Click through the below infographic to discover how we’re contributing to the UN SDGs through the 10 action areas of our Growing Responsibly model:

Employee and contractor safety

The safety and health of our people is of paramount importance, and we take our goal of zero harm to employees and contractors very seriously. We’re proud of the fact that our safety performance has improved steadily in recent years and that we’re among the leaders in our industry.

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  • The human cost of occupational accidents, diseases and major industrial disasters has a major global impact: the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 6,300 people die every day as a result of occupational accidents and diseases – around 2.3 million deaths per year1
  • Beyond the impact this has on people, the economic burden of occupational accidents, diseases and major industrial disasters is estimated at around 4% of global GDP each year2
  • Our operations involve high-risk activities that could affect people’s health and safety. As a minimum, stakeholders expect us to apply robust risk management controls and procedures to keep people safe

 

1) http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/safety-and-health-at-work/lang--en/index.htm
2) http://www.un.org/en/events/safeworkday/

  • It’s a moral and a business imperative that we do everything we can to avoid harm to people’s safety and health while working at Mondi – including our employees, contractors and other people who have reason to be on Mondi sites
  • We have a caring culture; when incidents occur it could have a devastating impact on the injured and their family as well as on their Mondi colleagues at all levels
  • Safer operations are more efficient, profitable and successful, with employees enjoying higher levels of engagement and motivation
  • People are also more likely to choose to work for us over those companies with poor safety performance

Our commitments

  • Avoid work-related employee and contractor fatalities
  • Prevent life-altering employee and contractor injuries
  • Reduce TRCR by 5% compared to 2015 baseline, including new acquisitions

Our performance

  • Two fatalities and one employee missing (presumed deceased)
  • Three life-altering injuries

  • 0.60 TRCR
In focus Embedding a 24-hour safety mindset

In 2017, we introduced the approach of a 24-hour safety mindset, whereby safety is seen as something we do for ourselves, for our families, and for our colleagues and their families. The approach is designed to tap into people’s awareness on an emotional, unconscious level – by applying safety to all aspects of our lives, not just at work. It’s based on the premise that there’s no difference between being safe at work and being safe at home – the outcome is the same – and that if we develop our habits in a way that safety becomes an unconscious behaviour, then we’ll ensure our own safety and that of those around us as a matter of course.

We launched the 24-hour safety mindset in March 2017 with a film spearheaded by our CEO. It was supported by promotional activities across the business, including campaign materials depicting real employees and their children in various safety scenarios.

Read the full story in our 2017 sustainability publication ‘Partnering for change’

Watch our safety campaign video

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Reducing exposure to hazardous areas at our Świecie mill

Engaging safety volunteers at our Stambolijski mill

  • Target 3.3 By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
  • Target 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment
A skilled and committed workforce

Our culture aims to inspire, engage and develop all our people to reach their full potential and ensure our business continues to grow and succeed. With around 26,000 employees across more than 30 countries, this means inspiring and empowering a global workforce to deliver our Group strategy and providing outstanding opportunities for their personal and professional development.

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  • Today’s socially conscious employees are looking for more purposeful, rewarding careers with companies that contribute clear social, economic and environmental value
  • Governments and other stakeholders increasingly expect businesses to contribute to the employment opportunities, skills and technical capacity of the markets in which they operate
  • According to Business in the Community1, creating meaningful employment is one of the most significant ways that business contributes to the livelihoods of individuals and communities

 

1) Business in the Community, The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, is a business-led, issue-focused charity for building a fairer society and a more sustainable future

  • Socio-economic, demographic and other trends continue to impact the global marketplace, providing opportunities and challenges for our business
  • Skills shortages can impact our ability to secure and retain skills for leadership and technical roles, especially in remote regions. Developing and retaining this talent is a key priority
  • By engaging with our employees, we can boost productivity and increase our appeal to those who seek purposeful careers where they can make a meaningful contribution to society

Our commitments

  • Engage with our people to create a better workplace

Our performance

  • Progress made on 2015 survey actions, and next global employee survey launched in January 2018
In focus Achieving excellence together. Every day

‘Excellence in touch with future’ is a day dedicated to exploring how we can achieve excellence together, every day, by fostering collaboration and driving performance. In November, the Commercial and Supply Chain Excellence Team led the day, bringing Mondi head office and operational managers together with external experts and customers to explore and share key trends and industry developments. In 2017, we focused on how quality, innovation, leadership and excellence contribute to improving performance. Importantly, the role of people was emphasised as critical to developing a culture of quality and collaboration. It’s people’s engagement, commitment, skills and teamwork that makes our processes efficient, our approach innovative, and our products suited to the needs of our customers. Each topic was introduced by an external speaker, followed by a Mondi response. ‘Gallery walks’ provided an opportunity to explore and share innovative initiatives across each topic area in more detail.

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Introducing ‘integration’ surveys in our newly acquired operations

  • Target 4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education
  • Target 4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
Fairness and diversity in the workplace

The geographic, cultural and personal diversity of our workforce is one of our greatest strengths. We promote fair working conditions and uphold high standards of employment and human rights to create a fair and diverse workplace.

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  • Global equality, employment and human rights issues are central to the public debate about how business interacts with society
  • Businesses that uphold high standards of human rights deliver significant value to society – promoting development opportunities and influencing positive change
  • A clear commitment to human rights across our operations and supply chain supports customers in managing their own supply chain risks
  • A more diverse workforce inspires innovation and creativity, while ensuring we can understand and meet the needs of our global stakeholders
  • By upholding high standards of employment and human rights, we reduce our reputational and business risks and improve employee engagement, commitment and effectiveness
  • We rely on a strong pipeline of talented employees from all backgrounds; increasingly, people want to work for companies that uphold only the highest ethical standards

Our commitments

  • Promote fair working conditions and diversity in the workplace

Our performance

  • Updated our Diversity Policy, with various diversity, talent management and development initiatives in place to support our approach

In focus Embracing diversity at Mondi Simet

Mondi Simet is one of our corrugated converting plants in Poland, located in Piaski, which became a part of Mondi in 2016. As a business imperative in respecting equal rights, and in line with Mondi’s culture of inclusion, Simet has always strived to embrace diversity in the local talent pool and provide equal opportunities to all. This includes disabled employees. They account for approximately 40% of Simet’s total employees and have demonstrated high levels of engagement, and very low absenteeism.

Over the years, the plant has made adjustments and adaptations to the workplace to meet their specific needs, including to machinery and equipment, computers, facilities, and other aspects, and has provided medical assistance and special insurance. In addition to these tangible adjustments, the plant operates in a culture of respect, equality and teamwork, reflected in the way all employees treat each other. As a result, the plant has been recognised over the years as an attractive, fair and inclusive employer in the region as reflected in the higher rates of disabled employees working at Simet relative to other employers.

Mondi Simet’s example has demonstrated true integration and inclusion, together with direct business benefits. These include access to a larger, more diverse talent pool, as well as an engaged and productive workforce.

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Developing an inclusive culture: Mondi Coating Štětí

  • Target 8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • Target 8.7 Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms
  • Target 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment
Sustainable fibre

Commitment by businesses globally to deforestation-free supply chains and financing is a tangible step towards the conservation and sustainable use of forests and other ecosystems1. This is fundamental to achieving zero net deforestation and forest degradation by 2020. We source wood and fibre only from responsibly managed forests and we are committed to zero deforestation and no illegal logging.

1) http://awsassets.panda.org/downloads/ wwf_position_on_deforestation_free_1_june_2015.pdf

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  • Forests are core to the cultures and livelihoods of communities worldwide: some 300 million people live in forests and more than one billion directly depend on them1
  • Deforestation2 and illegal logging contribute to biodiversity loss and climate change, negatively impact on ecosystem services, and encroach on the livelihoods and human rights of people around the world
  • Increasingly aware consumers demand responsible products which increases the need for transparency across the whole wood supply chain
  • Our customers also want more detailed information about our supply chain – from forest to mill and beyond

1) http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/deforestation/
2) The conversion of forest to other land use or the long-term reduction of the tree canopy cover below the minimum 10 percent threshold. See http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/am665e/am665e00.pdf

  • Wood is one of our primary raw materials, with sustainable sources of wood and fibre being essential to our business. We have a clear business imperative to contribute to a sustainable, fair and transparent wood supply chain
  • We need to provide robust evidence that we only procure wood from sustainable sources to comply with global legislation and satisfy stakeholders

Our commitments

  • Maintain 100% Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSCTM) certification of our owned and leased forestry operations and promote sustainable forest management
  • Procure a minimum of 70% of our wood from FSC- or PEFC-certified sources with the balance meeting our company minimum wood standard that complies with FSC’s requirements for Controlled Wood

Our performance

  • 100% of owned and leased forests certified



  • 71% of wood certified
In focus Increasing availability of credibly certified fibre

One of the aims of the Mondi-WWF Partnership is to help increase the availability of credibly certified fibre. Success relies on close interaction with the biggest forest certification schemes. In 2017, we started reviewing results of WWF’s Certification Assessment Tool (CAT), which provides a comparison of the governance systems and of the global standards of the FSC and PEFC global schemes. In 2018, we will conduct a more detailed comparative analysis of the national requirements across forest certification schemes as well as national legislation for one of Mondi’s main wood sourcing countries. As a pilot project we have selected the Czech Republic, because it has national standards for both FSC and PEFC as well as well-developed national forest legislation. This project will allow us to evaluate the key differences between the two forest certification schemes. We will also conduct an in-depth assessment of risk factors and possible control measures for the different countries Mondi sources its wood from. We aim to engage with relevant stakeholders on national and international levels in relation to the pilot results. Our ultimate goal is to define the minimum requirements for responsible sourcing in different locations in our wood supply chain by 2020.

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Supporting community forestry enterprise in South Africa

Supporting forest suppliers to gain certification in Russia

  • Target 12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
  • Target 15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally
Climate change

Climate change continues to be one of the greatest threats facing society, the environment and the global economy. Despite international action, emissions continue to rise – impacting on biodiversity, ecosystem services and economic development, and amplifying risks for livelihoods and food security.

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  • As human activities increasingly disrupt the climate, the risk of severe and irreversible impacts on people and ecosystems grows
  • While we have the collective means to limit climate change and allow continued economic development, stabilising the temperature increase to below 2°C1 requires urgent and fundamental action beyond business as usual2
  • Stakeholders expect businesses to play a part both in reducing emissions and providing solutions for limiting and adapting to climate change

1) Relative to pre-industrial levels
2) Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report, IPPC

  • Climate change may affect our operations and supply chain through its impacts on water resources, changing weather conditions, rising sea levels, carbon regulation and taxation, and energy availability and affordability
  • Our forests may also be impacted by more frequent forest fires, pests and diseases
  • As an energy-intensive business, we must clearly demonstrate progress in reducing our emissions to protect our market share and reputation, and secure investment and talent
  • There are opportunities to increase energy self-sufficiency, and enjoy financial savings and additional revenue from green electricity sales

Our commitments

  • Reduce specific CO2e emissions from our pulp and paper mills by 15% by 2030 against a 2014 baseline

Our performance

  • 15%1 reduction in specific CO2e emissions against 2014 baseline

1) Progress including Raubling in the commitment’s base year: 14% reduction; 2014 figure: 0.83

In focus Environmental benefits of our past investments, and moving forward with new investments

Over the last decade, we have increased energy self-sufficiency, reduced carbon emissions, increased energy efficiency and reduced the overall environmental footprint of our mills through major investments. Our most recent investments have included new recover boilers at Syktyvkar (2010), Frantschach (2013), Ružomberok (2014) and Świecie (2015), as well as new turbines at Stambolijski (2013), Ružomberok (2014) and Świecie (2015). Future plans include major investment at Štěti mill to replace the recovery boiler, expected to start-up by the end of 2018, and a new biofuel boiler and turbine at Syktyvkar.

Click here to find out more about our investments, past and future

  • Target 7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
  • Target 7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
  • Target 12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
Constrained resources and environmental impacts

Over the past century, the global economy has undergone unprecedented growth. Using and discarding raw materials at an ever increasing rate has led to resource scarcity, pollution, biodiversity loss, degradation of land and water, and climate change.

At Mondi, using resources wisely and managing environmental impacts has been a long-term driver of our sustainable growth.

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  • Industrial growth since the mid-20th century has created wealth, development and economic growth, but it has also endangered the crucial environmental systems society relies on. Without action, the earth will become much less hospitable to our modern globalised society1
  • Society expects business to play a key role in both mitigating and reversing these adverse impacts and in supporting more sustainable models of development
  • As population growth drives competition for natural resources such as water and fuel, businesses must use these resources equitably and efficiently, and minimise any adverse impacts

1) From WWF Living Planet Report 2016

  • Our business is natural resource-intensive and we impact on water, air and land through our emissions and waste
  • Alongside the environmental and social benefits, using resources wisely and efficiently makes good business sense
  • Water is vital to our production processes and we treat our waste water to a high standard. We also operate in some water scarce regions where the availability of water is a risk factor
  • Stricter regulation drives our investments to reduce air emissions such as NOx and fine dust emissions
  • Environmental incidents pose a risk to the environment as well as to our reputation, and can have financial and operational implications

Our commitments

Against a 2015 baseline:

  • Reduce specific contact water consumption of our pulp and paper mills by 5% compared to a 2015 baseline
  • Reduce specific waste to landfill by 7.5% compared to a 2015 baseline
  • Reduce specific NOx emissions from our pulp and paper mills by 7.5% compared to a 2015 baseline
  • Reduce specific effluent load to the environment (measure COD) by 5% compared to a 2015 baseline

Our performance

 

  • 3.3%1 reduction in specific contact water consumption against 2015 baseline

  • 18.4%2 reduction of specific waste to landfill against 2015 baseline
  • 13.4%3 reduction of specific NOx emissions against 2015 baseline

  • 8.7%4 reduction of specific effluent load against 2015 baseline

1) Progress including Raubling in the commitment’s base year: 1% reduction; 2015 figure: 33.15
2) Progress including Raubling in the commitment’s base year: 15.7% reduction; 2015 figure: 36.52
3) Progress including Raubling in the commitment’s base year: 10.5% reduction; 2015 figure: 1.98
4) Progress including Raubling in the commitment’s base year: 6.3% reduction; 2015 figure: 7.31

In focus Adopting a landscape approach: The WWF-Mondi Water Stewardship Partnership

We each have a role to play in reducing our own water footprint and managing our water-related risks. At the same time, we need to work together to ensure scalable solutions and effectively leverage collective resources and action. The Mondi Wetlands Programme (1991-2016) played an important role in transforming wetland management in South Africa and helped to advance our own wetland management practices. In 2017, we renamed it the WWF-Mondi Water Stewardship Partnership, reflecting its broader focus on catchment-based water stewardship which prioritises catchments with possible water-related risks. We conducted water stewardship assessments at our Richards Bay mill and two plantations in South Africa against the international Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard1, which provides a globally-applicable framework for major water users to understand their water use and impacts. We’re now using the outcomes to investigate meaningful, cost-effective improvements to our management system to meet and advance the requirements of the standard. We are in the process of discussing the findings with external parties such as WWF.

1) http://a4ws.org

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Investing in waste water treatment at Syktyvkar, Russia

Tackling odour and reducing the environmental footprint of our Štětí mill

Landfill rehabilitation at Stambolijski mill

  • Target 6.3 By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimising release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated waste water and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
  • Target 6.4 By 2030, substantially increase wateruse efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of fresh water to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity
  • Target 9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities
  • Target 12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
  • Target 12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimise their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
  • Target 12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
Biodiversity and ecosystems

Forests are home to as much as 80% of the world’s land-based animal and plant species1. They provide a host of benefits – from regulating climate and water cycles to absorbing carbon and providing food, shelter, fuel and an income for over a billion people worldwide. Despite this, global deforestation and land conversion continue to threaten biodiversity and contribute to climate change.

1) FAO, Eleventh World Forestry Congress, ‘Protective and environmental functions of forests’

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  • WWF’s Living Planet Report 2016 highlights that, increasingly, people are victims of the deteriorating state of nature: without action, the world will become much less hospitable to our modern globalised society1
  • The last remaining intact forest landscapes, like those in Russia, face increasing pressure from human activities. Sustainable management of secondary boreal forests is crucial to ensure future balance between conservation and wood fibre production
  • Fresh water is an increasingly scarce resource, especially in water-stressed areas such as South Africa. Responsible stewardship of wetlands and other freshwater ecosystems is key to meeting the current and future needs of communities and business

1) http://awsassets.panda.org/downloads/lpr_living_planet_report_2016_summary.pdf

  • Wood fibre is one of our primary raw materials; access to sustainable and responsible sources of wood fibre is essential to our business
  • We manage 2.1 million hectares of natural boreal forests in Russia and around 245,000 hectares of plantation forests in South Africa
  • We manage our owned and leased forests in a way that secures their long-term productivity, whilst maintaining quantity and quality of water, soils, biodiversity, and social value
  • Some of our manufacturing operations are located near sensitive ecosystems, protected areas or other high conservation value areas. Managing our impacts in these areas is a responsibility we take seriously

Our commitments

  • Promote ecosystem stewardship in the landscapes where we operate through continued multi-stakeholder collaboration

Our performance

  • Extended the work of the WWF-Mondi Partnership in South Africa and Russia
  • Continued to actively support collaborations including the NGP, the BFP and the NCP
In focus Promoting water stewardship in Russia

We have been working with Silver Taiga Foundation in the Komi Republic to assess the long-term impacts of logging operations on the Mezen River catchment. We jointly launched a project ‘Model River Mezen’ in 2011 to develop constructive dialogue with stakeholders so we could better understand the long-term impacts of logging operations on fish resources. Early research indicated that over-fishing and illegal fishing were having a greater long-term impact on fish populations than logging operations. In 2017, Silver Taiga summarised data from seven years of monitoring the quality of spawning of Atlantic salmon. Based on this data, the Polar Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography has now included the Mezen River in its list of water bodies recommended for the release of a number of valuable fish species. Almost half a million grayling are planned for release in 2018. In 2017, the first Mezen River festival attracted 400 people from surrounding settlements with the aim to communicate and promote responsible management of fish resources among local communities. There are now plans to hold the festival annually in different settlements along the Mezen River.

Click here to read the story in full

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Mondi supports IUFRO

  • Target 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore waterrelated ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes
  • Target 12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
  • Target 15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements
  • Target 15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally
Supplier conduct and responsible procurement

In an increasingly globalised and connected economy, sustainable growth depends on creating transparent and responsible supply chains. But achieving it is a complex challenge shared by businesses worldwide. We’re taking steps to improve transparency and promoting fair working conditions for a responsible, inclusive and sustainable supply chain.

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  • Through the lens of today’s stakeholders, businesses need to manage adverse impacts on people and ecosystems, including issues such as labour and human rights, both within their own operations and in their supply chains
  • Our customers request increasingly detailed information about how we manage our supply chain to support them in managing their own risks
  • Global socio-economic shifts can provide business opportunities, but they may also mean greater exposure to risks such as human rights violations, poor environmental practices or controversial sourcing of raw materials
  • A responsible supply chain delivers far-reaching benefits for our business – from continuity of supply and reduced impact of market volatility to greater collaboration and innovation
  • Managing our supply chain impacts is crucial to our sustainable growth
  • Achieving meaningful change means working across our global supply chain to develop practical, risk-based solutions that mitigate impacts where it is needed most
  • It’s crucial we manage our risks in countries of weaker governance as suppliers globally shift production to the emerging markets and supply chains become increasingly complex

Our commitments

  • Encourage supply chain transparency and promote fair working conditions together with our key suppliers

Our performance

  • Initiated a high-level risk assessment of our key suppliers

In focus Suppliers risk assessment

In 2017, we launched a new project to complete a high-level risk assessment of a representative sample of suppliers so that we can better understand the geographies, product categories and suppliers that pose the highest risks to Mondi and its stakeholders along the value chain. The results of this risk assessment will inform the risk categories and evaluation criteria for supplier evaluation going forward, as well as the update of our Code of Conduct for Suppliers, and training and audit protocols. Our intention is for this entire process to be managed in SRM once it is fully rolled out and live. We anticipate that this project will run until 2020, ultimately covering all supplier categories across our global operations.

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A more efficient wood transport system

  • Target 8.7 Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking, and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms
  • Target 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment
  • Target 12.2 By 2030 achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
Relationships with communities

Around the world, businesses have a significant impact on local people. As a global company and a major employer, we play an important role in the local communities where we operate – from creating employment and business opportunities to paying taxes and investing in local infrastructure. It’s important to listen to our stakeholders and consider their needs in our business decisions.

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  • Business plays a fundamental role in the wellbeing of local communities, but conflict and mistrust can arise and opportunities may be missed if impacts are not managed and stakeholder concerns not considered
  • Mondi is a major employer and people rely on us for their livelihoods, both directly and through our supply chain
  • We use natural resources and local infrastructure and we have an impact on the environment; our stakeholders expect us to share resources fairly and to manage our impacts
  • In more remote areas, we contribute to local communities through services like energy and waste water treatment, and by supporting infrastructure and community development
  • We depend on thriving local communities to continue to prosper; our businesses are more likely to grow and succeed when they are part of a healthy, prosperous and dynamic community
  • We depend on our surrounding communities for talent and skills, and goods and services, while our ‘social licence to operate’ is influenced by local relationships
  • By engaging with local communities, we better understand potential conflicts and risks and identify opportunities for mutually beneficial relationships
  • Working together with local stakeholders helps leverage our collective positive impact and share know-how and skills

Our commitments

  • Enhance social value to our communities through effective stakeholder engagement and meaningful social investments

Our performance

  • Progress made on an indicator-based toolkit to measure the social and business value of community investments
In focus Mondi Štěti: creating social and economic value through investments

Our Štěti mill (Czech Republic) has set its sights on an ambitious new vision: to cement its position as Europe’s number one kraft paper centre by significantly expanding its production of top quality products, at the lowest costs in the market. Štěti’s modernisation project is fundamental to realising this ambition: to transform production and significantly improve the environmental performance of the mill – all contributing to becoming a better place to live and work in. Engaging with the Štěti community has been and continues to be key, and we’re seeing the benefits through improved local relationships and opportunities.

“We are delighted by Mondi Štětí’s commitment to being a good corporate citizen. The investments made by the mill and its employees in community projects in the past have contributed significantly to enhancing the quality of life here, and continue to encourage young people to stay in the region.” Tomáš Ryšánek, Mayor of Štěti

Click here to read the full story and for further information also see pages 12-13 of our 2017 sustainability publication ‘Partnering for change’

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Promoting social inclusion among South Africa’s marginalised youth

Independence through enterprise: Mondi Zimele

  • Target 4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
  • Target 9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human wellbeing, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all
  • Target 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, particularly in developing countries, to financial services including affordable credit and their integration into value chains and markets
Solutions that create value for our customers

Consumer interest in responsible products continues to rise, with companies willing to respond to a new kind of socially-conscious consumer, unlocking opportunities for brand growth, and the ways products are packaged and marketed on a global scale. We’re responding with innovations, collaboration and partnerships that aim to deliver sustainable products and solutions.

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  • An increasing number of consumers consider sustainability to be an imperative rather than a benefit
  • With more people looking for products that align with their values, the global market for sustainable goods continues to expand: a study of 30,000 consumers in 60 countries1 shows that 66% are willing to pay more for sustainable brands2
  • Our customers increasingly look to us to help them deliver their sustainability commitments by reducing the impacts of their packaging and helping them reduce landfill, food waste and emissions

1) Across Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and North America
2) http://www.nielsen.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en/reports-downloads/2015-reports/global-sustainability-report-oct-2015.pdf

  • Responding to the increasing demand for sustainable products provides us with opportunities to collaborate with our customers and develop unique solutions to meet their needs
  • Developing solutions that are manufactured within the limits of the planet and enable society to address its social and environmental challenges makes good social, environmental and business sense. In contrast, global brands that ignore this trend face reputational and business risks

Our commitments

  • Encourage sustainable, responsibly produced products

Our performance

  • Progress made on working with key stakeholders on developing sustainable, responsibly produced products
In focus Nestle coffee: aluminium-free packaging

Aluminium foil has one of the highest carbon footprints per kilogramme of all flexible packaging materials. Environmentally conscious Swedish consumers have motivated the Swedish coffee manufacturer, to substitute aluminium foil and metalised barriers with more sustainable solutions. Nestle Helsingborg (Sweden) was one of the pioneers in responding to this need. Mondi Halle (Germany) supplies barrier aluminium-free laminates for roast and ground coffee and coffee beans to Nestle Helsingborg under the leading market brand “Zoegas”. The core product is the inner lining for the vacuum pack. It is a transparent laminate made of PET which guarantees a high level of oxygen, aroma and water vapour barrier, to ensure that the taste and flavour of the coffee is maintained during the entire shelf life, thereby reducing food waste. We are now working on a second generation lining to further enhance its environmental performance by reducing packaging weight per unit. We are also developing longer term initiatives such as laminate solutions based on 100% renewable material to support Nestle in meeting its sustainability targets.

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  • Target 12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
  • Target 12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimise their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
  • Target 12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

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