Procurement at Metsä Group

Metsä Group Sourcing and Logistics provides procurement services for all of Metsä Group’s business areas: Metsä Board, Metsä Fibre, Metsä Forest, Metsä Tissue and Metsä Wood.

Group Sourcing and Logistics is organised into three main areas: category sourcing, investment and area sourcing as well as purchasing service centres. Metsä Forest is responsible for wood supply and forestry services.

Metsä Group’s external purchases total at the level of EUR 3 billion annually. Group Sourcing and Logistics is headed by Jarmo Toikka, SVP Sourcing and Logistics.

Become a supplier for Metsä Group

Procurement at Metsä Group is managed systematically in accordance with the principle of continuous improvement. All of the materials and services that we purchase must meet our business needs with the best price/quality ratio. Our goal is to develop long-term cooperation relationships with our selected key suppliers. We expect a strong commitment to cooperation from our key suppliers.

Procurement at Metsä Group is managed responsibly based on our Supplier Code of Conduct. The Supplier Code of Conduct determines the minimum requirements for our suppliers in terms of ethical business, integrity, sustainability and ways of working.

Metsä Group’s Code of Conduct presents common ethical principles that apply to the entire Group. Read more about responsibility at Metsä Group.

Materials and services that we buy

What we buy

Group Sourcing and Logistics is a joint group-level service function operating across all business areas. Category sourcing consists of four sourcing clusters: direct materials, indirect mill sourcing, administrative materials and services as well as logistics. Investments related to purchases and area mill sourcing are managed parallel to category sourcing within the same function.

                                  
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Direct materials

FIBERS (PULP AND RECOVERED PAPER)

Hardwood pulp, softwood pulp, BCTMP, mixed office waste and other higher grades, old newsprint, old corrugated containerboard.

BASIC CHEMICALS
Caustic soda, sodium chlorate, hydrogen peroxide, sulphuric and magnesium chemicals, acids, industrial gases, lime.

PROCESS CHEMICALS

Sizing & retention chemicals, OBA, dyes & inks, other process chemicals.

COATINGS, BINDERS AND PIGMENTS

Carbonates, clay, talcum, plastic pigments, starch, latex, PVA, stearates and hardeners, CMC, synthetic thickeners, binder additives, barrier coating agents.

PACKAGING MATERIALS

Printed and unprinted PE film and hoods, shrink and stretch film, corrugated boxes, roll packaging, card board boxes, core board, cores, pallets, labels and bale wire.

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Indirect materials and services

MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

Electrical, automation equipment and services; mechanical equipment and services, incl. distributor materials; process machines, spare parts and services; outsourced maintenance services.

PRODUCTION OPERATIONS AND SERVICES

Facility and infrastructural services; operational services and vehicles, incl. internal material handling and subcontracting; production consumables, and engineering and consulting.

ENERGY

Electricity, gas (NG, LNG, LPG), other fuels (fuel oil, coal, peat).

INVESTMENTS

Goods and services needed in investment operations.

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Administrative materials and services

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Travel services, company cars, insurances, professional services (e.g. legal, tax and financial consultancy), office supplies & equipments and business intelligence services (e.g. market information).

ICT

Services such as IT infrastructure, hardware and hosting, telecommunications, application and local support, ICT consultancy and project deliveries, software licenses.

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Services related, e.g. to the company brand development, magazines and other publications, digital communications, media monitoring and translation.

HR

Services related to recruitment, performance management, compensation and benefits, training and development and well-being at work.

TRADING

Trading supplies - products that complement Metsä Group’s product offering to customers but are not produced by Metsä.

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Logistics

MARITIME

Import of wood and export of finished products by sea.

ROAD AND RAIL

Roundwood ja wood chip deliveries to our production sites. Finished goods road and rail deliveries from production sites to L-ports and terminals, onward deliveries from D-ports, direct customer deliveries including FLT, LTL and distribution.

PORTS AND WAREHOUSES

Port, terminal and warehousing services as well as related transportation and other logistics services.

How to become a supplier

       

What we expect from our suppliers

We are always interested in finding new suppliers. Metsä Group selects suppliers on the basis that they comply with our Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct and meet our sustainability principles. In addition, suppliers must be:

  • Reliable
  • Competitive
  • Reputable
  • Qualified
  • Capable
  • Environmentally sound
  • Committed to meeting the Group’s expectations.

Companies interested in cooperating with Metsä Group are invited to fill in our contact form for suppliers. We will contact you if we have a need for the products or services you provide.