Leading the way in wood supply in Russia
Metsä Group is one of the leading companies in developing chain of custody tracking systems in Russia. We verify the origin of the wood and ensure compliance with the principles of sustainable forest management by means of wood supplier and logging site audits, which are carried out in a consistent manner in all of our wood procurement countries . We have been collecting information about the origin of the wood we purchase in Russia ever since we began to procure wood there.
Metsä Group has used digital maps to monitor the origin of wood for more than ten years. The Group also has third-party certification for its chain of custody management system covering all of its wood supply operations.
Main forest areas owned or leased by Metsä Group
Forest owner / leaseholder||
Total area, hectares 1)||
Of which protected areas, hectares||
|Finland ||Metsä-Botnia Metsät Oy||34,348||42||PEFC and FSC|
|Kirkniemen Kartano Oy||961||217
Metsäliitto Cooperative's FSC logo lisence code is FSC-C014476.
1) Including forestry land and other land within the forest estate / area.
2) Including Nature Conservation Areas, Natura 2000 areas and Conservation Programme areas. Small-scale valuable forest habitats and the buffer zones of watercourses are not included in the figures.
3) Including forests with a protective function (e.g. forests along watercourses); those with special limitations of the utilisation regime; and biologically valuable forests that have been excluded from commercial use by the company. Strictly protected areas are excluded from the lease areas in Russia. Small-scale valuable forest habitats are not included in the figures.
In addition to the areas presented in the table, Metsä Group owns small forest estates in Finland and in Estonia (altogether 103 ha ). Further, Metsä Group owns shares (<50%) in the Finnish forest-owning entities Finsilva Oyj and Suomen Metsäsijoitus Oy, and in the Russian forestry holding Vologodskie Lesopromyshlenniki.