Metsä Fibre recognised with an international award for future-focused work

Metsä Group press release 28 October 2022
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Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has won international recognition in the EFQM Excellence Award competition. The company achieved EFQM Global Award 2022 7 Diamonds rating and has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement for Future Focus recognition. The company was again able to improve its results compared to previous years. Metsä Fibre received special praise from the EFQM assessors for a strong focus on the future and the outstanding ability to combine long-term vision and strategy with the daily operations in the short term as well.

“We’re happy and proud to have received this award. Following our vision, we want to be our customers’ preferred partner and the most profitable producer of bioproducts that generate sustainable growth. We aim for sustainable excellence through industrial efficiency, long-term customer relationships and new solutions promoting sustainability. We take responsibility into account in all our operations and actively develop sustainable solutions to mitigate climate change and promote the circular economy. The basis for the implementation of the company’s strategy is our personnel’s commitment and know-how – the work we all carry out daily. Examples of our investments in the future are the world’s most modern pine sawmill, which has started up in Rauma, and the new bioproduct mill under construction in Kemi. These investments contribute to the achievement of our strategic objectives,” says CEO of Metsä Fibre, Ismo Nousiainen.  

One of the core principles of Metsä Group’s operations is continuous improvement. We apply the EFQM excellence model for the long-term development. In this work, the external feedback received from the experienced assessors is very valuable.

Tens of thousands of organisations around the world use the EFQM Excellence model to assess and develop their operations in both the private and public sectors. The goal of the EFQM competition is to identify front-running organisations that can demonstrate solid results of their strategy implementation and continuous improvement of operations.

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For further information, please contact:
Juha Laine, Senior Vice President, Communications, Metsä Group, tel. +358 10 465 4541

Metsä Group

Metsä Group is leading the way in advancing the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, bioproduct development and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.

Metsä Group’s annual sales amount to approximately EUR 6 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in 30 countries. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by nearly 100,000 forest owners. 

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