Performance against our MAP2030 commitments

We made significant progress in the second year of delivery against our MAP2030 framework. Scroll down for an overview of our 2022 performance against each sustainability commitment and target of MAP2030.

Performance details for 2022


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Slightly behind target

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In development

Figures reported in 'specific' terms are normalised: specific CO2 emissions are reported in tonnes per tonne of saleable production or per MWh; specific contact water in m3 per tonne of saleable production; and specific waste to landfill, specific COD and specific NOx all in kg per tonne of saleable production. 


Circular Driven Solutions

  • Make our packaging and paper solutions reusable, recyclable and or compostable


    • 100% of our packaging and paper products are reusable, recyclable or compostablebuttonOn track


    2022 performance

    Our business units made progress in the implementation of their circular driven solutions roadmaps in 2022. Based on our revenue, 82% of our portfolio of packaging and paper solutions is reusable, recyclable or compostable today (up from 77% in 2021). We continued to collaborate with our customers to deliver more sustainable solutions, for example with the European fashion e-retailer MODIVO on its eCommerce packaging. Read about it here. 

    We conducted 234 Product Impact Assessments, and 335 Product Carbon Footprints were calculated. We updated our Sustainable Products Criteria and renamed it to ‘Sustainable Products Principles’ featuring seven design principles. We revised and updated our Mondi’s ‘Path to Circularity Scorecard’ criteria to reflect latest insights and developments in regulatory and industry guidelines, such as the 4evergreen Design for Circularity and CEFLEX’s Design for a Circular Economy guidelines.  

    We continued to invest in research and development in 2022. Mondi announced the opening of a recycling laboratory with focus on fibre-based products and pulp in Austria, as well as a €5 million investment in a new R&D centre in Germany.

  • Avoid waste by keeping materials in circulation


    • Eliminate waste to landfill from our manufacturing processesbuttonOn track


    2022 performance

    In 2022, we reduced our absolute waste to landfill from our manufacturing processes by around 8,500 tonnes, which is a reduction of more than 4% since 2020. This was achieved by process improvements in Štětí (Czech Republic) and turning sludge into a soil improvement product in Kuopio (Finland). 

    We started reusing fibre sludge from the wastewater treatment plant of our mill in Richards Bay (South Africa) as landfill cover in 2022. We also found an alternative use for waste lime mud from our mill in Ružomberok (Slovakia) in the production of cement. 

  • Work with others to eliminate unsustainable packaging


    • Progress made through our partnerships and stakeholder engagement activities every yearbuttonOn track


    2022 performance

    We continued to collaborate in various cross-industry organisations to drive progress at scale. 

    We continued to engage with the World Food Programme to tackle food waste and help improve food security for vulnerable communities supported by WFP around the world.

    Mondi also joined the Business Coaliton for a Global Plastics Treaty in 2022. Read about it here.   

    As part of our engagement with CEFLEX, we were involved in near infrared (NIR) sortability tests, a position paper on recycled content, and testing of the web-based Design for Circular Economy (D4ACE) tool.

    In 2022, Mondi representatives were also involved in the development of three 4evergreen guidelines with the aim of boosting the circularity of fibre-based solutions in Europe. Mondi also joined the CELAB-Europe Regulatory workstream.  

Empowered People

  • Build skills that support long-term employability


    • Enable our employees to participate in upskilling programmesbuttonOn track


    2022 performance

    In 2022, employees and contractors across Mondi completed 443,000 hours of training, including 49% of hours dedicated to safety training, and 3,200 hours of new ways of learning such as e-learnings and online sessions.

    Around 31% of employees took part in the online ‘Performance and Development Review’ (PDR) process facilitating individual feedback. 24% completed the Mondi 'Individual Development Plan' and 734 employees received 360° feedback in 2022. 

    We also offered a series of internal sustainability training sessions on topics from Climate Change and Net-Zero to assessing product impacts and human rights due diligence, with 2,122 training hours completed in 2022. 

  • Provide purposeful employment for all our employees in a diverse and inclusive workplace


    • Achieve 90% Purpose Satisfaction score in our employee surveybuttonOn track
    • Achieve 90% Inclusiveness score in our employee surveybuttonOn track
    • Employ 30% women across MondibuttonOn track


    2022 performance

    Around 2,600 employees were invited to share their views on topics such as work-life-balance, inclusiveness and personal wellbeing in our pulse surveys in 2022. The results offered first insights on how we are performing against our MAP2030 targets around purpose satisfaction and inclusion. 

    We established the ‘Curious Community’ in 2022, which connects employees from 17 countries across all business units and career levels and serves as a sounding board to develop new initiatives and ideas around D&I.  

    In 2022, we had 22% female employees, which is an improvement of 1% since last year. Female representation of our Executive Committee was 25%, with female direct reports to the Executive Committee 25%, and 33% female directors on the Mondi Board. 

  • Create an environment that enables a positive work-life experience, valuing our safety health and mental wellbeing


    • Zero fatalitiesbuttonNot on track
    • Zero life-altering injuriesbuttonNot on track
    • 15% reduction of Total Recordable Case RatebuttonOn track
    • Support our employees in pursuit of a work-life experience that enhances their wellbeingbuttonOn track
    • Our operations drive awareness of and take measures to improve health and mental wellbeingbuttonOn track


    2022 performance

    Unfortunately, we experienced a contractor fatality in 2022 at Mondi Frantschach (Austria). Although no system failures or management actions were identified that could have prevented the incident, it is a reminder that we can never be complacent in prioritising safety.  

    We also experienced two life-altering injuries in operations in Poland and Czech Republic. Both incidents were investigated to identify root causes and contributing factors, and necessary actions were taken to prevent reoccurrences. 

    We had 189 recordable cases in our operations (excluding new acquisitions) in 2022. This equates to a TRCR of 0.63 and represents a 7.8% decrease compared with our 2020 baseline of 0.68, and 11.8% since last year. We achieved our TRCR milestone for 2022, which was set at 0.66.  

    A new Mental Wellbeing index was tested in several operations and we expanded the reach of the Employee Assistance Programme, with 94% of Mondi colleagues worldwide now having access to the confidential telephone hotline.  

Taking Action on Climate

  • Reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with science-based Net-Zero targets


    • Reduce our Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 46.2% by 2030 from a 2019 baselinebuttonOn track
    • Reduce Scope 3 emissions by 27.5% by 2030 from a 2019 baselinebuttonOn track
    • Reduce Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 90% by 2050 from a 2019 baselinebuttonOn track


    2022 performance

    At the end of 2022, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) approved our Net-Zero targets, marking an important milestone in the Group’s climate action journey.

    In 2022, we reduced absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 16.9% compared with our 2019 baseline, and 9.4% since last year. Since 2004, we have reduced our absolute GHG emissions by 3.0 million tonnes CO2, which is a 43.5% reduction.

    80% of the fuels used in our mills were from renewables. We increased the purchase of electricity from renewables, reducing our Scope 2 emissions by 25.7% compared to last year. 

    In 2022, our Scope 3 emissions were estimated to represent 46% of our total GHG emissions. We reduced our Scope 3 emissions by around 183,000 tonnes CO2. This is a reduction of 5.1% against last year and a 12.6% reduction against the 2019 baseline. 

    Scope 1, 2 and 3 in total were reduced to 7.4 million tonnes in 2022, which is a 15% reduction compared with our 2019 baseline, and 7.4% since last year.

  • Maintain zero deforestation in our wood supply, sourcing from resilient forests


    • Maintain 100% FSCTM certification in our own forest landholdingsbuttonOn track
    • 100% responsibly sourced fibre with 75% FSC- or PEFC-certified fibre procured by 2025 and the remainder meeting the FSC Controlled Wood standardbuttonOn track
    • Implement leading forestry measures to ensure productive and resilient forestsbuttonOn track


    2022 performance

    In South Africa, we prolonged FSC forest management certification for over 250,000 hectares of our landholdings for the next 5-year period. We also implemented PEFC certification.

    100% of our fibre was responsibly sourced, with 75% FSC or PEFC certified and the remainder meeting the FSC Controlled Wood standard.

    We engaged in two meetings of the IUFRO-Mondi partnership to better understand climate change impacts on and challenges for forests and the forest-based industry.

    We also completed and presented the Forest Risk Map with a focus on Central and Eastern European coniferous forests.

  • Safeguard biodiversity and water resources in our operations and beyond


    • Conduct water stewardship assessments at our mills and forestry operations by 2025, and implement required actions to address the findings by 2030buttonOn track
    • Conduct biodiversity assessments at our mills and forest operations, introducing biodiversity action plans where necessary by 2025buttonOn track


    2022 performance

    We conducted assessments against our Group Water Stewardship Standard in Ružomberok (Slovakia), Štětí (Czech Republic) and Świecie (Poland) and developed action plans for water stewardship. To date, we have assessed 38% of our mills and forestry operations.

    In addition, we conducted biodiversity assessments and developed action plans for three mills. We have assessed 46% of our mills and forestry operations. 

    We intensified our collaboration with local NGOs and scientific organisations in 2022. We began the next phase of our partnership with the National Biodiversity and Business Network of the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) to develop the biodiversity accounting principles for our forestry operations in South Africa. 

Responsible Business Practices
Environmental performance

  • We will continually work on improving the environmental performance of our operations to minimise environmental impacts


    • Reduce specific contact water consumption by 10% by 2030 from a 2020 baselinebuttonOn track
    • Reduce specific effluent load (measure COD) by 15% by 2030 from a 2020 baselinebuttonOn track
    • Reduce specific NOx emissions from our pulp and paper mills by 10% by 2030 from a 2020 baseline buttonOn track
    • Reduce specific waste to landfill by 30% by 2030 from a 2020 baselinebuttonOn track
    • 100% of our operations will be certified according to globally accepted environmental standards equivalent to ISO 14001 by 2025buttonOn track


    2022 performance

    In 2022, the specific contact water consumption of our pulp and paper mills decreased by 3.2% compared with our 2020 baseline. We reported a slight increase of 0.4% against 2021, for example e.g. due to increased washing activities after a significant flooding at Mondi Merebank.

    Specific COD emissions decreased by 7.7% compared with our 2020 baseline, and increased by 4.1% since last year, mainly due to process instabilities at the Świecie wastewater treatment plant after the annual shut. 

    Our specific NOx emissions were 6.1% lower compared with our 2020 baseline, and 2.6% lower than last year. These improvements are related to investments into our mills, including an improved anaerobic wastewater pre-treatment in Ružomberok.

    We reported a 7.8% decrease of specific waste to landfill compared with our 2020 baseline, and 6.5% since last year. The usage of fibre sludge as soil improvement in our Kuopio mill (Finland) contributed to this improvement.

    100% of our pulp and paper mills and 70% of our converting operations were ISO 14001 certified in 2022. 

Responsible Business Practices
Human rights

  • Strengthen governance systems to prevent human rights violations and remedy any adverse impacts


    • Develop the due diligence and risk assessment methodology and guidance with the support of the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) by end of 2021buttonCompleted
    • 100% of operations with a completed human rights due diligence & risk assessment, and action plan in place to address findings by 2025buttonOn track
    • 100% of operations to have addressed their human rights impacts (investigate, prevent future occurrences and remedy adverse impacts) by 2030buttonOn track


    2022 performance

    We have continued to make progress on our human rights targets: We carried out two due diligence pilots in operations in Mexico and Türkiye to test our approach on a local level. In both operations, no violations of human rights were found. Some areas of improvements were identified and action plans related to working hours, recommendations for safety improvements and equality were initiated.

    We have also identified our human rights focus areas and established a risk-based approach and risk identification process that considers the local context, prior incidents as well as established practices.

Responsible Business Practices

  • Maintain social investments in our communities to support sustainable development aligned with local needs


    •  Report on our total social investment annuallybuttonOn track


    2022 performance

    In 2022, Mondi Group and Mondi operations around the world have spent over €8.9 million on social investments including a €2 million donations to the World Food Programme to support people in need in Ukraine. 

    We conducted two Socio-Economic Assessment Toolbox (SEAT) processes in Czech Republic and Türkiye. As a series of face-to-face dialogues with local key stakeholders, the Mondi SEAT assessments aim to better understand the perception and impacts of Mondi operations – both within the company and in the regions they operate.

Responsible Business Practices

  • We mitigate risks and create greater transparency in our supply chains through our responsible procurement process


    • We will minimise the supplier risk ratio year-on-yearbuttonSlightly behind target


    2022 performance

    We continued to engage with our supplier base through our Responsible Procurement process. We conducted follow-up steps with high-risk suppliers from previous assessments and screened 369 newly on-boarded and reactivated supplier sites, of which 40 were considered potential high risk and consequently encouraged to complete a questionnaire. After a detailed assessment, one supplier site (0.3%) remained classified as potential high risk and one supplier site (0.3%) did not complete the questionnaire. Escalation procedures are being carried out.

    The slight increase in our supplier-risk ratio can be attributed to the smaller sample of suppliers screened in 2022.

    We also completed a ‘Sustainability in Procurement’ project to integrate our MAP2030 targets into the procurement strategy and improved our Responsible Procurement process in 2022.

  • Ensure that all our wood fibre (round wood, wood chips and market pulp) is sourced solely from credible wood sources


    • Maintain 100% of wood fibre compliant with credible standards (FSCTM, PEFC, or Controlled Wood)buttonOn track
    • For high-risk countries maintain 100% FSC-certified fibre sourcing or implement additional risk mitigation measures
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    • 100% FSC- or PEFC-certified market pulpbuttonOn track
    • 100% FSC or PEFC Chain-of-Custody certification for our pulp and paper millsbuttonOn track
    • We will continue to work with certification bodies to ensure credibility of the certification and Controlled Wood systemsbuttonOn track


    2022 performance

    In 2022, we maintained 100% compliant wood fibre with credible standards comprising 75% of FSC and PEFC and the remainder controlled wood.

    We sourced a small volume of wood from high-risk countries which was FSC Controlled Wood (with additional third-party verification) due to wood supply disruptions in Europe.

    We have achieved 100% certified pulp sourcing and maintained 100% Chain-of-Custody certification with Controlled Wood requirements for our pulp and paper mills.

    We participated in the PEFC and FSC General Assemblies in 2022 and contributed to issue-specific working groups.