We are accelerating our climate plans by committing to transition to Net-Zero by 2050

The climate crisis presents the urgent challenge and important opportunity to transition to a low carbon economy. Building on two decades of progress, Mondi is accelerating actions to tackle emissions all across our value chain.

Net-Zero by 2050 in line with a 1.5°C scenario

One year into delivering against our latest sustainability targets under the Mondi Action Plan 2030 (MAP2030), we are building on our previous science-based targets – approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in 2019 – with an even more ambitious target for our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.

Our Net-Zero target will see us reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused through the:
  • Combustion of fuels to generate the energy required by our manufacturing (Scope 1)
  • Energy we purchase from the grid to run our business (Scope 2)
  • Indirect emissions from activities we don’t control, like colleagues commuting or transportation of our sold products (Scope 3)
Mondi has achieved a 46% reduction in specific GHG emissions against our 2004 baseline

This extensive experience in reducing our Scope 1 and 2 emissions supports our roadmap for further reductions and our clear Net-Zero commitment.

This roadmap is supported by planned energy-related investment projects. Building on our success to date, these investments focus on optimising energy and process efficiency and replacing fossil fuel-based energy with renewable sources.

As for Scope 3 emissions, these can be tricky to tackle for businesses in all sectors. This is mostly due to the challenge of tracking and reducing impacts across ‘downstream’ activities, like emissions generated by colleagues commuting and customer activities.

We focus on stakeholder engagement to tackle these emissions. For instance, by selecting suppliers with higher renewable energy use and recycling rates.

What else is Mondi doing to take action on climate?

GHG emissions are one very important piece of the complicated climate crisis puzzle. In focusing on the areas where Mondi can have the greatest impact, we are also committed to:

  • Maintaining zero deforestation in our wood supply and sourcing from healthy and resilient forests
  • Safeguarding biodiversity and water resources in our operations and beyond
  • Using resources efficiently as part of our Responsible Business Practices

Read more about our Taking Action on Climate commitments, targets and progress under the Mondi Action Plan 2030.