ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 8, 2020 (Press Release) -Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change, as well as acting to protect water security – two of the three environmental themes covered by CDP. Metsä Board has been included on the CDP Climate ‘A List’ since 2016. In the CDP’s Forest programme Metsä Board scored A-.
Metsä Board is shown as one of a small number of companies that achieved a double ‘A’, out of more than 5,800 businesses that were scored based on data submitted through CDP’s questionnaires in 2020. Through significant demonstrable action on climate change and water security risks, Metsä Board is leading on corporate environmental ambition, action and transparency worldwide.
“Our ambitious target is to have 100% fossil free mills by 2030, and the ‘A List’ positions are a recognition of our systematic work to achieve these aims. This is the fifth consecutive year that Metsä Board achieved this position on the CDP Climate A list as well as the fifth year placed on the CDP Water A list. We have also signed the Business Ambition for 1.5°C commitment led by the Science Based Targets initiative” says Mika Joukio, CEO of Metsä Board.
CDP is a global non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests.
Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and forerunner in sustainability. We produce premium lightweight folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners for consumer goods packaging as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests. We aim for completely fossil free mills and raw materials by 2030.
The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2019, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion, and it has approximately 2,400 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and greaseproof papers.
In 2019, Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.5 billion, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 100,000 Finnish forest owners.