Our commitment and values


Metsä Board's values

Metsä Board’s values are responsible profitability, reliability, cooperation and renewal. These values guide our work towards our targets, and they are reflected in all our daily activities, such as the support we provide for our personnel’s decision-making, or in the recruitment of new employees.

Responsible profitability

  • We aim to produce high-quality products and services which add value to our customers’ businesses.
  • We strive to continuously improve our performance and results, to add value to the company for our owners.
  • We are a part of Metsä Group, which develops services for its forest-owner members. Its core activities are based on the principles of sustainable forestry and the continuing family ownership of forests over the generations.
  • Profitability creates the preconditions for the continuous improvement of activities to the benefit of our customers, owners, personnel and partners.
  • We are far-sighted, persistent and responsible in our work. We take responsibility for our impacts on the environment, our partners and all other stakeholders, in order to safeguard success in our own business and in the wider forest economy.


  • We are a reliable supplier, and our success is based on close long-term cooperation with our partners.
  • We strengthen our owners’ trust by acting consistently and predictably.
  • Everybody working within Metsä Board has the right to a safe and healthy working environment.
  • We appreciate each other’s work and skills, whilst respecting cultural and individual differences among our colleagues.
  • We strive to maintain frank and open dialogues with all our stakeholders in order to build up trust and enhance our reputation.


  • We aim to enhance our activities in cooperation with our customers.
  • As a member of Metsä Group, Metsä Board benefits from the synergies between the Group’s different business areas.
  • We share know-how, information and best practices with each other, and support job rotation within Metsä Group.
  • We work in transparent cooperation with all relevant officials and public authorities.


  • We positively challenge conventional methods with an open mind, in order to improve our work and offer our customers suitable products and services that will add value to their businesses.
  • We improve the competitiveness of our company by putting emphasis upon research and development.
  • We encourage our personnel to be actively involved in continuous learning, to gain experience through job rotation, and to use their own initiative.
  • We are aware of the environmental challenges facing the world today, and we strive to find appropriate responses to them in our work.

Policies and statements

For Metsä Board, the respect for human rights and ethical business practices is a priority. As Metsä Board is a part of Metsä Group, our operations and decision-making are guided by Metsä Group’s Code of Conduct, which consists of 15 ethical principles summing up our commitment to responsible business operations and compliance. The principles include themes related to cooperation, respect and responsible business operations, combined with Metsä Group’s key sustainability messages.The same high standards apply also to our partners, and these are defined in Metsä Group’s Supplier Code of Conduct.

We promote ethical decision making, and one of our key targets is to reach full coverage of the Code of Conduct training for our employees. In 2019, the coverage of the training was 97%.

Metsä Group has a set of policies and related instructions in place covering all relevant topics for its business areas, including, for example, policies on the Environment and Human Resources as well as Equal Opportunities for Employees.

Our global sustainability agenda

Metsä Board promotes sustainable bioeconomy, and as part of this agenda we participate in global sustainability initiatives.

UN Global Compact

Metsä Board as a member of Metsä Group is committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

The UN Global Compact is a joint initiative launched by the United Nations together with businesses to advance responsible corporate citizenship. Its ten principles, which enjoy universal consensus, are derived from:

  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • The International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
  • The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
  • The United Nations Convention against Corruption

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our sustainability themes and targets are aligned with reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. These goals strive for ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring human rights and prosperity for all. From a total of 17 SDGs, we focus especially on seven goals to which we contribute the most through our operations.