Mondi Group is very pleased to have been recognised in three categories of WWF’s Environmental Paper Awards in 2016.
- In the category ‘’Transparency’’ Mondi was recognised for publishing the forest, climate and water footprint of 92% of our uncoated fine paper brands.
- In the category “Best Environmental Performance Paper Brands”, 32 of our uncoated fine paper brands received this award, reaching over 80% of achievable scores.
- In the category “Striving for Continual Improvement” our packaging paper brands were recognised for using a proactive approach in assessing the forest, water and climate footprint for internal purposes, using WWF´s Check your Paper Method.
David Hathorn, Chief executive of Mondi Group, said: “These awards confirm the importance of good environmental stewardship and recognise our philosophy of continuous improvement in reducing our environmental footprint. Our participation in WWF’s Environmental Paper Company Index and Check your Paper right from the start made good business sense for us and provides assurance about our products to our customers”.
Mondi and WWF have worked together over many years and in 2014 entered into a three year strategic partnership that focuses on promoting environmental stewardship in the packaging and paper sectors, minimising the impacts of Mondi’s operations on forests, climate and water and sharing information to encourage sustainable practices in the industry.
Peter Orisich, CEO Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper, added: “At Mondi we attach great importance to the sustainability of the wood, fibre and paper we source and strive to act sustainably – every day. The productive capability, biodiversity and community needs of the forest plantations that we own, manage and source material from are key elements of our management approach and systems. WWF’s Check Your Paper scheme is an excellent benchmarking tool that helps us to illustrate our commitment to transparency and improve the environmental footprint of our papers”.
About the Environmental Paper Company Index
The Environmental Paper Company Index which evaluates a company´s overall performance started in its current form in 2010. The Index credits transparency and improvements over time – data are kept confidential and are published in aggregated form only. Companies receive benchmarking report cards comparing their performance on each parameter to the average of other comparable participants. Participation today covers 15% of the world paper and 15% of the world´s pulp production. It has increased from 5 participants in 2010, to 15 (in 19 product categories) in 2011, 25 participants (in 40 product categories) in 2013 and 31 participants (in 52 product categories) in 2015 with the following regional spread: (participants by region/headquarter locations: 14 Europe, 8 North America, 6 South/Central America, 2 Asia, 1 Africa).
WWF´s Check your Paper Method reduces the complexity of evaluating a paper’s footprint by using relatively few, but carefully selected, environmental indicators.