Mondi has enhanced its Product Impact Assessment (PIA) tool with new environmental key performance indicators (KPIs) designed to provide science-based, tailored information to customers about the environmental impacts of paper- and plastic-based products.
The Group’s PIA tool initially focused on carbon and water scarcity but now has additional KPIs to address further key aspects in the sustainable design of products, such as: designed for recycling, recycling rates in the region, the share of plastics (PO) content, the share of renewable content, the percentage of recycled content, and certified for composting.
This builds on Mondi’s expertise in calculating product carbon footprints and paper profiles for fiber-based products. Given its wide range of fiber-based and flexible plastic packaging, Mondi has a unique understanding of potential trade-offs between packaging materials. The group has committed to making 100 percent of its packaging and paper reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025 (currently 78 percent based on revenue).
‘Our enhanced PIA tool goes beyond carbon and water scarcity and considers designing for circularity and sustainable end-of-life options,’ commented Gladys Naylor, Mondi’s group head of sustainable development. ‘This responds to a growing demand by consumers for comprehensive and reliable information on the environmental impact of products. By providing analysis on lifecycle-based impacts and selected environmental parameters, we support our customers in making packaging decisions informed by science to deliver against their sustainability goals.’