Mondi has extended its portfolio of CO2 neutral papers to cover almost all of its premium paper brands.

The company’s Neusiedler mill in Austria has been offering CO2 neutral products for over a decade, including Color Copy original and selected products from the NAUTILUS range. From April 2021, Mondi has extended its offering of CO2 neutral paper to almost all premium paper brands.

This includes PERGRAPHICA, Mondi´s premium paper brand for luxury packaging applications. By offering the full PERGRAPHICA range as CO2 neutral, the company hopes to meet the growing demand of customers such as agencies, designers, and brand owners for sustainable printing, publishing, and packaging products.

The paper’s emissions were calculated and offset with the support of ClimatePartner, and are based on what Mondi describes as “recognised industry standards” such as CEPI´s Carbon Footprint Framework for paper and board products.

ClimatePartner is an international solutions provider for corporate climate action, with whom Mondi has a long-standing relationship. To offset all calculated CO2 emissions, Mondi supports the Pesqueiro hydropower plant on the Jaguariaríva River in south Brazil – an internationally recognised carbon offset project.

According to ClimatePartner´s calculations, for a printed and converted book, paper represents 50 to 75% of its CO2 emissions. In an effort to offer transparency and help customers highlight their sustainability ambitions, information about the CO2 neutrality of the products is printed on the packaging and included in customer documents.

Gunilla Saltin, CEO for uncoated fine paper at Mondi, comments: “Sustainability is at the heart of our strategy, and we have a long tradition of offering sustainable papers.

“In addition to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions in line with science-based targets as part of our 10-year Mondi Action Plan, MAP2030, we are pleased to be able to support our customers on their sustainability journey by offering CO2 neutral paper and premium packaging. Based on the feedback of our customers we expect to see strong pick up of our extended CO2 neutral portfolio."