Responsible Business Practices

Our responsible business practices focus on environmental performance, human rights, communities and responsible procurement.

Mondi Steti production worker

Responsible business practices underpin our MAP2030 performance

Our sustainability framework, Mondi Action Plan 2030 (MAP2030), is based on responsible business practices spanning environmental performance, human rights, communities, and responsible procurement. 

Our responsible business practices at a glance

Resource efficiency is fundamental to many of our material issues. We work with partners across our value chain to use resources wisely, prevent environmental degradation and support a circular economy.

We are committed to reducing water use and increase water recycling, as well as to finding alternative solutions for waste by recycling or reuse.

Mondi Richardsbay energy plant

reduction in specific NOx emissions compared with our 2020 baseline


social investments in our communities


of total supplier spend screened through Responsible Procurement process since we started

2022 responsible business practices highlights

Our responsible business practices commitments, their targets and performance

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 baseline

On track

Reduce specific effluent load (measure COD) by 15% by 2030 from a 2020 baseline

On track

Reduce specific NOx emissions from our pulp and paper mills by 10% by 2030 from a 2020 baseline

On track

Reduce specific waste to landfill by 30% by 2030 from a 2020 baseline

On track

100% of our operations will be certified according to globally accepted environmental standards equivalent to ISO 14001 by 2025

On track

2022 performance

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 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 . 

Human rights: Strengthen governance systems to prevent human rights violations and remedy any adverse impacts.

Communities: Maintain social investments in our communities to support sustainable development aligned with local needs.

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

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