Mondi Group Publishes 2011 Sustainable Development Report

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Mondi Group Publishes 2011 Sustainable Development Report

New reporting structure introduced, focusing on material issues and new five-year commitments identified.
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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 5:30pm

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BL Media) March 23, 2012 - Mondi Group today released its 2011 sustainable development report, which details progress in a number of key areas. 

The full online sustainable development report and summary printed review, in conjunction with the integrated report and financial statements, reflect a transition towards a more holistic representation of the company.  The Group is focusing on those issues that are most material to its business and stakeholders, in respect of financial and non-financial performance.

The sustainable development review information is structured according to the Group’s material sustainability issues and outlines the new commitments that will guide performance through to 2015. The Group’s 2011 performance highlights include -

  • Safety - total recordable case rate reduced by 16%
  • Absolute carbon emissions from material operations reduced by 1.4 million tonnes since 2004; specific scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions down by 26% in the same period
  • Use of renewable energy sources increased to 57%
  • 61% of wood supply FSCTM or PEFC-certified
  • All owned, leased and managed forests in Russia and South Africa retained FSCTM certification
  • Total value added of €1.8 billion
  • Mondi is rated at the advanced level by the UN Global Compact
  • Mondi is listed in the CDP FTSE 350 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, ranking second in the materials sector Included in FTSE4Good and JSE SRI indices for the fourth year running
  • €170 million of capital expenditure for energy-related and de-bottlenecking improvements approved
  • €17.3 million spent on CSI projects and €750,000 spent on technical projects with NGOs
  • More than 19,500 hectares of wetlands in South Africa assessed with appropriate rehabilitation initiated
  • 93% of electricity used produced internally – 100% of electricity generated onsite by material operations through CHP technology
  • Potential wood self-sufficiency of 47%
  • 32 million seedlings planted

David Hathorn, Mondi Group CEO said, “Our 2011 online sustainable development report and summary printed review, in conjunction with our integrated report and financial statements, reflect our transition towards a more holistic representation of the company and our performance.  

“We report on a number of notable achievements – not least the continuing investment in our energy infrastructure, reduced emissions and maintenance of our forestry certification standards.  In 2011, we committed to revised sustainability commitments for the next five years, which are aligned with our identified material issues.”

Mondi’s comprehensive online Sustainable Development Report is available at Detailed discussions on all areas of sustainability, including the Group’s commitments and performance, are supported by case studies illustrating some of the challenges and opportunities faced during the year.


For further information:

Lora Rossler

Corporate Affairs Manager

Group & South Africa Division

Tel: +27 (0)31 451 2040 or (0)83 627 0292



Kerry Crandon

Group Communications Manager

Tel: +27 (0)11 994 5425 or + (0)83 389 3738



FTI Consulting, London

Jamie Robertson / Aleka Bhutiani / Grace Reynolds

Tel: +44 20 7831 3113



Editors’ notes / About Mondi:

Mondi is an international paper and packaging Group, with production operations across 28 countries and revenues of €5.7 billion in 2011. The Group's key operations are located in central Europe, Russia and South Africa and as at the end of 2011, Mondi employed 23,400 people.

Mondi is fully integrated across the paper and packaging process, from the growing of wood and the manufacture of pulp and paper (including recycled paper), to the conversion of packaging papers into corrugated packaging, industrial bags and coatings.

The Group is principally involved in the manufacture of packaging paper, converted packaging products and uncoated fine paper (UFP).

Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. The Group has been recognised for its sustainability through its inclusion in the FTSE4Good UK, Europe and Global indices since 2008 and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.