Earlier this year, Mondi was rated the Number 1 company in the new World Wildlife Fund voluntary rating tool for paper companies to report on their global ecological footprint. Criteria studied included use of recycled fiber, fiber coining from well-managed forests, energy use and CO2 emissions, water use and liquid waste emissions. Gladys Naylor, environmental manager, South Africa Division, says that Mondi is delighted with the recognition. Until the process was completed, they did not realize that they would receive a Number 1 rating. They were confident they would score well, but the No. 1 rating came as a welcome surprise. As can be expected, the key issues Mondi faces are water, energy and fiber. Water is something that the company needs to engage in more especially if one looks at rainfall patterns that are accompanying climate change, says Naylor. One of the key issues that Mondi faces and one that also ties into the water and recycling issues is its fiber supply.