Metsä Board achieves the highest sustainability rating from EcoVadis
Metsä Board Corporation press release 27.4.2020
Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, is proud to have been awarded a Platinum level rating by EcoVadis for the company’s sustainability and corporate social responsibility. With a top score of 82/100 Metsä Board is among the highest 1% of companies assessed in the in the manufacture of corrugated paper and paperboard and containers of paper and paperboard industries.
EcoVadis assesses companies using four strict criteria. Metsä Board was in the top 1% of companies for Environment, Labour & Human Rights and Sustainable Procurement and in the top 2% for Ethics.
“At Metsä Board, responsibility and sustainability are integral parts of our daily operations – now and in the future. We are delighted to have further improved our previous high scoring results and are now among the highest performing companies assessed. It is also further evidence of our real commitment to remain a leader in the field of sustainability. Last year we announced our ambitious new targets for 2030. One of these is to achieve fossil free mills by 2030 with zero fossil CO2 emissions,” says Mika Joukio, CEO, Metsä Board.
EcoVadis operates a platform allowing companies to assess the environmental and social performance of its suppliers on a global basis. 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.
For further information, please contact:
Anne Uusitalo, Product Safety and Sustainability Director, Metsä Board
Mobile: +358 (0)50 313 0420
Marjo Halonen, VP Communications, Metsä Board
Mobile: +358 (0)50 598 7046
Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and forerunner in sustainability. We produce premium lightweight folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners for consumer goods packaging as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests. We aim for completely fossil free mills and raw materials by 2030.
The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2019, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion, and it has approximately 2,400 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
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 greaseproof papers.
In 2019, Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.5 billion, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 103,000 Finnish forest owners.