Mondi’s science-based Net-Zero targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction validated by SBTi

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15 December, 2022
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  • Mondi among the first packaging and paper companies with validated Net-Zero targets
  • Near-term targets by 2030: 46.2% reduction of absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and 27.5% reduction of Scope 3 GHG emissions
  • Long-term targets by 2050: 90% reduction of absolute Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions

Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper solutions provider, confirms that the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has assessed and approved its science-based Net-Zero targets. The targets covering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Mondi’s operations and supply chain (Scopes 1, 2 and 3) are consistent with a reduction required to keep global warming to 1.5 o C, needed to prevent the most damaging effects of climate change according to the latest climate science¹. Mondi announced its commitment to Net-Zero GHG emissions reduction in January 2022 and is among the first companies in the packaging and paper sector to have validated Net-Zero targets from the SBTi.

In the near-term, Mondi has committed to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 46.2% and Scope 3 GHG emissions by 27.5% by 2030 from a 2019 base year². Our long-term target is to reduce absolute Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions by 90% by 2050.

Mondi has already made strategic energy-related investments across its pulp and paper mills with more than €650 million invested since 2015. We generate most of our energy needs in energy plants on-site and our pulp and paper mills are largely electricity self-sufficient.

The IPCC special report on 1.5°C highlights the necessity to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The setting of a science-based reduction target is an important step in supporting achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 Climate Action and is an important next step on our decarbonisation trajectory, while supporting transparency and accountability through annual disclosures.

The approval of our science-based Net-Zero targets according to SBTi’s Net-Zero Standard underlines our long-term commitment to taking action on climate. Mondi has already made significant progress, achieving a 46% reduction of our specific CO 2 e emissions to 2021 against our initial 2004 baseline. We are pleased to be among the first in our sector to have approved Net-Zero targets and recognise that much more needs to be done swiftly and urgently as we move towards a low-carbon, circular economy

[1] https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/

[2] The target boundary for Scopes 1 and 2 includes biogenic land-related emission and removals from bioenergy feedstocks.

 

 

Aerial view of Mondi SCP in Ru┼żomberok (Slovakia);

 

 

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For further information, please contact:

Susan Brunner, Senior Sustainability Positioning Manager
Mondi Group Sustainable Development
Tel: +43 1 79013 5654
Email: susan.brunner@mondigroup.com  

 

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).

 

About Science Based Targets initiative

The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting, offers resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adoption, and independently assesses and approves companies’ targets.