Metsä Group is committed to using only wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We always know the origin of the wood used in products. Most of the wood used by Metsä Group comes from Finland and always from certified or controlled forests.
When converting a renewable raw material into products, safety aspects are taken into account already in the research and development phase. This ensures that both their use and recycling is safe for people and the environment.
Our products are produced from fresh fibres according to good manufacturing practice (GMP) and an in-house control plan. The certified ISO 22000 food safety management system ensures that products, such as packaging boards, greaseproof cooking and baking papers and their main raw material, pulp, meet the strictest safety requirements. Numerous end use tests of finished products are conducted in both internal and external laboratories. These tests serve to ensure that, for example, greaseproof papers are suitable for use in microwaves and conventional ovens at high temperatures. In addition, the management systems serve to ensure that products intended for food use are not contaminated or damaged during production or transportation.
We closely monitor the origin of the chemicals we use and maintain a database of key chemicals used in production. This database includes environmental, health and safety data, as well as information about registration for substances in accordance with the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).