Metsä Group as an employer

Metsä Group as an employer

We employ 9,100 professionals in various fields. By working together, we achieve top results. 

Responsible employer

At Metsä Group, we succeed by continuously developing our operations. Our values – renewal, cooperation, reliability and responsible profitability – are important for us. Our responsible management practices base on these values and create a foundation for everything we do. We believe that employees committed to our values are one of our success factors.

With us, you will be a part of a work community whose cornerstones are trust and cooperation. Respect for others and humour brighten up the working day – we work in earnest, but not with a serious face. We value our employees and invest in their professional development, wellbeing and safety at work. In return, we expect every one of our employees to develop their work and think about what they could do better and how to work for our common goals, every day.

As an employer, we are guided by several policies, which we expect all of our employees to study and follow. Metsä Group has a remuneration system that supports our strategy implementation and motivates us to reach our goals.

High-quality products manufactured from sustainable raw material and diverse duties make our work meaningful. We offer a wide range of career paths and employ professionals in various fields. At Metsä Forest, the emphasis is on expertise in wood trade and forest management. Metsä Wood, Metsä Fibre, Metsä Board and Metsä Tissue employ professionals in chemical and mechanical industrial production, maintenance and wood processing technology.

Furthermore, experts in fields such as financial administration, sustainability, logistics, procurement, law, HR, communications and ICT can find a career in Metsä Group.

With the Metsä attitude, we achieve top results.

Professional development

Values guide Metsä Group's operations 

Versatile opportunities for development

We encourage everyone to embrace continuous improvement and offer versatile  opportunities for competence development.

Read more about how we promote professional development

Wellbeing and safety at work


All Metsä Group employees have the right to leave work healthy

Everyone has the right to return safely home from work

We believe that healthy, motivated and satisfied employees are one of our success factors. At Metsä Group, occupational safety is an integral part of day-to-day management, and preventive action plays a key role in the promotion of wellbeing at work and safety at work.

Read more about how we promote wellbeing and safety at work.

Metsä Group blog

Values guide Metsä Group's operations 

Welcome to read the Metsä blog!

The blog posts are published once a month and they are written by our employees.

Our ambition at Metsä Group is to continuously improve and develop our operations. This applies to products, production processes as well as our way of working.

17.01.2019Armi Purhonen
There is a lively public debate on climate change. When international discussion of the topic began at the time of the Rio Convention in 1992, the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions was emphasised. It's easy to see the reason for this: the main culprit behind the speed of climate change is the use of fossil fuels, and the CO2 emissions they release, which remain in the atmosphere for dozens of years. Recently, the debate's focus has increasingly shifted to the other side of climate change m...
Marjatta Punkka
14.12.2018Marjatta Punkka
​When you choose food from the shelves of a grocery store, you probably pay attention not only to the food, but also to the packaging and its appearance and attractiveness. Even so, few of us spare a thought to whether the packaging material is safe – we tend to take that for granted.Consumers’ trust in the production chain of food is high, particularly in Finland and in the other Nordic countries. This trust, though, is easy to lose. This is why only highly reliable partners are good enough for...
12.12.2018Ella Vallenius
Despite the greyness of November, I was full of enthusiasm: soon I would be talking to students again about the forest industry. Currently in progress, “A Forest of Opportunities”, Mahdollisuuksien metsä, is a campaign where hundreds of forest industry ambassadors will visit schools to educate young people on the forest sector by providing information on innovative products and the wide range of study and work opportunities available in the field. Meeting young people is always rewarding and now...
Timo Merikallio
28.11.2018Timo Merikallio
​Life became much less hectic in the autumn of 2017, once the bioproduct mill in Äänekoski had started up and the project was largely completed. Enriched by the experience, the team members returned to their previous jobs or took up new ones. I was ready to start the countdown to my retirement, but then I received a call from Ilkka Hämälä, our President and CEO. He said we needed to study the conditions for Kemi mill’s further development – or even for building a new, large bioproduct mill. So I...
Miikka Hernesaho
19.11.2018Miikka Hernesaho
​Our recently started mill in Pärnu is a response to the growing demand for birch plywood in the global market. With the investment, Metsä Wood started a new concept: the birch veneers are produced in Äänekoski, Finland and then transported to Pärnu, Estonia for plywood processing. It is crucial to have the veneer and final plywood quality well in balance with customers’ needs. To ensure this we have taken into use a digital mill solution called “Smart factory”.Open communication is a key in ind...
07.11.2018Markus Reivala
​The Internet of Things is the world of devices connected to the internet, devices that track, detect, and measure pre-defined functions, and then collect and share the data. Metsä Tissue’s Katrin Live smart washroom concept is a superb example of the IoT in action. A smart washroom can send alerts when the paper or soap are running out, among other things. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you hear something, and it makes your thoughts flow like a flood – ideas one after the oth...
30.10.2018Matti Toivonen
​Digitalisation, big data, the IoT, Industry 4.0, AI, blockchains, VR and AR. This is what modern companies are made of. Digitalisation is everywhere – even at pulp mills.  It is progressing in leaps and bounds, and those not keeping up with its development are so last season! The hype is gaining even more momentum.The reality is that digitalisation is already here. Modern mills have been automated and digital for years. Process control already utilises blockchains and machine learning. Maintena...
05.10.2018Niklas von Weymarn
Metsä Spring, an "innovation arm" of Metsä Group, recently announced its first investment: The construction of a demo plant to test a new technology converting wood-based pulp into fibres used in e.g. clothing. The experts in this field naturally know that wood-based textile fibres have a long history – the most widely used technology today, Viscose, was invented over 100 years ago. However, already over 25 years have passed since the last "upgrade" was introduced to the marketplace, i.e. the Ly...
Packaging protects products from damage and spoiling, and keeps them clean and safe for consumers. Packaging is also an important medium for communicating with consumers: it attracts their attention, arouses their interest in the product, and makes it stand out from the competition. For example, the smiling squirrel on the packaging of Serla products immediately catches the eye and says to consumers, “Hi there, I’m here!” Packaging also makes products easier to use.Every now and then, people ask...
03.09.2018Markus Reivala
Sustainability is part of the DNA of Metsä Tissue’s Away-from Home business unit. We understand that all our actions have an impact on our environment. Our tissue papers and dispensers are a necessity for offices, hospitals, schools, and other public spaces and toilet facilities. Our responsibility is to make sure that we offer our customers sustainable products with minimal environmental impact. As a tissue paper producer, our main raw materials are wood pulp and recovered fibres. Both are natu...
29.08.2018Jarkko Tuominen
Recently, there has been a great deal of debate about unnecessary packaging and the drawbacks of plastic. The plastic waste accumulating in our oceans has given rise to environmental concerns among consumers and companies. Many brands have begun to rethink their packaging solutions. The basic functions of packaging include protection and marketing. In addition to these, increasing attention is being paid to eco-friendliness, the safety and origin of materials as well as recyclability.It's import...
29.01.2018Juha Jumppanen
To me, renewal means the continuous development of my own work and my organisation’s operations. It also means a readiness to critically evaluate my work as a supervisor and leader, and to receive feedback.Self-development begins with realising that you are not perfect as a leader and with admitting your mistakes. However, leadership does not revolve around the self.  It is a good idea to stop and take time to evaluate yourself and how you should change your ways, so the people around you are ab...
15.12.2017Jarmo Toikka
Cooperation, trust, community and mutual respect. These are powerful words, and we need every one of them to build good cooperation. As a manager, they are the cornerstones of my thinking and work. Cooperation is built on trust, mutual respect and shared goals. This applies to all cooperation – with your team, an external partner or your managers. Managing an external network of partners requires skill. Metsä Group must stand its ground in tough competition and manufacture the best products in t...
22.11.2017Ilkka Hämälä
Metsä Group, like companies in general, has ambitious profit targets. Every one of us must contribute to our common goals in our work, and thus act responsibly. This is undoubtedly clear to everyone, but when we try to consider what responsibility actually involves, the issue becomes more complex. For me, responsibility primarily means systematic, long-term work. Responsible profitability is one of our Group’s values. It means choosing ways of working that do not compromise or risk our future su...
13.10.2017Anneli Karhula
​Competition is tough and getting tougher, as are the demands for efficiency – the bar is set high. Because predicting the future is harder than ever,  good leadership has become an increasingly important success factor. A clear strategy and goals keep us on the right track. It’s easier to meet changing demands – and even  surpass them – when you know where to focus. When we spend our time and energy on what really matters you’ll have time for innovative thinking and renewal. When everyone’s inp...

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