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:


In 2017, Metsä Board was included in CDP’s Climate A list and Water A list as well as in Supplier Climate A list and Supplier Water A list. In addition, Metsä Board achieved the Leadership status in CDP Forest programme.


Metsä Board scored the highest recognition level “Gold” in EcoVadis’ CSR ranking in 2018, and is included in the top 1% of suppliers assessed across all categories.


Metsä Board received a rating of AAA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment in June 2018.


Metsä Board was awarded “Prime” status in Oekom corporate responsibility rating in May 2018.


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


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

As a part of Metsä Group 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.

Pack2Go Europe

As a member of Pack2Go Europe Metsä Board is committed to the environmental, health and safety aspects within the on-the-go food and beverage packaging industry.