the marketplace. We do not permit contributions or donations for political purposes.

Our approach to preventing corruption is published in corporate brochures, newsletters and on this website. We require any lobbying undertaken to be in line with the Group’s business ethics and policies. Our policies on these matters are set out in our Group Business Integrity Policy.

Fines, non-monetary sanctions and significant legal issues

Mondi has not been the subject of any legal actions against it for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust, or monopoly practices during the year. Mondi has not received any fines or non-monetary sanctions for material non-compliance with laws and regulations.

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Get in touch with Mondi's Sustainability team

  • Austria + 43 1 790 130
  • UK +44 1 932 6300