Everything we do involves sustainability. We have set our sustainability priorities in four themes and eight strategic sustainability objectives that cover all our operations. Setting priorities ensures that Metsä Group both improves the sustainability of its own operations as well as increases its contribution to societal sustainability. We train our employees on ethics and sustainability regularly.
Sustainable governance and management
Metsäliitto Cooperative is a Finnish cooperative and Metsä Group’s parent company, owned by over 90,000 forest-owner members. In Metsäliitto Cooperative, the highest administrative body to steer sustainability is the Board of Directors. The President & CEO is responsible for strategic sustainability in Metsä Group operations.
Sustainability is an inherent part of planning
We operate a model of sustainability management, which emphasizes strategic, operational, and cultural integration. Sustainability concerns everybody at Metsä Group and each of us plays a role in contributing to it. The operational model ensures that our way of working is proactive, transparent, and systematic as well as that all three dimensions of sustainability – economic, social, and ecological – are considered across our operations by default, and that they become an inherent part of planning and decision-making.
There is a Group-level process concerning sustainability management, which is overseen by the Sustainability Process Management Team. Its key task is to ensure that our sustainability objectives are visible in business area, process, and function plans. The Process Management Team follows progress against Metsä Group’s strategic sustainability 2030 targets, and ensures consistency of sustainability work across Metsä Group, including concerning external commitments, as well as acts as a steering group for the implementation and functioning of the sustainability management process. It consists of business area representatives and function heads who are responsible for ensuring that the sustainability objectives are implemented in their organization and for reporting back on progress, as well as Metsä Group’s VP, Sustainability, and the Sustainability Process owner, SVP, Corporate Affairs.
Read more sustainability management on Metsä Group Annual and Sustainability Report 2022