Metsä Board, as part of Metsä Group, respects internationally recognised human rights, as declared in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ILO Labour Standards. We are committed to acting in compliance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and expect our business partners to do the same. We are also committed to the UN’s Global Compact initiative and follow its ten principles regarding human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
Our work and decision making are guided by Metsä Group’s Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct is supplemented by company-wide policies and related training that we require every employee to pass and comply with. Among other things, these policies concern human resources, equal opportunities, information security and personal data protection. In addition, we have job-specific policies such as a purchasing policy for those working in this area.
Every other year we conduct an Ethics barometer to measure how our people perceive ethics at work.
Our Ethics barometer helps us identify ethics-related risks. Implementing the development measures based on the results of the Ethics barometer is one of our sustainability targets.
We expect the same high level of ethics from our suppliers, customers and other partners. Requirements for suppliers are recorded in the Supplier Code of Conduct and are part of our procurement contracts. We apply the ‘Know Your Business Partner’ process to both suppliers and customers. It allows us to improve our understanding of who we are working with and thereby reduce our risk of unintentionally associating Metsä Board with illegal activities.