A focus on our people

The social and economic context of the regions in which we operate has important implications for the sustainability of our business. As outlined in Our material issues within a global context, populations’ growth and rise on the economic ladder, coupled with other demographic issues, present significant challenges and opportunities for us to help improve people’s livelihoods in more sustainable ways. These include improving health and education, and enhancing economic productivity of communities.


  • Four contractor fatalities
  • Total recordable case rate (TRCR) of 0.78
  • First SEAT in Bulgaria
  • Updated CEPs at all mills


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. Our community engagement programmes and corporate social investments further add value by addressing the most pressing needs of our stakeholders and local communities.

In this section we report on our performance with regards to our employment and training practices, safety at our manufacturing operations, our community engagement plans and social investments

Safeguarding the wellbeing of employees and contractors

We have a goal of zero harm in the workplace, which is supported by a risk based approach. Our Group safety and health policy defines how we manage this across all operations.  

Our employment practices

At the end of 2013, Mondi employed 24,400 people (2012: 25,700) across 30 countries. We also provided employment for an average of 5,200 contractors at our mills (primarily for construction and maintenance purposes) and 7,800 contractors within our forestry operations.  

Community engagement and corporate social investment

An important aspect of maintaining our licence to trade is addressing the needs of the communities in which we operate. Mondi’s approach has always been to take stakeholders and effective engagement seriously.