For the first time, consideration was given to organizations’ societal contribution and impact in each award category.
An independent panel of judges selected Mondi for the award. “It comes across clearly that Mondi’s sustainability strategy has been considered at board level, and the company uses external indicators and tools to assess impacts, which adds credibility,” says one judge. Judges have also commended the way Mondi’s commitment to sustainability is backed up by 10 clear action areas and 16 defined commitments – all linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
“Sustainability is integral to the way we think and work at Mondi, which is why we’re very proud to receive this award,” says Gladys Naylor, Mondi Group head of sustainable development. “We have made significant progress over the years in this area, and we remain committed to delivering sustainable value to our stakeholders.”
Mondi’s commitment to sustainability is embedded throughout the business, from packaging and paper products to manufacturing processes and operations. For example, Mondi has been recognized for its commitment to clear goals such as a 15% reduction in CO2e emissions from its pulp and paper mills by 2030, against a 2014 baseline. The Group is also making significant progress against its 2020 goals across all 10 defined sustainability action areas.
Mondi has also earned improved scores in all Environmental Paper Company Index 2017 categories, which is the WWF tool to promote transparency and continuous improvement in the pulp, paper and packaging sector. The Group has also improved its ranking from eighth to sixth position among FTSE 100 companies in Carbon Clear’s annual study of the "Sustainability Reporting Performance" series, which highlights trends and leadership in environmental sustainability.