Global packaging group commits to lowering emissions

The global packaging and paper group Mondi has adopted the 2050 targets to limit the global temperature rise to under 2 degrees Celsius.

Mondi has joined the WWF Climate Savers leadership programme, which aims to transform businesses into low-carbon economy leaders.

The packaging and paper group has committed to reducing its specific production-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 0.25 t CO2e/t by 2050.

This commitment is in line with climate science targets required to limit the global temperature rise to under 2 degrees Celsius.

Mondi’s participation in Climate Savers is an extension of a strategic global partnership with WWF that started in 2014 and focuses on promoting environmental stewardship in the packaging and paper sector, explained a statement.

In joining the programme, Mondi has also committed to positively influencing the packaging and paper industry.

Peter Oswald, Mondi Group CEO, commented: “As a global player in the packaging and paper industry, we are part of an energy intensive sector.

“We join the WWF Climate Savers programme to reinforce our long-standing commitment to climate change mitigation and to demonstrate to the rest of our industry that using energy efficiently is not only necessary for the environment, but also good for business.”

To achieve its climate goals, Mondi has developed a programme to improve energy efficiency, replace fossil fuels with renewable energy, sustainably manage its forests and associated ecosystems and source its raw materials responsibly.

Mondi is also active in developing packaging and paper products that help its customers and consumers reduce their carbon footprints.

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