Of the energy used by Metsä Group mills, 86% is renewable wood-based bioenergy. We produce bioenergy from many sources: logging waste, such as branches and treetops, sawdust and bark from sawmills, as well as waste generated in production. The energy self-sufficiency rate of our pulp mills is 140%, and they are among the largest producers of renewable energy in Finland.
Our investments in bioenergy and energy efficiency have helped us reduce our emissions significantly. Our fossil carbon dioxide emissions have decreased by 35% per product tonne over the past years (2009–2015).