Major wins for Mondi with three awards from PPI and two from WWF

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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.

Contact
Jolene Pozniak, Communications Manager, Uncoated Fine Paper
Tel: +43 (1) 79013 – 5663, e-Mail: jolene.pozniak@mondigroup.com

Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper Sales GmbH, Kelsenstraße 7, A-1032 Wien
www.mondigroup.com

About Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper
Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper is a business unit of Mondi, a leading international paper and packaging company. In 4 paper mills in Austria, Slovakia, Russia and South Africa, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper produces environmentally sound office and professional printing papers tailored to the latest professional digital print technology. The company complies with the strictest international certification standards to support sustainable production processes through the responsible management of forest, water and air resources. All Mondi uncoated fine papers belong to the Green Range of papers that are FSC® or PEFC™ certified, 100% recycled or bleached entirely without chlorine.

Its renowned brands such as Color Copy, DNS®, IQ, MAESTRO®, NAUTILUS®, BIO TOP 3® or Snegurochka are used in office environments on laser or inkjet printers and by professional printers on digital or offset presses to create brochures, transactional material, folders, invitations, business cards, letterheads or other high-impact communication.

About Mondi
Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, with production operations across 29 countries and revenues of €5.7 billion in 2011. The Group's key operations are located in central Europe, Russia and South Africa and as at the end of 2011, Mondi Group employed 23,400 people.

Mondi Group is fully integrated across the paper and packaging process, from the growing of wood and the manufacture of pulp and paper (including recycled paper), to the conversion of packaging paper into corrugated packaging, industrial bags and coatings.
The Group is principally involved in the manufacture of packaging paper, converted packaging products and uncoated fine paper (UFP).

Mondi Group has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. The Group has been recognised for its sustainability through its inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global, European and UK Index Series (since 2008) and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007. The Group was also included in the FTSE350 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for the second year.

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