Mondi endorses a common vision for a global treaty to end plastic pollution

Press release
21 September, 2022
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  • Mondi is among the 80+ businesses and organisations that announced a common vision of a circular economy in which plastic never becomes waste or pollution
  • The newly launched ’Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty’ brings together stakeholders along the plastic value chain to accelerate global action to end plastic pollution in the environment and oceans

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, endorsed a common vision for an effective and ambitious UN Global Treaty to End Plastic Pollution alongside over 80 global businesses across the plastics value chain, financial institutions and non-governmental organisations. The vision is the creation of a circular economy in which plastic never becomes waste or pollution, and the value of products and materials is retained in the economy.

The vision will form the basis for future policy engagements with governments through a newly launched Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty. The Coalition, convened by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WWF, aims to develop ambitious policy recommendations, engage with treaty negotiators, and build confidence in the business community on the benefits and necessity of an effective global plastics treaty.

Global challenges such as plastic pollution require global answers. Mondi is proud to join this international coalition, because we understand that collaboration is vital to drive progress at scale. With our approach ‘Paper where possible, plastic when useful’, we advocate a holistic approach to sustainability, which is in line with the vision for a circular economy for plastics.

Mondi joined the call for a UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution alongside many leading businesses and financial institutions at the beginning of 2022. In April this year, the agreement on the adoption of a mandate for an International Negotiating Committee to develop a legally binding treaty marked an important milestone. This new Business Coalition aims to provide a clear voice in the treaty negotiations to amplify the call for an ambitious and effective treaty to end plastic pollution and will remain active until the multilateral negotiations on the treaty conclude in 2024.

Collaboration key for turning the tide on plastic pollution

Plastic pollution represents a growing issue, which resulted in this global call to jointly protect the future of our marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

Mondi works with various customers and collaborates with multiple cross-industry organisations to drive progress and support the transition to a circular economy for plastics.

Mondi signed up to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Global Commitment in 2018, which works towards eliminating plastic pollution and creating 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable plastic packaging by 2025. 

Through its sustainability framework MAP2030 , Mondi has committed to making 100% of its packaging and paper solutions reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 (currently 78% based on revenue and applying Mondi’s Path to Circularity Scorecard criteria).


Susan Brunner
Senior Sustainability Positioning Manager
Tel: +43 1 79013 5654

About Mondi

Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and films, to developing and manufacturing sustainable consumer and industrial packaging solutions using paper where possible, plastic when useful. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy, with our ambitious commitments to 2030 focused on circular driven solutions, created by empowered people, taking action on climate. 

In 2021, Mondi had revenues of €7.0 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.2 billion from continuing operations, and employed 21,000 people worldwide. Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI), where the Group is a FTSE100 constituent, and also has a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP).