Addressing our material issues in 2013
Economic productivity is a critical factor in ensuring societies’ wellbeing in the future.
Over 90% of core harvesting
Providing a safer
workplace for our employees
Modernisation: at the forefront of operational excellence
Over several years, Mondi has focused on developing operational practices that enable us to become globally more competitive within a context of international good practice.
"Modernisation efforts have resulted in significant productivity gains, with room for further improvement. This will be achieved by introducing a new wood supply technology solution, ‘Wood master', to optimise overall wood supply which in turn delivers important cost savings."
Forestry Director, Syktyvkar mill
Mondi is able to enrich the economic and social conditions of the communities where we operate by creating employment and improving livelihoods.
TRCR decreased in our forestry operations by 30% since 2009
Community engagement plans
in place at all forestry operations
Mondi Zimele has created
> 4,200 jobs since 2007
Creating value in our forest communities
We believe we cannot operate effectively without engaging with our neighbouring communities on an on-going basis with the aim of building sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships and shared value.
"Our model is not about the provision of discounted capital in isolation. Our focus is on assisting the entrepreneur to employ the right business management practices together with a clear market strategy to develop their business idea; the funding is the final enabler in this process."
Land-use change can have adverse impacts on our natural and social systems. We are not only affected by these changes but can also be a part of the solutions.
100% of our managed
land is FSC™ certified
26% of managed land
set aside for conservation
Core member of the
WBCSD Forest Solutions Group
Underlying our overall approach to our business is responsible, sustainable forestry. For Mondi, this means consistently considering the productive capability.
Working in partnership towards ecosystem stewardship
Mondi is helping in several ways to preserve and protect the natural capital that provides the ecosystem goods and services.
We explore the environmental issues linked to our manufacturing operations and report our performance in respect of energy and climate change, water use, emissions and waste.
61% fuel consumption from renewable energy
30% reduction of
specific CO2 emissions
7% reduction of
39% reduction of
Investing in renewable energy at Frantschach and Syktyvkar mills
We follow the cascading usage principle whereby we use wood to make paper and then burn residues to create energy.
Responsible water management at Merebank and Syktyvkar mills
In just over 10 years, second-class water has replaced 95% of the potable water formerly used at our Merebank mill
Green dregs: from waste product to building material
Green dregs is a waste product of chemical pulping by the sulphate process and have historically been deposited to landfill.
Odour reduction at Richards Bay mill
At Richards Bay mill, the complaints regarding malodorous gases in the past led to the mill identifying odour reduction as one of the main areas requiring attention.
We provide employment and livelihoods for thousands of people across the world. Through this we create and share value and contribute to the socioeconomic health and stability of our communities.
Total recordable case
rate (TRCR) of 0.78
at all mills
Creating a sustainable safety culture
To create a truly sustainable safety culture, we believe strong and active leadership is a basic and very important component.
Community engagement at Stambolijski and Swiecie mills
We use the SEAT process, open and transparent sessions of dialogue with our stakeholders, to engage with our communities.
By spreading good business practices around the globe, a sustainable supply chain has great potential to contribute to more-inclusive markets and advance accountability and sustainable development.
66% of all wood
81% of external pulp
Developing a transparent and responsible supply chain
A responsible and transparent supply chain will become a prerequisite to secure existing and future business.
We aim to develop products that meet today’s socio-demographic and consumption needs and use less material, extend the shelf life of products, and are adapted to improving recycling infrastructure. We believe that developing smart packaging and paper products can help address global challenges such as climate change and food waste, among others.
Growth through customer-focused development
Mondi’s Research and Development (R&D) Innovation Centres and all R&D-related activities focus on further developing products and optimising processes.
Recognising innovation excellence: product-related awards in 2013
- In partnership with Mondi Extrusion Coating, Mars Africa’s Royco soup packet won a 2014 WorldStar Award for Packaging.
- Mondi Kraft Paper was among three award winners in the INTEGRATE Global Suppliers Innovation Programme organised by CEMEX. Mondi was recognised for its bags made of high-porous sack kraft paper which offer significant weight reductions and higher strength, coupled with improved operating performance.
The strategies, systems and processes, and indeed the people we have in Mondi, continue to deliver good sustainability performance.
Chairman of the DLC sustainable development committee
In 2013, Mondi restructured the report in order to make it easier for the stakeholders interested in specific operations to understand the scope of respective activities.External comment from Business in the Community