ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 1, 2021 (Press Release) -Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has been awarded again a Platinum level rating by EcoVadis for the company's corporate social responsibility. Metsä Fibre’s score places the company among the top 1 percent of companies assessed by EcoVadis in the manufacture of pulp, paper and paperboard industry.
“At Metsä Fibre, responsibility and sustainability are an integral part of our strategy and everything we do. We are all proud for receiving the highest level EcoVadis rating again. We will utilise the feedback as one tool to continuous improvement of our operations,” says Ismo Nousiainen, CEO, Metsä Fibre.
“Metsä Group’s strategic sustainable development goals for 2030 create a path towards a climate-neutral society. Metsä Fibre plays an important role in achieving these goals. For example, our target is to achieve 100 percent fossil free mills and raw materials and utilise production side streams 100 percent by the end of 2030. The new bioproduct mill to be built in Kemi and the world's most modern sawmill in Rauma will support us to achieve these goals.”
EcoVadis assessments focus on 21 recognized CSI criteria which are grouped into 4 themes: Environment, Labour & Human Rights, Sustainable Procurement, and Ethics. Metsä Fibre was ranked especially high (90/100 points) on environmental topics. This year Metsä Fibre also improved its performance in the Sustainable Procurement sector.
The methodology and criteria used by EcoVadis are in line with international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), UN Global Compact, and ISO 26000.
Metsä Group is leading the way in advancing the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, bioproduct development and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.
Metsä Group’s annual sales amount to approximately EUR 5.5 billion, and we have around 9,200 employees in 30 countries. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by 100,000 forest owners.
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts, biochemicals and bioenergy. We are the world’s largest producer of softwood market pulp and a globally significant manufacturer of sawn timber. There is a growing demand for our high-quality products, as renewable wood provides a responsible alternative to fossil-based materials.
In 2020 our sales totalled approximately EUR 1.8 billion, and we have around 1,300 employees. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.