Well-being

Responsible corporate culture

We measure the responsibility of our corporate culture with an Ethics barometer, which assesses how our people perceive ethics at work and helps us identify ethics-related risks. The barometer covers all our employees and is conducted every other year.

The first barometer was conducted in 2020, when our ethics index was at 85%. To help us achieve our target of 100%, in 2021 we organised training for all our employees on whistleblowing, the use of our Compliance and Ethics Channel and the related investigation process. In addition, corporate management, managers and HR personnel participated in a detailed Code of Conduct training session covering topics such as ethical blindness, favouritism, equality and addressing and reporting grievances. We also made use of the results of the Ethics barometer when defining our ‘Metsä For All’ vision. 

Responsible corporate culture

Target 2030

2021

2020

2019

Ethics barometer​, %

100​

-​

85​

-​

 

Accident-free work environment

We advance safety at work through proactive measures, a company-wide way of working and by complying with a standardised management system. Our long-term target is zero accidents. The good progress made in occupational safety in recent years was not reflected in the 2021 results. At our mills the number of occupational accidents increased while safety in our port operations, at Hangö Stevedoring, improved from the previous year. The most common accidents were injuries to hands and feet.

In 2022 we are focusing on developing hand-related safety and improving personal hazard identification with the aim of making everyone capable of identifying risks before they begin work. Metsä Board will also be adopting four new safety standards.

Accident-free work environment

Target 2030

2021

2020

2019

Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF) per million hours worked ​

0​

9.8

8.4​

10.2