Currently, 80% of Metsä Group’s operations are run with renewable energy and in year 2018 the share of renewable fuels was 90%. 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 over 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 45% per product tonne over the past years (2009–2018).