Metsä Group further improved its evaluation scoring in WWF’s Environmental Paper Company Index for transparency
Metsä Group Press Release 30 November 2017
Metsä Group has been participant in the international Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI), arranged by the WWF, for evaluating companies’ transparency. This year, Metsä Group participated in the pulp (Metsä Fibre) and tissue paper (Metsä Tissue) categories, improving its overall scoring in both. The tissue overall scoring improved from 77.3% in 2015 to 80.5% in 2017, and the pulp overall scoring from 68.9% in 2015 to 72.3% in 2017.
Metsä Group’s investment in clean manufacturing can be seen as improved scores in both categories. The tissue category scoring improved from 64% in 2015 to 70% in 2017, and the pulp from 76% to 85% in corresponding years. The criteria for clean manufacturing includes energy use, energy sourcing, fossil CO2 and other emissions to air and water as well as the amount of landfill waste.
In the tissue category, the scoring of responsible sourcing was improved from 86% in 2015 to 90% in 2017 due to the increasing share of certified fibre. Metsä Group only uses 100% traceable wood in its operations.
“At Metsä Group, sustainability is an essential part in each step of the value chain – from the sustainably managed forests to end-users. We are happy to further present the positive progress in the index, that is also appreciated by our customers and other stakeholders,” says Päivi Makkonen, Sustainability Director, Metsä Group.
Metsä Group has participated in the index since the first time it was launched in 2010. More information about the index is available in epci.panda.org.
For further information, please contact:
Päivi Makkonen, Sustainability Director, Metsä Group, tel. +358 50 598 9591
Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and cooking papers.
Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 4.7 billion in 2016, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 104,000 Finnish forest owners.