Mondi PLC

Report on Payments to Governments

Mondi plc
Incorporated in England and Wales
Registered number: 6209386
LEI: 213800LOZA69QFDC9N34
LSE share code: MNDI   
JSE share code: MNP

18 June 2020

Regulatory Report on Payments to Governments in respect of Logging Industries for the Year 2019

The report of payments to governments made by Mondi plc and its subsidiary undertakings for the year ended 31 December 2019 has been published in accordance with the UK’s Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014 (as amended in December 2015). This regulation implements the two EU Directives in the UK, mandating annual reports by companies in the extractives and logging industries of their payments to governments in countries in which they operate.

To read details of Mondi’s payments to governments go to 

Basis of preparation

The application of the Regulation for Mondi relates to our logging activities and specifically to the disclosure of payments to governments relating to the logging of primary forests.

We have used the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations definition of ‘primary forest’ being:

‘Naturally regenerated forest of native tree species, where there are no clearly visible indications of human activities and the ecological processes are not significantly disturbed’.

Also, for the purposes of this report, the original ‘IFL 2000’ (Greenpeace, World Resources Institute (WRI) and Transparent World) inventory of intact forests has been used as the base for reporting on the harvesting of primary forests in the Komi Republic, Russia (‘Komi’).

Only a portion of our Syktyvkar logging operations in Komi fall within the above definition of primary forests. Our operations in South Africa comprise plantation forests that are not associated with any primary forests and therefore are excluded from the report.

Our logging operations in Komi do not result in deforestation. In terms of the Russian Forestry Code and Mondi’s sustainable development policies all logged areas are regenerated, either naturally or via planting where required, including tending and protection of the young forest stands for the next sustainable forest cycle. During logging operations protected areas, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and sensitive biotopes, comprising approximately 24% of the area, are set aside for conservation. 

Exchange rate

Payments made in currencies other than the euro (Mondi Group’s reporting currency) are translated for this report using the average exchange rate during the financial year to which it relates.

Further information

For further information regarding the Mondi Group’s approach to sustainably managing our forests, please refer to our Sustainable development report 2019 which can be found at and our sustainable forestry policy, one of our issue specific SD policies at


Government Report
Country Production entitlement Taxes Royalties Dividends Bonuses Licence fees, etc Infrastructure improvements Total
Russia Nil -€142,465 Nil Nil Nil €768,365 Nil €625,900
Projects Report
Entity Production entitlement Taxes Royalties Dividends Bonuses Licence fees, etc Infrastructure improvements Total
JSC Mondi Syktyvkar Nil -€142,465 Nil Nil Nil €768,365 Nil €625,900

The report has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at:


Mondi Group
Kerry Cooper
Group Head of External Communications
+44 1932 826323

About Mondi

Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative, packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is fully integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films, to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy and intrinsic in the way we do business. We lead the industry with our customer- centric approach, EcoSolutions, where we ask the right questions to find the most sustainable solution. In 2019, Mondi had revenues of €7.27 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.66 billion.

Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI), and a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP). Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.

Sponsor in South Africa: UBS South Africa Proprietary Limited.