Mondi remains in top 1% of companies for sustainability

The company maintains platinum status in the EcoVadis CSR ratings

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Mondi being in the top 1% of companies assessed by EcoVadis with a Platinum rating for sustainability
Mondi being in the top 1% of companies assessed by EcoVadis with a Platinum rating for sustainability Photo: Mondi

Leading packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi has maintained its platinum status in the EcoVadis CSR ratings to recognize the group’s strong commitment to sustainability. The award places the company in the top 1% of companies assessed globally, a position it has been holding since 2015.

EcoVadis is a recognized business sustainability rating organization covering 200 industry categories, 160 countries, and 75,000 companies of all sizes worldwide. Every year the organization assesses companies’ performance in terms of how well they have integrated sustainability principles into their businesses and management systems. 

The methodology is built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, United Nations Global Compact, and ISO 26000. It covers 21 indicators in four key areas – environment, labor, human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. The company’s overall EcoVadis score of 85% for 2021 is up from 82% in last year’s assessment, with 90% in the Environment and Labour & Human Rights categories.

Mondi announcing its ambitious Mondi Action Plan 2030 

“Mondi’s purpose is to contribute to a better world by making packaging and paper that is sustainable by design, and sustainability is at the very heart of Mondi’s strategy and business model. To once again be recognized by EcoVadis as an industry leader is a testament to our dedication across the value chain and the actions we are taking to deliver on our own targets and help our customers achieve their sustainability goals,” says Gladys Naylor, group head of Sustainable Development at the company.

Mondi announced its ambitious Mondi Action Plan 2030 (MAP2030) sustainability framework and commitments at the beginning of 2021. MAP2030 sets out the company’s actions to meet its sustainability goals in the coming decade. The commitments focus on three action areas – circular driven packaging and paper solutions, created by empowered people taking action on climate. 

MAP2030 is built on a foundation of responsible business practices spanning business ethics and governance, human rights, communities, procurement, and environmental impact. All areas align with the UN sustainable development goals as part of Mondi’s focus on being sustainable by design.

 

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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