The platinum rating is a new category rating for CSR performance and this award puts Mondi in the top 1% of companies in its industry, a position it has held since 2015. EcoVadis, the global business sustainability ratings organisation, annually assesses companies’ performance on international sustainability standards1 covering four key areas: environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. Mondi’s overall score of 82% for 2020 is up from 78% in last year’s assessment, with 90% in the Environment and Labour & Human Rights categories. "Sustainability is core to Mondi’s approach, whether that’s providing sustainable packaging and paper solutions for our customers, looking after our people and communities, or promoting biodiversity in our forests. To be recognised by EcoVadis as an industry leader is testament to our dedication across the value chain and the action we are taking to deliver the UN SDGs as we look towards a more sustainable future." Gladys Naylor, Group Head of Sustainable Development at Mondi
Certification demonstrates responsible forest management, and key to its success are companies along the supply chain sourcing, manufacturing, and selling sustainably-sourced materials and products.
Forest certification does not stop at the forest gate, its true potential comes to live through the commitment of companies procuring certified material. In turn, these companies benefit from expanded access to international markets with a preference for certified products.
This was one of the key take-aways from the workshop “VFCS/PEFC certification for timber and non-timber forestry products: Opportunities and actions for enterprises”, which took place at the end of August in the Binh Duong province in Vietnam.
“We appreciate the strong interest in what our national forest certification system has to offer to Vietnamese companies, and we are looking forward to collaborating with all interested parties in rolling out our system in Vietnam in the coming month,” said Dr. Bui Chinh Nghia, Deputy Director of the Vietnam Forest Certification Office (VFCO).
More than ninety participants from the forest sector, including forest owners, certification bodies, and representatives from business, especially furniture manufacturers and rubber-based companies, discussed the business benefits that the forthcoming Vietnamese forest certification system (VFCS) will offer.
“This is a national pride. All stakeholders should contribute to making the Vietnamese system a success,” said Luong Chi Hung, Director of Luong Consultancy.
“We believe VFCS/PEFC is an excellent approach for the Vietnamese forestry sector to demonstrate the sustainability and traceability of its supply chain”, agreed Tran Minh Tai from TÜV SÜD Vietnam
more at: https://pefc.org/news/vietnam-the-benefits-of-sustainable-sourcing