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One of the world’s leading providers of packaging and paper, Mondi, has put its money where its metaphorical mouth is and unveiled its 10 year sustainability action plan.
MAP2030 has been designed to tackle global issues across the value chain. The commitments focus on three key action areas: circular-driven packaging and paper solutions; created by empowered people, taking action on climate. All areas are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development goals as part of Mondi’s focus on being sustainable by design.
Each action area of Mondi’s Action Plan 2030 (MAP2030) has three commitments underpinned by targets and KPIs.:
Circular Driven Solutions – Committed to making innovative packaging and paper solutions that keep materials in circulation and prevent waste. This includes a target to make 100% of its products reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
Created by Empowered People – Developing an empowered and inclusive team who can contribute to a better world. A key target is to increase female representation across all levels at Mondi from 21% to at least 30% by 2030. This requires four in ten hires to be women throughout the next decade.
Taking action on Climate – Focusing on climate resilience through its forests and operations for the future of the planet. Targets include reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in line with science-based targets and maintaining zero deforestation in its wood supply as its business grows.
The plan builds on the progress of Mondi’s existing sustainability work, which saw the Group move to science-based targets for scope 1 and 2 emissions and supports the business strategy with sustainability at its heart. Mondi has already reduced its CO2 emissions by 45% since 2004 and was recognised in 2020 by CDP as one of only 10 companies worldwide with a ‘Triple A’ score on its environmental performance related to climate, forests and water security.
Andrew King, Mondi CEO, said: “Sustainability is at the heart of Mondi’s purpose, strategy and culture. We operate in diverse and complex geographies, and as a business that is fully integrated throughout the supply chain I am excited by the potential to make a real difference with our new 2030 commitments touching every part of our business. Delivering on these focus areas, working with our colleagues, customers, suppliers and partners to make a positive contribution to a better world, will be a top priority for Mondi.”
Gladys Naylor, Group Head of Sustainable Development, remarked: “Our 2030 commitments build on our previous achievements and align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals timeframe. Mondi has made a number of strategic sustainability-related investments across its operations in recent years and has invested more than €700 million in modernising energy plants and improving energy efficiency since 2013. Over the last five years, we have invested more than €50 million in local community initiatives and will continue to provide a similar level of support going forward. We have also set aside a quarter of our forestry landholdings for conservation and the protection of biodiversity and achieved a 100% certification in our own forest landholdings.
“MAP2030 will help us to monitor, improve and communicate our performance. Over the next decade we will focus on the three action areas where we can make the most impact and drive real change towards a more sustainable future.”