ESPOO, Finland, May 15, 2020 (Press Release) -ProCom – The Finnish Association of Communication Professionals – has awarded Metsä Board’s annual report 2019 the prestigious title of ‘the best’ of the annual reports by listed companies in Finland. The association makes the evaluation annually. Metsä Board is part of Metsä Group.
According to ProCom's press release, the evaluation committee thanked Metsä Board for a very successful entity in all four areas (finance, narrative, visuality and responsibility). In particular, responsibility and mitigating climate change are key themes in Metsä Board's annual report, which provides a clear rationale for the company's existence and future goals.
“Our aim was to show clearly the value we create as a company and also to communicate our development areas for the future. In particular, we wanted to open up our sustainability targets and performance and describe how Metsä Board is providing solutions to global challenges. This award is a great recognition of the work that has been done in Metsä Group to create a good annual report entity,” says Marjo Halonen, VP Communications, Metsä Board.
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 103,000 Finnish forest owners.