Mondi's contribution to industry standards in sustainable paper production, efficiency, and safety were recognized at the 2012 Pulp and Paper International (PPI) Awards on 12th November. The following day, WWF announced Mondi as the recipient of two Environmental Paper Awards in the categories "Transparency" and "Best Environmental Performance Paper Brands".
Mondi, the global paper and packaging manufacturer, received international accolades this week at the 2012 PPI Awards and by WWF, the world´s largest conservation organisation, who announced Mondi as one of the winners of the 2012 WWF Environmental Paper Awards in the category "Transparency". Mondi also received the Best Environmental Performance Paper Brands Award for 100% recycled NAUTILUS SuperWhite, which is listed in the WWF's Check Your Paper database, reaching 90% of achievable scores.
Emmanuelle Neyroumande, Manager of WWF International´s global pulp and paper work commented: "Mondi has been applauded by WWF for transparency on its environmental footprint, showing that the company takes their environmental and social responsibility seriously. We welcome that Mondi has published 92% of Mondi-branded uncoated fine papers on WWF's Check Your Paper database of eco-rated papers."
"This was a very exciting and gratifying week for Mondi, having had our efforts and achievements recognised by both PPI and WWF - major international organisations and stakeholders in the pulp and paper industry," commented Peter Orisich, CEO Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper.
PPI awarded Mondi SCP mill in Slovakia the prize for Managing Risk and Safety in the company category as well as the Efficiency Improvements of the Year in the mill category with regard to machine performance. Mondi SCP is the producer of well-known Mondi uncoated fine papers such as MAESTRO Print offset, DNS performance and several IQ and MAESTRO office grades. The success of Mondi Group was underlined by the award in the company category for Environmental Strategy of the Year (http://sd-report.mondigroup.com/2011/).
"Safety is a key concern in all of our Uncoated Fine Paper mills; therefore it is especially motivating to see Mondi SCP's success in risk and safety management applauded on an international scale by PPI. We have also recently celebrated 2 million lost-time-injury free hours at the mill," said Peter Orisich.
The PPI Awards are organised by RISI, one of the leading information providers about the global forest products industry. The awards aim at honouring leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry.