Sustainability fact sheets

When mitigating climate change it is vital to know the burden each material is placing on the environment and to pay attention to the design and choose a product that is not only suitable for the application but also the most sustainable choice.

Metsä Wood uses Nordic wood from sustainably managed forests in areas where the forests grow more than they are used.

Forest regeneration is always part of sustainable forest management, and we require environmental values to be considered in all forestry measures. We always regenerate forests after felling, and the Metsä Group uses domestic tree species and seedlings in forest regeneration.

The wood we use is traceable and comes from certified or controlled forests. This allows us to ensure the legality of our wood supply, as well as the acceptability and sustainability of our supply chain.

In 2023 Metsä Group set a goal of adopting regenerative forestry principles. The goal is to ensure that Finnish forest assets transfer in a more vibrant, diverse and climate resilient condition from one generation and owner to the next. Regenerative forestry means boosting economic growth and natural assets side by side. As the members of Metsä Group's parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative own around half of private forests in Finland, this goal is significant for all of Finland.

Carbon footprint calculations and life cycle assessments (LCA) are widely used to demonstrate the carbon emissions and environmental impacts of a product. When evaluating the results it is important to know which parts of a product’s total value chain are included in the calculation and which data can be compared. 

The ability of trees to absorb CO2 makes forests an important carbon sink. Good forest management practices, including regeneration, play a key role in ensuring that forests bind carbon efficiently and therefore remain a carbon sink.