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Mondi participates in World Forest Day and World Water Day

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Mondi participates in World Forest Day and World Water Day

March 22, 2011 - 03:07
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VIENNA, Austria, March 22, 2011 (Press Release) -To draw attention to water scarcity and the responsible management of the world's natural resources, Mondi has launched an online site ( to celebrate World Forest Day and World Water Day. The online contest runs until March 29, offering all participants a chance to learn more about Mondi's initiatives to conserve forest and water resources. The first 100 participants will receive a re-usable Color Copy branded stainless steel water bottle and have a chance to win a scooter. World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. Similarly, World Forest Day is a day of observance to remind global citizens about the value of forests and the importance of exercising eco-conscious behaviour as individuals and as industry leaders.

As a global paper and packaging manufacturer, Mondi's Green Range was first launched in 2006 within the business unit Uncoated Fine Paper to underline the areas where Mondi can make the biggest contributions to eco-friendly production. Forest + Water+ Air became the basis of the Mondi Green Range, which has now grown to include products from all business units and acts as a platform to deliver messages about new green initiatives and products developed by Mondi. Ultimately, the goal of the Green Range is to implement inherently sustainable practices.

As part of Mondi's role in the responsible management of the world's forests, water and air, among other activities Mondi plants 40 million trees each year to ensure sustained growth and works together with the WWF to support the rehabilitation of the wetlands in South Africa. Moreover, the CO2 emissions for each sheet of paper have been reduced by 15%. Mondi has been lauded by several organisations for its eco-conscious behaviours. In 2011, both Mondi Group and Mondi SCP mill in Ružomberok, Slovakia received PPI awards for Environmental Strategy of the Year. The same year, the WWF ranked Mondi No. 1 in the WWF's Paper Company Environmental Index. For more information about Mondi's green initiatives and products, please visit