Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, has, once again, achieved the highest Platinum level in EcoVadis’ sustainability assessment.
The company has achieved the highest level or rating every year since 2017.
Metsä Board received high scores in each of the four themes assessed, and with a total score of 87/100 is among the highest 1% of companies assessed in the category of paper, paperboard and packaging manufacturers. The overall score remained at the same high level as last year, even though the assessment included several new requirements this year. In the environmental evaluation, the company scored 100/100 for the second year in a row.
"Corporate social responsibility is an integral part of our strategy and day-to-day operations. We want to be a forerunner in sustainable development. At the beginning of the year, we further strengthened our ambitious 2030 sustainability targets and introduced several new indicators. It is gratifying to see that our work is producing results in trusted assessments such as the one done by EcoVadis," says Metsä Board's CEO Mika Joukio.
EcoVadis operates a platform allowing companies to assess the environmental and social performance of its suppliers on a global basis. Their Sustainability Scorecard illustrates performance in four different areas: environment, labour and human rights, ethics as well as sustainable procurement. The methodology and criteria used are in line with international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), UN Global Compact, and ISO 26000.
Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards. We focus on lightweight and high-quality folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. The pure fresh fibres we use in our products are a renewable and recyclable resource, that can be traced back to sustainably managed northern forests. We are a forerunner in sustainability, and we aim to have completely fossil free mills and raw materials by the end of 2030.
Together with our customers we develop innovative packaging solutions to create better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. In 2022 our sales totaled EUR 2.5 billion, and we have around 2,250 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
Metsä Group leads the way in the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, developing bioproducts 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, and tissue and greaseproof papers.
Metsä Group’s annual sales is approximately EUR 7 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in 30 countries. We promote the culture of diversity, equality and inclusion. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forest: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative owned by over 90,000 forest owners.
Source: Metsä Board