Climate change

Climate change is 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 communities. In 2018, we committed to reducing our production-related GHG emissions using the science-based target setting methodology.

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  • The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change states that global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues at the current rate1
  • Stabilising the temperature increase to below 2°C2 will require drastic action far beyond business as usual3
  • Businesses are expected to play a key role in reducing emissions and limiting and adapting to climate change
  • Investors require climate-related financial disclosures to understand an organisation’s risks

2) Relative to pre-industrial levels
3) Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report, IPCC


  • Climate changes affects our operations and supply chain through its impact on water, weather, sea levels, carbon regulation and taxation, and energy availability and affordability
  • Our forests may be impacted by more frequent forest fires, pests and diseases
  • We are committed to demonstrating progress in reducing emissions
  • Increasing our energy self-sufficiency provides financial savings and increases our energy security

Our commitments

  • Reduce specific CO2e emissions from our pulp and paper mills by 15% by 2030 against a 2014 baseline
  • Reduce production-related specific Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions from our pulp and paper mills to 0.25 tonnes CO2 per tonne of saleable production by 2050 against a 2014 baseline

Our performance

  • 14.5%1 reduction in specific CO2e emissions against the 2014 baseline
  • 7.7% reduction of specific production-related CO2 emissions against the 2014 baseline

1) Progress including Raubling in the commitment’s base year: 13.3 % reduction; 2014 figure: 0.83


In focus Mondi joins WWF’s Climate Savers

In 2018, we joined the ranks of global climate leaders by signing up to Climate Savers, WWF’s climate leadership programme for businesses. Climate Savers members aim to transform businesses into low-carbon economy leaders. Our participation is part of our strategic global partnership with WWF. We have committed to working to further reduce GHG emissions across our entire value chain and to taking actions to positively influence the packaging and paper sector as well as policy makers. Taking action to reduce GHG emissions is also in line with the ‘Unfold the future’ roadmap set out by member companies of the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) to reduce its carbon footprint by 80% by 2050 compared to 1998.

In 2017, we defined a new long-term GHG reduction target for production-related GHG, calculated using the science-based target setting methodology. The emissions covered by this target represent about 72% of our total Scope 1 and 2 emissions in 2018. Our GHG reduction target, calculated using the science-based target setting methodology, is:

- Reduce production-related specific GHG emissions to 0.25 tonnes CO2 per tonne of saleable production by 2050, against a 2014 baseline of 0.59 tonnes CO2 per tonne of saleable production with a 2025 milestone: 0.44 tonnes CO2 per tonne of saleable production.

- As part of our global partnership with WWF, we are also investigating an energy sales related science-based GHG reduction target which would capture an additional 400,000 tonnes of our total Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025 against a 2014 baseline of 1,400,000 tonnes CO2.

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  • 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 7.a By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology


  • 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 SDG 13 Climate action



  • Target 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
  • Target 13.3 Improve education, awarenessraising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning