Sustainability management and targets

Sustainability management and targets

Metsä Group’s sustainability principles and Codes of Conduct for employees and suppliers guide our day-to-day responsibility work.

Metsä Group's 2030 sustainability objectives


Sustainability is part of everything we do. The foundation of our sustainability work consists of four themes covering all our operations. With the strong commitment to our new strategic sustainability 2030 objectives we are building a path to a climate neutral society. Our sustainability work supports reaching the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. 

The objectives are: 

1. Increasing the amount of carbon stored in forests and produts as well as safeguarding biodiversity
2. Fossil free mills and resource efficient production
3. Responsible corporate culture and accident-free work environment
4. Fossil free raw materials and sustainable supply chain

Management systems and certificates

Sustainability at Metsä Group is based on our strategy and values. Responsibility is an essential part of our operations and daily work. Ethical business is ensured by sustainability principles and Codes of Conduct for employees and suppliers guide our day-to-day responsibility work.

We have also defined working methods and policies for environmental management, personnel, equality and purchasing. Our Supplier Code of Conduct guides operations in the supply chain. At the mills, management systems related to quality, the environment and safety at work are integrated into daily work.

Governance and responsibilities

Sustainable forest management  

Integrated to all levels of operations

Everything we do involves sustainability. Our strategic 2030 sustainability objectives were launched in early 2019. Metsäliitto Cooperative Board of Directors, highest management body, has approved long-term strategic objectives for sustainability. 

The experts in our sustainability provide our business areas with support in topics related to raw materials, the supply chain and tasks related to production plants in business areas and functions.



Transparent tax policy

Metsä Group Tax Policy, approved by the Board of Directors, governs the main tax principles applied in the Group. All tax decisions made within Metsä Group and all other measures and actions which affect taxation have to be legal and in accordance with the applicable tax laws and regulations. All tax decisions are based on sound commercial reasons and they proactively support the goals of business activity. Corporate structures and other arrangements created only for tax reasons are not implemented.