Metsä Group's corporate governance principles


On this page you can read about Metsä Group's corporate governance principles. If you are looking for information on Metsä Group and its business areas' organisations, please see the section About us.

Metsä Group is a forest industry group whose parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative is a Finnish cooperative. The decision-making and administration of Metsä Group companies complies with the Cooperatives Act, the Limited Liability Companies Act, the Securities Markets Act, the rules of the cooperative, procedures approved by the administrative bodies and the policies and guidelines approved by the Metsäliitto Cooperative Board of Directors and Executive Management Team. Metsäliitto Cooperative's rules are available in full from the link at the side.

Metsä Group adheres to the Finnish Corporate Governance Code 2015 for listed companies                             ( However, Metsä Group's parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative takes into account the special characteristics of the cooperative form of incorporation and states any deviations from the Code, including their rationale. Reference to Metsäliitto Cooperative is only made in those parts of the Corporate Governance principles described herein where the matter in question is dealt with solely from the parent company’s perspective.

Metsä Group prepares its financial statements and interim reports in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The financial statement documents are published in Finnish and English.

Metsä Group's head office is located in Espoo, Finland. The registered office of the parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative is in Helsinki, Finland.

Metsäliitto Cooperative's Board of Directors is liable for compliance with corporate governance and the administration principles specified herein.

Attachments (pdf)


Rules of Metsäliitto Cooperative                                                           2017
                                           Corporate Governance Statement 2017
Salary and Remuneration report 2016

                                                               Corporate Governance Statement 2015
Salary and Remuneration report 2015


Corporate Governance 2014
Salary and Remuneration report 2014


Corporate Governance 2013
Salary and Remuneration report 2013



Corporate Governance 2012
Salary and Remuneration report 2012



Corporate Governance 2011
Salary and Remuneration report 2011