Mondi ranked top performer by World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Ranked first among reports from 158 companies

Mondi ranked top performer by World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Mondi’s sustainable development report 2019 has been named in the ‘Top Performer’ category, honoring the top ten overall reports, from an annual review of the sustainable development reporting of leading global companies by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Mondi’s reporting on its contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is identified as best-in-class. This recognition acknowledges how closely Mondi’s overall corporate strategy is aligned with the SDGs. The group has been further praised for the experience the sustainable development report provides for both specialist and generalist audiences.

Setting ambitious targets and being transparent on how they report on their progress and performance are two compelling steps companies can take to help create a sustainable future.

Gladys Naylor, group head of sustainable development WBCSD, looked at 158 companies to analyze their sustainability reporting according to principles such as accessibility, stakeholder engagement and evidence of activities.

Luis Rochartre, director of the forest solutions group at WBCSD said, “Mondi has been a leading member of WBCSD’s forest solutions group (FSG) for over ten years and is currently co-chairing the group. This leadership is demonstrated through Mondi’s continued presence among the top performers of WBCSD’s annual reporting matters review process. Mondi has a strong foundation in the principles of sustainability reporting and successfully balances technical content with engaging user experience in its sustainable development report 2019.”

Ten action areas of Mondi

An integral part of Mondi’s success is its integration of sustainability into its strategy. The group identified the areas of sustainability most relevant to its business operations and mapped the relevant SDGs and targets against these. In 2019, Mondi again reported on the SDGs where the company has the potential to amplify its positive impact at scale and mitigate against any negative impacts – crucial to making a lasting difference and contribute to a better world.

Mondi has identified the action areas that are important to drive progress as well as enhanced disclosure and accountability, essential elements of sustainability reporting.

Mondi had previously won two awards for sustainable food packaging. You can read our article here

Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is fully integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is at the center of their strategy.

The report can be accessed here

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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