All parties involved in the processing of wood and pulp in our value chain comply with the requirements of the PEFC or FSC® chain of custody, which means that all the wood fibre we use is traceable.
Most of the wood we use, 83% in 2021, originates from certified forest sources. The target is at least 90% by the end of 2030. We also require that any non-certified wood we use is of sustainable origin to ensure that it always meets at least the criteria for PEFC Controlled Sources and FSC Controlled Wood.
Metsä Board fulfils the obligations of the European Union Timber Regulation (EU 995/2010), the UK Timber Regulation and the US Lacey Act, all of which prohibit the marketing of illegally harvested timber and timber products. Also, compliance with PEFC and FSC chain of custody ensure that the wood we use is never harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights nor from forests with high conservation value. Chain of custody standards also prohibit the use of genetically modified trees. Metsä Board’s chain of custody system is evaluated annually as part of Metsä Group’s internal and third-party external audits.
Our licence codes are PEFC/02-31-92 and FSC®-C001580.