Mondi company profile

How responsible are the wood fibres used for fine paper production?

Result: 51% of the achievable points for this section
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  • The company has a policy in place to eliminate all controversial sources
  • The current level of FSC-certified fibre content for fine paper production (43.2 %) is the highest of the fine paper producers listed publicly
  • Mondi has a target to increase the level of FSC-certified fibre content for fine paper production up to 46.1 % by 2010
  • Mondi has an internal procedure for the responsible procurement of wood, virgin fibre and biomass
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  • The current overall level of recycled fibre use for fine paper production is low (1%)
  • Although Mondi has a target to increase the level of recycled fibre in fine paper production to 3% by 2010, the company has no target to use post-consumer recycled fibre
  • Mondi made a public commitment toward certification (FSC and PEFC), but not a clear commitment towards FSC and preferential sourcing of FSC wood fibres
  • Mondi does not commit to survey their market pulp suppliers with the WWF Paper Scorecard 

Company snapshot

Origin: UK/South Africa
Main markets: Europe, South Africa
Origin of mills: Israel, South Africa, Austria, Russia
Main product brands: BIO TOP, IQ, Color Copy, Maestro, Nautilus
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How clean and efficient is the production of fine paper?

Result: 59% of the achievable points for this section
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  • Mondi uses less energy (4.4 MWh) to produce 1 tonne of fine paper than any other company listed publicly
  • Mondi uses less water (8.66 m³) to produce a tonne of fine paper than any other company listed publicly
  • Mondi emits less COD to water (5.5 kg per tonne of fine paper) than any other fine paper producer listed publicly
  • Mondi is able to give a figure on CO2 emissions for land use and land use change due to fibre harvesting, as Mondi uses the FICAT-Model to monitor these emissions
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  • Fossil CO2 emissions of Mondi’s fine paper production are quite high (1.038 kg per tonne of fine paper)
  • Only a small percentage of the wood fibres used for fine paper production bleached with the Totally Chlorine Free (TCF) bleaching method
  • Mondi does neither commit to survey their market pulp suppliers with the WWF Paper Scorecard nor does the company use other mechanisms to control their market pulp suppliers on parameters for clean production

Environmental management systems and transparency

Result: 83% of the achievable points for this section
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  • Mondi has published scorecards for most fine papers they produce
  • Mondi has provided all information requested by WWF for the purposes of assessing the company in the Index
  • Mondi informs publicly for each mill on energy use, water use, CO2 emissions and landfill waste
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  • Does not inform publicly on its target on recycled fibre use
  • Does neither inform publicly on SO2 and NOx emissions to air nor on BOD, N and P emissions to water

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