Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper Celebrates the International Year of Forests by Supporting an NGO-Led Reforestation Project
Vienna, Austria, Oct 5, 2011 – To mark the UN designated International Year of Forests 2011, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper has launched a new initiative to support re-forestation around the world in conjunction with the NGO OroVerde. Mondi, an international paper and packaging company, will donate 1 percent of the net proceeds of Green Range certified copy paper sold on November 15th to the OroVerde project “Guatemala – Tree for Tree.” For every euro donated to the project one tree can be planted.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests recognising that forests play a critical role in the achievement of sustainable development, poverty eradication and internationally agreed development goals. Responsible forest management enables a wide range of social and economic benefits and environmental services, such as livelihoods for people and habitats for animals and plants.
“We are pleased to kick off a number of initiatives in support of the 2011 International Year of Forests,” says Johannes Klumpp, Marketing and Sales Director, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper. “The OroVerde ‘Tree for Tree’ project in Guatemala presents an opportunity to preserve a unique biodiverse rain forest that provides refuge for many rare and endangered animal species and also helps to combat climate change through carbon storage.” One hectare of growing forest can trap up to 29 tons of CO2 out of the atmosphere per year.
On September 29th Mondi hosted its first Green Event in Barnes, U.K. with over 60 participants from Merchants, customers, and NGO representatives. On September 30th Mondi attended FSC® Friday, which focused on the launch of their ‘In Good Company CEO Campaign’. “
“Mondi prides itself on being a responsible corporate citizen and using natural resources in a sustainable way. FSC certification plays a major role in this and encompasses both social and environmental aspects of forest management. Our holistic approach creates long-term value for all our stakeholders and upholds our stewardship role,” said Mondi CEO David Hathorn, who is featured in the CEO campaign.
Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper has also developed an online Green Module, which goes live end of October. The tool will be openly available on our website for customers, partners and the public to learn more about general environmental topics, sustainable practices that relate to Mondi and the paper industry, and the environmental certification schemes that are an important requisite for our Green Range branded papers.
More information on the Oroverde ‘Tree for Tree” reforestation project can be found under: www.oroverde.de/projekte-international/guatemala.html
For more information about Mondi’s Green Range, please visit: www.mondigroup.com/greenrange