Sustainable products

Fossil free products

Our main raw material, wood fibre, accounts for 93% of all the raw materials we use. In addition, our paperboards contain raw materials based on minerals, such as kaolin, and fossil oil-based materials, such as latex. Polyethylene (PE) coating is also used, particularly in some food service packaging materials. We are looking for alternatives to fossil oil-based raw materials, and we aim to use only fossil free raw materials and packaging materials by the end of 2030.

Fossil free products

Target 2030

2021

2020

2019

Share of fossil free raw materials and packaging materials, % of dry tonnes​

100​

99.2 ​

99.3 ​

99.4​

 

Sustainable supply chain

All the wood fibre we use is currently traceable. We will continue to improve the traceability of chemicals, other raw materials and the materials used to package our products. Our target is to know the manufacturing country of all our raw materials and packaging materials by the end of 2030. For some raw materials we aim to trace details of their origin even further. This is why we ask our suppliers to detail the manufacturing location of the raw materials we purchase in our product safety questionnaires.

We expect all our suppliers to commit to the Metsä Group Supplier Code of Conduct. The majority of our suppliers are subject to a background check, which includes a review of the supplier’s background in terms of trade sanctions, money laundering, corruption, human rights violations and other key risks. Key suppliers and any suppliers identified as a risk are further requested to respond to a sustainability assessment questionnaire. Every year, Metsä Group and external auditors audit a selection of Metsä Board’s suppliers. In 2021, safety at work and environmental issues were more extensively considered in the assessments, audits and supplier selection process. The auditors were also trained to identify risks related to social responsibility, such as those involving forced labour and labour exploitation.

Sustainable supply chain

Target 2030

2021

2020

2019

Share of traceable raw materials, % of total purchasing

100​

98​

97​

93​

Suppliers' commitment to Supplier Code of Conduct, % of total purchasing 

100​

98​

96​

95​

Supplier background check passed, % of total purchasing​

100​

92

84

65

Supplier sustainability assessment passed, % of total purchasing 

100​

54​

53

48​

Our targets contribute to
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