Operations with clear targets

We have eight sustainability targets that guide our operations.

Raw materials and supply chain

​​​​​​​​Wood

Metsä Group’s target is to support sustainable forest management and to maintain the share of certified wood in our operations above 80%.

Degree of certified wood purchased by Metsä Group

per cent

Year % Target level
2011 81 80
2012 82 80
2013 82 80
2014 84 80
2015 84 80
2016 86 80

Logistics

Metsä Group set in 2015 a target for ensuring the sustainability of its main logistics flows. During 2016 a questionnaire about the Group’s Code of Condact for Suppliers was sent to service providers. We are in the process of assessing the responses and planning actions to make sure that our suppliers meet the required criteria.

Resource efficiency and emissions

Climate

Metsä Group’s target is to reduce fossil CO2 emissions in production by 30% per production tonne from 2009 level. In 2013 the target was reached and we have been able to lower the emissions ever since.

Reduction of fossil CO2 emissions

per cent

Year % Taget level
2010 14 30
2011 16 30
2012 25 30
2013 30 30
2014 34 30
2015 33 30
2016 35 30

Energy

Metsä Group’s target is to improve energy efficiency by 10% from 2009 level by 2020. We have made progress in reaching this target but still have work to do.

Energy efficiency

per cent

Year % Target level
2010 3 10
2011 3 10
2012 3 10
2013 6 10
2014 7 10
2015 7 10
2016 6 10

Resource efficiency

Metsä Group’s target is to reduce process water use. We have made progress in reducing water use with the aim of -17% per production tonne from the 2010 level by 2020.

Process water use

per cents

Year % Target level
2011 3 17
2012 7 17
2013 12 17
2014 12 17
2015 15 17
2016 13 17

Stakeholder engagement

Ethical business

Metsä Group’s target is to train all employees in the Code of Conduct.

Share of white-collar employees trained in Code of Conduct

per cent

Year % Target level
2012 75 100
2013 84 100
2014 94 100
2015 96 100
2016 96 100

Safety at work

Metsä Group’s target is to improve lost-time accident frequency rate by 10% annually. The long-term goal is to have zero accidents.

Reduction of lost-time accident frequency rate (LTA1)

per cent

Year % Target level
2012 14 10
2013 16 10
2014 15 10
2015 15 10
2016 22 10

Well-being at work

Metsä Group’s target is to keep sickness absenteeism rate below 3%.

Sickness absenteeism

per cent

Year % Target level
2012 3.9 3
2013 3.8 3
2014 3.7 3
2015 3.9 3
2016 3.9 3