72% of the energy used in Metsä Group's production is renewable. We produce renewable energy from many sources: logging waste, such as branches and treetops, sawdust and bark from sawmills, as well as waste generated in production. The energy self-sufficiency rate of our pulp mills is 140%, and they are among the largest producers of renewable energy in Finland. Metsä Group produces 15% of the renewable energy in Finland.
Our investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency have helped us reduce our emissions significantly. Our fossil carbon dioxide emissions have decreased by 38% per product tonne over the past years (2009–2016).