Metsä Board is a part of Metsä Group, whose sustainability principles and eight practical goals guide our operations and support our leadership. We have defined our ways of working and prepared specific instructions on environmental management, personnel policies, equality and purchasing.
Responsible business is vital for Metsä Board. As a part of Metsä we are committed to the principles of the UN Global Compact initiative: respect for human rights, labour rights, environmental responsibility and anti-corruption. The Group also supports the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the core conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
Ethical business practices
Our daily work is guided by our Sustainability Principles and our employees’ Code of Conduct, which all of our employees are obliged to study and follow, as well as our Equal Opportunities Policy and our Human Resource Policy. We also require our suppliers to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct, which emphasises respect for human rights and the need for safe working environments, while also prohibiting the use of forced or child labour. Our Supplier Code of Conduct serves to ensure ethically sound operations even in earlier stages of the supply chain, while our auditing procedures help us to further improve our ways of working.
Metsä Board employs 2,466 people in Finland and abroad (2016). Altogether, we have operations in some 30 countries, which means that the working environments of our employees are highly diverse and international.
Our own personnel are our first and foremost resource, so we strive to be an attractive employer. Metsä Board’s human resources (HR) processes aim to ensure that the right people with the right skills are in the right position at the right time. Combined with good management practices, this creates a basis for well-being at work and for organisational efficiency, while also providing opportunities for personal and organisational development. Metsä Board’s HR management practices are guided by several policies that are mandatory for all employees to follow. These policies relate to issues including equal opportunities for all.
At Metsä Board we regularly offer our employees opportunities to obtain new skills through training, internal job rotation and other learning opportunities. This helps us to retain highly skilled, talented and committed employees, and to improve the overall satisfaction of our personnel. Metsä Board also operates a bonus system that supports the implementation of our strategy and motivates our personnel to reach our targets.