Efficient logistics

Metsä Tissue aims to produce all products as close to the consumers as possible. This allows us to minimise overly long transportation of light, airy and bulky tissue paper products. Over 90% of our deliveries are made within a distance of 500 km from our mills.  We also aim to harmonise our product range so that storing and transporting products would be as efficient as possible. The packaging of our products and pallets has a big impact on the efficiency of logistics as well. We are committed to developing our logistics and reducing carbon emissions from transport by 22% from 2019 level.
  • -22

    %

    Target 2030: CO2 emissions per product tonne from 2019 level

  • -7

    %

    CO2 per product tonne in 2021 from 2019 level

Performance

  2021 2020 2019
CO2 per tonne of product 37,1 37,8 kg 39,8 kg
Reduction in CO2 from 2019 level -7 % -5 % Base year

After opening a new tissue line in our Raubach mill, we were able to increase the number of sheets of a household hand towel product by 25% while keeping the same external roll diameter. After the change the number of truckloads decreased from 8300 truckloads to 6600, meaning that we were able to reduce CO2 and other transportation emissions of 1.700 trucks per year.

Additionally this change brought other beneficial impacts to the environment: 20% less roll core paper and packaging material such as plastic foil, pallet stretch foil and pallet hood foil.

"According to our strategy we focus on producing and selling tissue products close to our customers. Our target is to make the whole value chain, from the forest to the end product, more sustainable. Through this investment we are able to pack +20 % more products per pallet and truckload than before, thus minimizing the need for unnecessary transportation. This will enable us to reduce our CO2 emission per delivered ton of hygiene papers in our Raubach mill."

- Tobias Lüning, Senior Vice President Central Europe

Read more about the investment here.