Metsä Group offers new benefits for forest owners 1.2.–30.4.2023 in Finland

Metsä Group press release 1 February 2023
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Metsä Group will pay a bonus of at least one euro per cubic metre for all roundwood sales made in Finland by existing and new owner-members between 1 February and 30 April 2023. A price guarantee will also be given for these timber purchases, which may increase the price of timber retroactively.

The bonus and the price guarantee are available in Finland to both existing owner-members of Metsä Group and forest owners who join Metsä Group as owner-members between 1 February and 30 April 2023 and roundwood sales with the company. Bonuses will also accrue on forest management orders.

During the campaign, owner members will be offered benefits that normally require previous roundwood sales with Metsä Group. Additional benefits are also available retroactively for contract customers.

"With the campaign, we want to boost good forest management and winter roundwood sales and ensure increased employment for our entrepreneurs during the summer season. Now is a good time to sell wood, become an owner member of Metsä Group and participate in creating sustainable growth in Finland," says Juha Jumppanen, EVP at Metsä Group Wood Supply and Forest Services, Metsä Forest.

Metsä Group's investments in Finland will increase the company's wood procurement and increasing volumes will be purchased from owner members. The world's most modern sawmill in Rauma started up last September and a new bioproducts plant in Kemi will start up in the third quarter.

"At Metsä Group, we process renewable northern wood into products that we all use in our everyday lives, replacing products made from fossil raw materials. Together with our owner-members, we create well-being," Jumppanen says.

For further information, please contact:

Krista Kimmo, Communications Manager, Metsä Group, p. +358 50 526  4911

Metsä Group’s Wood Supply and Forest Services 

Metsä Group’s Wood Supply and Forest Services provides and develops the services offered to the members of Metsä Group's parent company, Metsäliitto. The cooperative consists of nearly 100,000 Finnish forest owners who together own about half of Finland’s private forests. We provide all the forest services required to engage in sustainable forest management and raise the value of forest assets.

We procure all the wood used by Metsä Group from sustainably managed forests in the Baltic Sea region, most of it from our owner-members in Finland. We also supply significant volumes of energy wood, bark and sawdust for further processing.  

In 2021, our sales totalled EUR 2.0 billion, and we have around 850 employees.