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Sustainability Certification

Cradle to Cradle Certified®

Created for today, designed for a sustainable future

Mondi is proud to offer an extensive portfolio of uncoated fine papers as Cradle to Cradle Certified® at the Bronze level from its Mondi Neusiedler and Mondi SCP mills, in Austria and Slovakia.


As a global standard, the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program is the most advanced standard for safe, circular and responsible materials and products.

It makes it easy for you to find and purchase products that contribute to circularity and promote sustainability.

What does it mean to have a Cradle to Cradle Certified® portfolio?


The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is dedicated to powering the circular economy through products that have a positive impact on people and planet.

Having products that are Cradle to Cradle Certified® means we take action on sustainability by using resources from nature and returning them to nature as nutrients. 

This is how we can keep materials in circulation and eliminate waste.

Next life: Taking inspiration from nature


Trees are a crucial component of the paper production process – but they are also a prime example of the Cradle to Cradle® concept at its core. A fruit tree may have many blossoms, but only some of these will turn into fruits. Some of the tree’s blossoms, leaves and fruits fall down. Luckily, those do not go to waste, instead they become nutrients for the tree and other life within its ecosystem.

Our paper making process takes the inspiration from nature and keeps the limited natural resources flowing in cycles. We use either fresh fibre from responsible forest management systems or 100% post-consumer recycled materials for the production of our papers.

Sustainability is at the heart of what we do

Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program:
​​​​​​​The global standard for our portfolio Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze

Reaching the Bronze level from the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program shows that all of our brands from Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper mills in Austria and Slovakia have been externally verified to meet these high standards and demanding requirements of this certification.

The Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard assesses the safety, circularity and responsibility of materials and products across five categories of sustainability performance: material health, product circularity, clean air and climate protection, water and soil stewardship, and social fairness.

We have certified our extended portfolio to provide you with peace of mind when choosing any of our papers.


Material health: Bronze


We believe in using materials in our products which are safe for humans, animals and soil. We already comply to REACH (meaning Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) which aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment.

To fully satisfy the strict Cradle to Cradle Certified® requirements, we commit to replace materials with a more sustainable alternative, if needed, while keeping our product quality high.


Product circularity: Gold


We select safe materials and optimise the components of our paper products in order to ensure that our papers can safely return to nature – and as Group we aim to improve on this every year.

Mondi has set an ambitious target of making 100% of our products reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. 


Clean air & climate protection: Bronze


We are committed to working towards a low carbon future. Our efforts are focused on immediate reduction of CO₂e emissions (specific carbon emissions): as of 2020, we have reduced our CO₂e emissions per tonne of saleable production by 23.6% from 2014 (and by 45% since 2004) and we have science-based targets to reduce them further by 34% by 2025.

We have also defined a target for purchased energy, where we aim to reduce emissions by 39% per MWh by 2025.

In order to offset remaining and unavoidable CO₂e emissions we at Uncoated Fine Paper are proud to offer an extended portfolio of CO₂ neutral papers from our Neusiedler mill in partnership with ClimatePartner.


Water & soil stewardship: Bronze


We use water in our mills responsibly, use it in repeated cycles, and discharge and treat wastewater properly before releasing back to the surrounding natural ecosystems.

We have committed to conducting water stewardship assessments by 2025 and implement required actions by 2030.

Today, 100% of our paper mills and forestry operations are chain-of-custody certified. We will maintain zero deforestation in our wood supply, sourcing from healthy and resilient forests.


Social fairness: Gold


Human lives are an essential part of sustainable ecosystems. We are committed to empowering our employees, and at our paper mills we conduct innovative social projects in areas such as knowledge transfer, flexible working, education and health.

Our targets are closely linked to the Mondi Action Plan 2030 and support the Cradle to Cradle Certified® framework and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Mondi's uncoated fine papers are Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze

Join us on the sustainability journey and become part of the solution.

With Mondi's uncoated fine papers Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze, we make it easy for you to boost your sustainability efforts by purchasing from our wide portfolio without sacrificing on quality or price.

Buying Cradle to Cradle Certified® paper is an easy and direct way to support the environment and the circular economy. That is how we can make an impact, together.

* Cradle to Cradle Certified® is a registered trademark of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

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