Mondi Group and WWF International announced renewal of their global partnership for a further 3 year period. According to the announcement, with the extension, the global partnership is becoming the longest standing WWF International partnership of its kind.
The partnership evolved from the collaboration between Mondi and WWF South Africa through the WWF-Mondi Wetlands Programme. Phase II of the partnership will embed and extend Mondi’s stewardship of forests, climate & energy and freshwater, with the work being organised around three areas:
- Ecosystem Stewardship – with special focus on sustainable forestry development in north west Russia and collective water stewardship activities in South Africa.
- Manufacturing Stewardship – to demonstrate Mondi’s ongoing commitment to reducing its freshwater footprint, and its contribution to a low-carbon economy by further reducing Mondi’s energy footprint.
- Product Stewardship – via responsible sourcing of wood and fibre, and working to increase the availability of credibly certified fibre.
Peter Oswald, Mondi Group CEO, commented:
“This international partnership contributes to our goal of growing responsibly and sharing best practice in our industry. We’ve worked closely with WWF for many years and this partnership continues to give us a great platform for exploring sustainable solutions with a trusted partner. The work of the partnership is focused on the future and as we celebrate Mondi’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re able to recognise our past successes while firmly keeping our focus on the future.”
Mondi entered into a three-year global partnership with WWF in 2014.
About Mondi Group:
The company is an international packaging and paper group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Its key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. The company offers over 100 packaging and paper products, customised into more than 100,000 different solutions for customers and end consumers. In 2015, Mondi had revenues of EUR 6.8 billion and a return on capital employed of 20.5%.