Our progress in 2022

In 2022, our successes included reducing fossil-based carbon dioxide emissions as well as positive developments in safety at work and the monitoring of supplier responsibility. Lower production in the last quarter of the year weighed on the full year performance in energy efficiency and process water use.

In 2022, we report our progress towards sustainability 2030 targets in line with the targets launched in 2019. Starting from the 2023 data, we will report in accordance with the updated material topics and sustainability targets.

Our greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets are endorsed by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and meet the strictest requirements of the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.


Safeguarding biodiversity    
Share of certified wood fibre >90% 83%
MG: Retention trees at regeneration sites 100% 95%
MG: Four high biodiversity stumps in harvesting sites 90% 90%
Mitigating climate change and reducing emissions    
Fossil-based carbon dioxide emissions, (Scope 1 and Scope 2, market based) 0 t 383,098 t
Share of fossil free energy of total energy consumption 100% 87%
Share of target group suppliers have set SBTi targets by 2024* (Scope 3) 70% 15%
Fossil free raw materials and packaging materials, share of dry tonnes 100% 99.3%
MG: Area of regeneration and management of young stands from the 2018 level +30% 2.8%
MG: The amount of carbon stored in wood products from the 2018 level +30% -12.4%
Sustainable production and efficient use of resources
Improvement in energy efficiency from the 2018 level >+10% 2.7%
Reduction in the use of process water per produced tonne from the 2018 level -30% -12.2%
Utilisation of side streams 100% 99.9%
(MG) Target is set at Metsä Group level


Responsible corporate culture and accident free working environment    
Ethics index in ethics barometer 100% 85%
Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF) per million hours worked 0 6.7



Sustainable supply chain    
Suppliers’ commitment to the Supplier Code of Conduct, share of total purchases 100% 99%
Supplier background check passed, share of total purchases 100% 96%
Supplier sustainability assessment passed, share of total purchases 100% 63%
Traceability of raw materials, share of total purchases 100% 97%