Relationships with communities

As a global company employing more than 26,000 people, we play an important role in communities around the world – creating employment and business opportunities and investing in local infrastructure. We’re developing our approach to measure the social value we create through our investments in communities.

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  • Mondi is a major employer and people rely on us for their livelihoods, both directly and through our supply chain
  • We also use natural resources and local infrastructure and we have an impact on the environment
  • In more remote areas, we supply services like energy and wastewater treatment and support infrastructure and community development
  • Our businesses are more likely to succeed when they are part of healthy, prosperous and dynamic communities
  • Local communities supply our operations with talent, skills, goods and services
  • By engaging with local communities, we better understand potential conflicts and opportunities while protecting our ‘social licence to operate’
  • Working with local stakeholders helps leverage our 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 a toolkit to measure the social and business value of community investments
In focus Funding youth-led enterprises for solutions to the SDGs

In 2018 we partnered with One Young World, the global forum for young leaders, on the Lead2030 initiative – a competition to find youth-led practical solutions to drive progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our aim is to raise awareness of ‘responsible consumption and production’ and drive greater innovation across both our own business and industry more broadly. We committed $50,000 to fund a project that will make a tangible contribution to SDG12 ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’.

Applications are open to 18-30 year-olds from around the world to apply for a chance to receive funds and business mentoring from senior figures in Mondi. With Mondi’s help, the winning candidate will have the opportunity to turn their concept into a viable solution for tackling waste in manufacturing and make a positive contribution to achieving SDG12.

The One Young World 2018 Summit took place in The Hague (Netherlands) in October 2018. The Summit brought together 1,800+ young leaders from 190+ countries to debate, exchange and devise solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

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  • Target 1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance
  • Target 2.a Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks in order to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular least developed countries
  • 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 3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all
  • Target 4.2 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary 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
  • Target 4.b By 2020, substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and African countries, for enrolment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, technical, engineering and scientific programmes, in developed countries and other developing countries
  • Target 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalisation and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • 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 8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training
  • 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
  • Target 11.1 By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums
  • Target 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships