Mondi makes environmental stewardship move with WWF
Packaging, pulp and paper producer Mondi Group and WWF International are to work together in a three-year strategic partnership that focuses on increasing environmental stewardship in the packaging and paper sectors.
The partnership will focus on minimising the impacts of Mondi’s operations on forests, climate and water, and encouraging sustainable practices in the industry.
The work programme will look to build on the successful Mondi Wetlands Programme in South Africa, focusing on protecting high conservation value ecosystems in Russia and other regions. It will also set about reducing the company’s water and climate footprint through the promotion of resource efficiency, recycling and longevity of products. The further environmental performance of its products will also be examined.
“As population grows and competition for land increases, forest-based industries that rely on renewable resources can play an important role in protecting and managing vital ecosystems,” commented Jim Leape, director general of WWF International. “Companies like Mondi that choose to contribute to sustainable resource use and nature conservation are ensuring their own long-term viability, while contributing to the well-being of people and the planet today.”
David Hathorn, group ceo of Mondi added: “This international partnership enables us to join forces on a larger scale. Sustainable development is integral to our business, and we are very pleased to be working with WWF as we continue to reduce our footprint and share responsible practices across our industry and beyond.”
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