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Metsä Group renewed its strategic sustainability objectives

Photo: Metsä
Photo: Metsä
Published by
Simon Matthis - 01 Mar 2019

Metsä Group has renewed its strategic sustainability objectives. These 2030 objectives extending to 2030 cover all Metsä Group operations and are also mirrored across the supply chain.

 

Metsä Group’s target is to increase the amount of carbon stored in forests and its products. The amount of carbon in forests will be increased through expanding the area covered by Metsä Group’s forest management services by 30 per cent compared to 2018. The amount of carbon stored in products will be increased also by 30 per cent through investing in products that store carbon for a long period of time. In addition, biodiversity will be safeguarded through increasing the volume of decayed wood in forests.

 

Metsä Group’s objective is to have fossil free production by the year 2030. This means that the mills will not use fossil fuels and products will be made from renewable raw materials. The resource efficiency of production will be ensured by utilising all the production side streams and by reducing the use of process water by 25 per cent from the year 2018.                

 

Progress against the sustainability objectives will be verified within Metsä Group’s own operations as well as in the supply chain. The aim is to ensure that all personnel will act according to Metsä Group’s ethical principles and the work environment will be accident-free. We will focus on sustainability of our supply chain.

 

Metsä Group renewed its 2030 sustainability objectives as a part of its strategy update. The main raw material of all Metsä Group’s products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group’s  products provide a substitute to fossil raw materials and its operations support reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals.