Mondi launches online training tool Green Modules to provide customers with information about sustainable paper production, to donate €1 for each participant, €10 for each quiz completed

JOHANNESBURG , February 9, 2012 (press release) – Mondi’s latest Green Range initiative supports the company’s cooperation with the NGO OroVerde. For every Green Modules participant, Mondi will donate 1 euro, to OroVerde’s reforestation project in Guatemala and for every quiz completed 100% correctly Mondi will donate an additional 10 euros.

Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper (UFP) has launched an online training tool, the Green Modules, to provide customers with an educational tool and information about sustainable paper production. Mondi created the online microsite (www.mondigroup.com/greenmodules), which is accessible to the wider public by registering online and provides unlimited access to the modules.

“The Green Modules presents an opportunity to learn more about and contribute to sustainable development. Everyone who participates in the Green Modules helps to plant a tree in Guatemala. Mondi first became involved with OroVerde’s “Guatemala – Tree for Tree” project last year during the 2011 Year of the Forest, when we donated 1 percent of the net proceeds of all Green Range certified copy paper sold on November 15th. With this latest initiative, OroVerde will be able to plant more than 10, 000 trees in Guatemala,” says Johannes Klumpp, Marketing and Sales Director Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper. “We are pleased to continue supporting OroVerde’s reforestation initiative with our contribution from the Green Modules.”

The OroVerde “Tree for Tree” project works to preserve the unique biodiversity of the rain forest, which provides refuge for many rare and endangered animal species and also helps to combat climate change through carbon storage. According to OroVerde, one hectare of growing forest can trap up to 29 tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere every year.

CO2 off-setting and the emissions reduction projects Mondi participates in to provide CO2 neutral papers (NAUTILUS® SuperWhite and Color Copy) are among the issues covered in the Green Modules. Participants will also learn about the differences and similarities between the FSC™ and PEFC™ certification schemes, the environmental myths and facts behind the paper industry, and the credentials of Mondi’s Green Range.

“Mondi launched the Green Range five years ago, to highlight the company’s commitment to sustainable paper production. With a simple formula ─ Forest + Water + Air = Green Range ─ we can communicate how we responsibly manage our forests and impacts on water and air. All our paper is now part of the Green Range and is FSC™ or PEFC™ certified, 100% recycled or TCF [bleached without chlorine]” says Johannes Klumpp. Since the introduction of the Green Range in 2006, it has grown to include a wider range of products produced by Mondi.

For more information on the OroVerde “Tree for Tree” reforestation project and Mondi’s Green Range, please see: www.oroverde.de/projekte-international/guatemala.html and www.mondigroup.com/greenrange

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