Well-being for local communities

Metsä Group employs 9,300 people and three times more indirectly.

Value creation in society


An important player both locally and internationally

We are the only international forestry company with a cooperative structure – Metsä Group has 103,000 owner-members, who are Finnish private forest owners. Our cooperative structure creates a strong foundation of values for sustainable operations. We want to be a fair and open neighbour in our local communities, where we cooperate closely with other local actors.

Ethical business

Ethical business  

Code of Conduct for all business activities

Code of Conduct and Sustainability principles guide employees in the field of social responsibility, taking into consideration respecting human rights. We promote equal opportunities and encourage all employees to report any discrimination.

Read more about our sustainability management and policies.

Responsible employer


Safe and healthy working environments

Metsä Group employs 9,300 people in nearly 30 countries and creates thousands of jobs in logging and transport companies and indirectly in the retail business. Group-wide value-based management principles unite all employees and help create a fair and rewarding working environment.

Everyone has the right to work in a safe and healthy working environment. We are proud to say that we are on the right track in improving safety at work. The ambitious zero accident target covers both our own personnel and sub-contractors working in our mills. Both of them receive induction in safe working practices. We have been able to achieve good results with the help of a comprehensive safety management system based on preventive measures and an effective system for registering safety observations. Most of Metsä Group's mills (29 out of 35) have OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment management systems in use.

Well-being at work is the foundation for success, both for individual employees and the company as a whole. It is always a personal experience consisting of many things: a meaningful job, a well-functioning organisation, and a positive feeling about coming to work. At a personal level, well-being is affected by whether you are motivated and have sufficient expertise to perform your tasks.