Our environmental, social and governance performance

External recognition and commitments


Metsä Board is included in several external assessments that evaluate our performance in the context of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. We are also committed to the most important industry initiatives to further improve our performance in environmental, social and governance issues.

The recognitions include for example:


Metsä Board is included on the CDP Water A List for the fourth year in a row since 2015 and on the CDP Climate A List for the third year in a row since 2016. In addition, Metsä Board has scored A- in the CDP Forest programme every year between 2015-2018. In 2019, Metsä Board was awarded a position on Supplier Engagement leader board for its efforts to manage carbon emissions and address climate-related issues across the supply chain.


Metsä Board scored the highest recognition level “Gold” in EcoVadis’ CSR ranking in 2019, and is included in the top 1% of companies assessed in the corrugated paper and paperboard industry.


In 2019, Metsä Board received a rating of AAA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.


Metsä Board has an overall ESG score of 86/100 and is considered a Leader in Sustainalytics’ assessment in May 2018.


In ISS ESG Corporate Rating (previously oekom research Corporate Rating) Metsä Board has a Prime status.

Vigeo Eiris

Metsä Board’s ESG performance was rated “Advanced” in Vigeo Eiris ESG assessment in July 2019.


Our main commitments:

UN Global Compact

Metsä Board as a part 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.

CEO Water Mandate

Metsä Board is also a member of the CEO Water Mandate. The CEO Water Mandate is a UN Global Compact initiative both for business leaders and learners to advance water stewardship. Participating companies are committed to continuous improvement of their operations, collective action and reporting on their progress annually.

Science Based Targets

Metsä Board is committed to Science Based Targets initiative to reduce its GHG emissions in line with the goal of the Paris Agreement.