Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Mondi Group shares its 2016 sustainable development report, including progress on Growing Responsibly model and commitments

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 9:00am

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Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, today released its 2016 reporting suite including its full online Sustainable development report, its Global Thinking, Local Action sustainability publication, and its Integrated report and financial statements 2016.

Mondi has continued to align its approach to the global sustainable development agenda including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and the outcomes of COP21 in Paris by delivering a comprehensive view of the Group’s approach to sustainable development and its performance in 2016 prepared in accordance with the GRI G4 core guidelines. Since launching the Growing Responsibly model in its 2015 report, Mondi has made progress against its commitments which address issues such as climate change, constrained resources and environmental impacts, and supplier conduct and responsible procurement. This year saw the roll-out of the model and a stronger linkage to the UN SDGs and their respective targets, alongside a refresh of the Group’s Sustainable Development Policies. Mondi continued to support the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will publish a statement by the end of June 2017.

Its Global Thinking, Local Action sustainability publication looks at how the Group is applying the Growing Responsibly model to some of its greatest challenges and enabling the business to deliver results on the ground.

Sustainability KPIs from 2016

Performance indicators reflected on in the report include:

  • 22% of employees, 22% of Boards, and 9% of senior management female
  • 790,000 hours of employee and contractor training, with 38% focused on safety and health
  • No fatalities1 or life-altering injuries; 237 recordable cases; TRCR of 0.66
  • All 2.3 million hectares of owned and leased forests in Russia and South Africa maintained Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and ISO 14001 certification
  • 25% of forest land set aside for conservation
  • 98% electricity self-sufficiency
  • 9% reduction in specific CO2e since 2014
  • 5% reduction in specific COD emissions since 2015
  • 11% reduction in specific waste to landfill since 2015
  • 8% reduction in specific NOx emissions since 2015
  • €46 million invested in local community initiatives in the last five years (2016: €7.9 million)
  • 67% of wood and 81% of external pulp procured FSC or PEFCTM certified
  • 22% of pulp was produced from secondary (recovered) fibre
  • Spent €19 million on R&D, with 6 innovation centres across the Group
  • Achieved CDP ‘Leadership A’ List for Climate, Forest and Supply Chain  
  • Celebrated the 25th anniversary of WWF-Mondi Wetlands Programme

1Regrettably in February 2017 Mondi suffered a fatality in its South African forestry operations

Mondi remains committed to the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact, reporting Communication on Progress at ‘Advanced Level’ and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the JSE’s Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.

Reflecting on the past year, David Hathorn, Group chief executive officer, commented:

“With our Growing Responsibly model now integrated into how we do business, I have no doubt that our collective efforts as a Group, together with our stakeholders, will continue to meet the challenges and guide our responsible growth and ongoing success.”

Read more about Mondi’s approach to sustainable development:

Media Contact:
Lora Rossler
Group Head of Corporate Communications
Tel: +27 31 451 2040

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