Social responsibility

Safety comes first. Metsä Wood’s target is to have zero accidents by 2030, which is achieved with both proactive safety culture and induction training at our mills. Accordingly, our responsible corporate culture lengthens safety to ethics, requiring everyone to respect equality and highest ethical standards.

Everyone has the right to work in a safe and healthy working environment. Our goals and indicators for safety at work support us in continuously developing our operations. At Metsä Group, safety at work is managed and monitored Group-wide. We have achieved good results in the area of safety at work in our comprehensive safety management system, which is based on preventive measures and an effective system for registering safety observations.  

All Metsä Wood’s mills use OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment management systems. Our target is to reduce the number of accidents by 10% every year. Our ultimate goal is zero accidents. We provide all our employees and subcontractors working at our mills induction training in safe ways of working. 

Metsä  Wood’s target of an accident-free working environment refers to the UN Sustainable Development Target 8 (Decent work and economic growth)

Social responsibility in Metsä Wood

Code of conduct and Ethics barometer - part of our responsible corporate culture

We are proud of our responsible corporate culture, which requires all our employees and suppliers to comply with the highest ethical standards. We also promote equal opportunities and encourage all employees to report any discrimination. All our employees regularly attend our Code of Conduct training to understand social responsibility and respect equality. We also conduct both a personnel survey and ethics barometer every two years – the latter aims to provide us with an insight into how our personnel perceive ethics at the workplace and to improve our understanding of compliance- and ethics-related risks.

Needless to say, we comply with each country’s local regulations and legislation on collective agreements and working conditions, including health and safety.  Our DEI (diversity, equality and inclusion) vision is Metsä For All – we are committed to the development of a culture of diversity and equality in which everyone has the opportunity to succeed in their career and be an equal member of the work community.

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