Working closely with logistics operators helps us reduce the environmental impact of our transportation and ensures that our products remain clean during transportation and storage.

Given that most of our products are sold to customers outside Finland and Sweden, transport distances are often long. The environmental impact of our logistics processes is minimised through careful route planning and by developing more efficient operating methods to reduce both costs and emissions. The transportation alternative that generates the least emissions is given priority, and this is why we favour sea and rail transport over road transport whenever possible.

For example, in the transport of products from the Kemi paperboard mill to ports, the load size of transport units is maximised, and all fuels are fossil free. At the Tako paperboard mill, products are transported fossil free to the nearby terminal, and from there, shipping containers are delivered by low-emission lorries to the port.

Joint targets with suppliers

The value chain’s greenhouse gas emissions are also reduced through emissions reduction targets jointly set by Metsä Group and its partner suppliers.

For example, the joint 2030 target of Metsä Group and VR, a logistics group, will halve emissions from transports covered by the cooperation. VR also handles Metsä Board’s rail transports in Finland.

The joint target with Royal Wagenborg, a Dutch maritime logistics company, is to reduce products’ carbon dioxide emissions from marine transports by 30 per cent (per tonne per mile) from the 2021 level by 2030.