Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, received the Cradle to Cradle certification at Bronze level for its uncoated fine 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®, as well as its range of Nautilus® branded recycled papers, and a wide office paper portfolio.
“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 uncoated fine papers. For example, Color Copy became the world´s first FSCTM certified colour 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 on quality or price,” says Devan Naidoo, Marketing and Sales Director at Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper.
The Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program is a globally recognised 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 to Cradle certification is awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute dedicated to powering the circular economy through products that have a positive impact on people and planet. The programme assesses five categories of sustainability performance: material health, product circularity, clean air and 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 Bronze the overall level of the final certification.