Integrity starts with us and is equally expected from our business partners. We comply with applicable legislation that affect our operations and follow high ethical standards. We expect the same from anyone doing business with us. This includes complying with applicable trade embargoes, sanctions and customs import and export regulations.

To meet these demands, and to mitigate the risk of becoming involved in illegal activities or negative publicity, we need to know who we trade with. This includes our customers, agents, suppliers and other business partners. All business partners must be selected with care. Special attention needs to be paid when engaging new or continuing business with existing business partners in countries subject to trade sanctions or with high perceived corruption level.

Keep these principles in mind

Follow our internal processes to make sure that

  • suppliers commit to Metsä Group's Code of Conduct for Suppliers and agents to this Code of Conduct.
  • current and new business partners are screened against applicable sanction lists as well as against money laundering, human rights violations and other activities which decrease the trust in the business partner, its management or operations.
  • current and new business partners have gone through the necessary financial checks.
Know your business partners.