Metsä Group recognized for transparency and high-level performance in the WWF’s Environmental Paper Company Index
Metsä Group Press Release 4 November 2015
Metsä Group has been recognized for its transparency and high-level performance in the international Environmental Paper Company Index, arranged by the WWF (The World Wide Fund for Nature) since 2010. This year, Metsä Group improved its scoring in all three categories attended: pulp, paperboard and tissue papers.
Metsä Group’s investment in clean manufacturing can be seen as improved scores in the paperboard (Metsä Board) and pulp (Metsä Fibre) categories. The criteria for clean manufacturing includes energy use, energy sourcing, fossil CO2 and other emissions to air and water.
In the tissue papers’ category (Metsä Tissue), we improved our performance in the fields of reporting and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) as well as responsible sourcing, in which our scoring improved due to the increasing share of certified fibre. Metsä Group only uses 100% traceable wood in its operations.
“At Metsä Group, we see sustainability as a key factor in everything we do. We are happy to present the good progress in all the evaluated areas of the index. This positive development is also important for our customers and other stakeholders,” says Riikka Joukio, SVP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, Metsä Group.
Globally, 31 forest industry companies participated the index. More information about the index available in www.panda.org/epci2015.
Metsä Group is a long-term corporate partner with WWF Finland.
Riikka Joukio, SVP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 598 7819
Metsä Group is a responsible forest industry group whose products’ main raw material is wood from northern, sustainably managed forests. Metsä Group focuses on tissue and cooking papers, fresh forest fibre paperboards, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. Its high-quality products combine renewable raw materials, customer-orientation, sustainable development and innovation.
Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5 billion in 2014, and it employs approximately 9,800 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 122,000 Finnish forest owners.