Metsä Group’s sustainability principles and Codes of Conduct for employees and suppliers guide its responsibility work. The Employee Code of Conduct is an essential part of day-to-day sustainability management. It guides our employees to follow the required ethical principles concerning conflicts of interest, competition, communication and the prevention of bribery and other fraudulent conduct. The Code of Conduct requires all employees to report any behaviour that they believe to be in breach of the instructions. They can report such behaviour to their supervisor, the Compliance Officer or the General Counsel of Metsä Group.
We have also defined working methods and prepared instructions for environmental management, human resources, equal opportunities and purchasing.
We have also defined working methods and prepared instructions for environmental management, personnel policy, equality and purchasing.
Operations in the supply chain are guided by the Supplier Code of Conduct, which is included as an appendix in each supplier agreement. We are in the process of assessing the sustainability risks related to our suppliers of raw materials. Our goal is to audit all risk-rated raw material key vendors by the end of the 2015.