Efficient logistics

Metsä Tissue aims to produce all of its products as close to our markets as possible. This allows us to minimise unnecessary transportation of tissue products, which are typically light, airy and bulky in form. Over 90% of Metsä Tissue’s deliveries are made within a distance of 500 km’s from our mills.  We also aim to harmonise our product range so that storing and transporting the products would be as efficient as possible. The form of packaging of the products, as well as their placement patterns on the transport pallets have a big impact on the efficiency of logistics as. The target is to only transport full pallets and trucks. We are committed to developing our logistics and reducing carbon emissions from transports by 22% from 2019 level.
  • -22


    Target 2030: CO2 emissions per product tonne from 2019 level

  • -13


    CO2 per product tonne in 2023 from 2019 level


  2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
CO2 per tonne of product 36 38,0 37,1 37,8 kg 39,8 kg
Reduction in CO2 from 2019 level -13 % -4 % -7 % -5 % Base year

Redesigning product specifications has proven to be an efficient tool in reducing transport emissions. As an example, Metsä Tissue’s Central European region has been running a project since 2020, making numerous changes to e.g. roll specifications, such as increasing the number of sheets within the same roll diameter or reducing roll diameter while keeping the same amount of paper on the roll. This has resulted in higher loads of products on each transport pallet, thus reducing the amount of needed truck deliveries.  With these actions in two years’ time Metsä Tissue’s Central European region has been able to reduce approximately 5000 truckloads on the roads. This corresponds on average to 562 500 litres of diesel fuel saved, saving 1,5 million kilograms of CO2 emissions. 

Due to Metsä Tissue’s planned investment in the UK market in the coming years, as well as the planned doubling of the production capacity in the Swedish mill in Mariestad, the transport emissions are anticipated to temporarily increase during the transformation period. During the business ramp-up and construction period, products need to be transported over longer distances. This transformation is an enabler to Metsä Tissue’s Future Mill plans, which target world-class environmental efficiency in tissue production, and will eventually result in higher availability of sustainable, local production on necessity tissue products.  

Read more about the investment here.