Traceable raw materials
In order to ensure the sustainability of our supply chain, we also want to ensure that we know the origin of our raw materials and packaging materials used in the production of products by Metsä Group. Our main raw material is wood, which has full traceable and 88% obtained from certified sources. We also know the origin of the pulp we purchase externally. Wood and pulp cover over 70% of our raw material spend. We have also developed the traceability of the other raw materials such as process, basic
The orgin of used materials information is gathered from suppliers with self-assessment sustainability questionnaires. We aim to use the collected
traceability information in sustainability risk analyses, and target
supplier background checks, assessments and audits to suppliers
in risk countries.
Our suppliers are expected to disclose the manufacturing locations of our raw materials in product safety questionnaires. Our main focus currently is to trace the origin of manufacture of the raw materials we purchase, but in the future we plan to extend the analysis further into the supply chain. Currently, not all suppliers disclose this information in the product safety questionnaires. In 2021, we knew the origin of 92.2% of raw materials.