Our wood supply does not cause deforestation. All the countries from which we procure wood require forests to be renewed after harvesting.
Forest certification is an internationally recognised way of indicating that forest management is sustainable. The forest owner decides whether to certify their forest, and which certification system to use. PEFC and FSC® are the forest certification systems used in our wood supply areas.
Forest certification focuses on two key elements: sustainable forest management and the wood supply chain (chain of custody, CoC).
Forest certification systems specify how forests must be managed, and how the supply chain must function for the certification requirements to be met. A certified supply chain ensures that the origin of wood is communicated reliably throughout the chain.
All the wood we procure comes from either certified forests or forests that meet the requirements of controlled origin (PEFC controlled sources, FSC Controlled Wood). We do not have our own forests from which we procure wood.
Our wood supply chains employ PEFC and FSC chains of custody. Our operations comply with the European Timber Regulation (EUTR), the Lacey Act and the UK Timber Regulation (UKTR).
Our management system is based on our quality management system (ISO 9001), environmental management system (ISO 14001) and occupational health and safety system (ISO 45001).
Metsäliitto Cooperative’s FSC logo licence: FSC-C014476
Metsäliitto Cooperative’s PEFC logo licence: PEFC/02–31-03
|Quality: ISO 9001||Environment: ISO 14001||Safety: ISO 45001||PEFC Chain of Custody||FSC Chain of Custody|
|Metsä Forest Eesti AS, Estonia||x||x||x||x|
|Metsä Forest Finland||x||x||x||x||x|
|Metsä Forest AB, Sweden||x||x||x||x|
|OOO Metsä Forest Saint Petersburg, Russia||x||x||x||(x)*|
|OOO Metsä Forest Podporozhye, Russia||x||x||x||(x)*|
|SIA Metsä Forest Latvia||x||x||x||x|
* In March 2022, we suspended wood procurement and imports from Russia. From 8 April 2022, Metsäliitto Cooperative's Russian sites have had their Chain of Custody certificate suspended in accordance with the international FSC policy.