Metsä Board wins the Finnish Circular Economy and Quality Award for the second year running

Metsä Board Corporation press release 11.11.2022
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Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has again won both the Finnish Circular Economy Award and the Finnish Quality Award in the Excellence Finland assessment. Both the Quality Award and the Circular Economy Award are based on an assessment using the international EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) model. Juha Ylä-Autio, CEO of Excellence Finland, stated in their recent press release that the Quality Award recognised the best organisation in Finland that had achieved verifiable excellence in implementing its strategy.

In its reasoning, the jury states that Metsä Board's processes for defining direction, implementing strategy, monitoring and reporting performance are appropriate and operate effectively. The organisation is consistently working to further strengthen the themes of sustainability and circular economy in its corporate culture. Metsä Board has also succeeded in developing effective forms of collaboration within its ecosystem. This is also reflected in the company's performance, business results and competitiveness.

"Our role as a forerunner in the fossil free circular economy requires us to continually challenge our way of thinking and adopt new operating models. Last year's evaluation provided a lot of useful feedback and helped us to identify areas for improvement that we have developed over the year. This year's award shows that we have taken another step forward, for which our entire staff deserves thanks," says Metsä Board's CEO Mika Joukio.

"It has been great to see how positively Metsä Board's personnel embraced last year's suggestions for further development and started to implement them. This is clearly reflected in the excellent evaluation result we received," says Anne Uusitalo, Product Safety and Sustainability Director at Metsä Board.

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For further information:
Marjo Halonen, VP Communications, Metsä Board
Mobile: +358 (0)50 598 7046

Metsä Board

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards. We focus on lightweight and high-quality folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. The pure fresh fibres we use in our products are a renewable and recyclable resource, that can be traced back to sustainably managed northern forests. We are a forerunner in sustainability, and we aim to have completely fossil free mills and raw materials by the end of 2030.

Together with our customers we develop innovative packaging solutions to create better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. In 2021 our sales totaled EUR 2.1 billion, and we have around 2,400 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Metsä Group

Metsä Group leads the way in the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, developing bioproducts and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, and tissue and greaseproof papers.

Metsä Group’s annual sales is approximately EUR 6 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in 30 countries. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forest: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative owned by nearly 100,000 forest owners.

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