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 89% obtained from certified sources. We ensure the controlled origin of the wood we use through PEFC (PEFC/02-31-03) and FSC® (FSC-C014476) Chain of Custody.
We know the origin of the pulp we purchase. Wood and pulp cover 96% of our raw material used. We have also improved the traceability of other raw materials, such as process, base and coating chemicals, recycled paper and packaging materials.
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.
We collect data on the origin of materials from suppliers through self-assessment questionnaires, which must include the manufacturing locations of raw materials. Our aim is to make the country of production of raw materials an explicit part of our risk analyses, and to better target background checks and audits on supplies from high-risk countries.
At the moment, we are particularly focused on tracing the origin of the raw materials we buy, as not all suppliers provide this information in the product safety questionnaires. In 2022, we knew the origin of 91.9% of raw materials.