Metsä Fibre receives EcoVadis Gold rating for corporate environmental and social responsibility
Metsä Fibre press release 12.9.2019
Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has been awarded a gold medal in recognition of CSR achievement. EcoVadis Gold rating was given to Metsä Fibre for the work company has done related to environment, labor & human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. In the overall score, Metsä Fibre is in the top 3% of companies assessed by EcoVadis in the Manufacture of pulp, paper and paperboard industry.
“At Metsä Fibre, responsibility and sustainability are an integral part of everything we do, and strategically a key area for us. One concrete example of our resource efficiency agenda is our unique bioproduct mill concept where we aim to utilize 100% of wood raw material, and continuously convert side streams from pulp production into bioproducts that offer higher added value than before,” says Ismo Nousiainen, CEO, Metsä Fibre. “We are all happy for receiving the EcoVadis Gold rating. This was our first round with EcoVadis, and we will utilize the feedback as one tool to further improve our operations.”
EcoVadis assessments focus on 21 recognized CSI criteria which are grouped into 4 themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement.
Ismo Nousiainen, CEO, Metsä Fibre Oy, tel. +358 10 465 5005
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts, bioenergy and sawn timber. The company’s brand in the pulp business is Botnia, and in sawn timber, it is Nordic Timber. Metsä Fibre is the world’s leading producer of bleached softwood pulp and a major producer of sawn timber. Currently employing approximately 1,200 people, the company’s sales in 2018 totalled EUR 2.5 billion. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.
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.
In 2018, Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.7 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.