Mondi’s Steinfeld production plant in Germany has been certified as CO2 neutral for its manufacturing processes by ClimatePartner, an organization supporting companies in reducing and offsetting their CO2 emissions.
This certification was awarded as a result of Mondi Steinfeld switching to hydropower and other renewable energy sources in line with specific climate projects implemented in 2020.
Once the plant's total emissions were calculated in 2019, ClimatePartner helped the plant find other ways to reduce and then offset its emissions with climate projects and measures such as switching to hydropower.
As part of this certification, the plant in Steinfeld combined carbon offsetting with participation in several carbon trust projects. These projects engage in local and international reforestation efforts to protect environmentally sensitive regions, such as Brazil and some parts of Europe. The next local project will focus on preserving an environmentally vulnerable moor close to Lichtenau in Germany through reforestation to protect diverse ecosystems and habitats for a variety of wildlife.
‘Being sustainable by design is Mondi’s purpose. Not only does this mean creating more sustainable products, but also making our production process more sustainable by optimizing our processes and reducing our emissions,’ commented Werner Ferlings, managing director of Mondi Halle and Steinfeld. ‘We are proud to achieve this carbon neutral status while also supporting Mondi’s 10-year sustainability action plan, MAP2030, to tackle global issues across the value chain, including taking action on climate.’