Sustainable forestry and forest certification

Metsä Fibre uses Nordic wood from sustainably managed forests in areas where the forests grow more than they are used.

Forest regeneration is always part of sustainable forest management, and we require environmental values to be considered in all forestry measures. We always regenerate forests after felling, and the Metsä Group uses domestic tree species and seedlings in forest regeneration.

The wood we use is traceable and comes from certified or controlled forests. This allows us to ensure the legality of our wood supply, as well as the acceptability and sustainability of our supply chain.

1.2 Sustainable forestry - 1 -Forest certification.jpg


90 per cent of the wood we use is certified according to the international forest certification systems FSC® or PEFC (FSC-C002102, PEFC/02-33-21), and all the wood we receive meets the criteria for controlled wood. 90 per cent is an excellent figure in our line of business. For the sake of comparison, only about 10 per cent of the world’s forests are certified.

Metsä Fibre uses certified management systems to ensure quality, environmental compliance, energy efficiency, and safety. Our Chain of Custody system enables us to trace the origins of all the wood we purchase and lets us monitor our logistics chain.