Approach to sustainability

Towards a fossil-fuel free future

At Metsä Group, we are strongly committed to our strategic sustainability targets moving us towards a fossil free low-carbon society. Our operations actively contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

We prioritise our sustainability efforts by focusing on the most critical themes that resonate with both us and our stakeholders. These themes, identified on Metsä Group level through rigorous materiality assessments, guide our sustainability initiatives and shape our sustainability 2030 targets. Importantly, they span Metsä Group’s entire business landscape, including Metsä Fibre’s operations, while considering impacts across our value chain. 

Metsä Group’s key material topics:

  1. 1

    Safeguarding biodiversity and the ecological sustainability of forest use

  2. 2

    Climate change mitigation and the reduction of emissions

  3. 3

    Efficient use of resources and sustainable production

  4. 4

    Respecting everyone and doing the right thing

  5. 5

    Promoting safety and wellbeing at work

  6. 6

    The societal significance of a forest-based bioeconomy

  7. 7

    Innovation and open-minded cooperation

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Supporting our customers’ sustainability journey

Additionally, at Metsä Fibre, we align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and support also our customers to achieve their sustainability objectives. We can accomplish this through fossil-free production, reduced emissions, sustainable forestry practices, resource efficiency, and innovative solutions. Furthermore, our supply chain operates with transparency, ensuring traceable wood sourcing, and we consistently implement best practices across all our locations.

Sustainable development goals. SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 13: Climate action, SDG 15, Life on land and SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals.