Spruce, forest

Metsä Board awarded ‘Leadership’ status in CDP’s Forests Programme

​Metsä Board has achieved Leadership status in CDP’s 2016 Forests Programme for the company’s high quality reporting on mitigating the impacts of deforestation.
12/2016 TEXT: MARI SUONTO, PHOTOS: METSÄ BOARD
​Earlier this year, Metsä Board gained a spot on the A List of CDP’s two other programmes, Water and Climate, for its sustainable water management and climate change actions.

For Metsä Board, a key part of sustainable forestry is forest renewal. In Finland, four new seedlings are planted for each harvested tree. 

All of the wood the company uses is traceable and comes from certified or controlled forests.“We know exactly where our wood comes from. Regular external and internal audits take place to ensure the sustainable management of these forests” says Anne Uusitalo, sustainability manager at Metsä Board.

Anne Uusitalo, Metsä Board
Anne Uusitalo, Sustainability Manager at Metsä Board

Metsä Board promotes forest certification, conservation of biodiversity and sustainable forestry in all of its regions.

Fighting deforestation and forest degradation is of major importance as these account for approximately 10–15% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

The full Forests report and scores are available on CDP`s website www.cdp.net.

Press release: Metsä Board achieves Leadership status in CDP 2016 Forest programme

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