Mondi receives Cradle to Cradle certification

Cradle to Cradle certification considers sustainability performance of a company

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Mondi has received Cradle to Cradle certification at Bronze level for offering an extensive uncoated fine paper portfolio
Mondi has received Cradle to Cradle certification at Bronze level for offering an extensive uncoated fine paper portfolio

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, received the Cradle to Cradle certification at Bronze level for its fine uncoated papers produced in its mills in Austria, Slovakia, and Russia.

Mondi is thus the first to offer an extensive uncoated fine paper portfolio as Cradle to Cradle certified, meeting the high standards and demanding requirements of this certification scheme which marks the step from a linear to a circular economy. This includes Mondi’s well-known professional printing brands Color Copy and Pergraphica and its range of Nautilus, branded recycled papers, and a wide office paper portfolio.

Mondi to create circular-driven solutions for its consumers 

“We are proud to kick off the year with this strong sustainability achievement underlining our Mondi Action Plan 2030 (MAP2030) commitment to create circular-driven solutions. For many years, Mondi has been a leader and often a pioneer in the sustainability of its fine uncoated papers. For example, Color Copy became the world’s first FSCTM certified color laser paper in 2005. Thanks to our new Cradle to Cradle certification, our customers have a uniquely wide choice of products to support the environment and contribute to the circular economy without sacrificing quality or price,” said Devan Naidoo, marketing and sales director at Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper.

The Cradle to Cradle certified products program is a globally recognized standard for safe, responsible materials and products made for the circular economy. The holistic approach follows nature’s principle of keeping materials and resources in circulation and eliminating waste. The Cradle awards the Cradle to Cradle certification to Cradle Products Innovation Institute dedicated to powering the circular economy through products that positively impact people and the planet.

The program assesses five categories of sustainability performance – material health, product circularity, clean air, climate protection, water and soil stewardship, and social fairness. Mondi’s uncoated fine paper portfolio has been assessed across all five categories, reaching levels from Gold to Bronze, thereby being the overall level of the final certification.

 

 

 

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