Share of certified wood fibre >90%
- All the wood we use is traceable and comes from sustainably managed certified or controlled forests. We constantly aim to increase the share certified wood (79% in 2018).
Safeguarding biodiversity of forests - leaving high biodiversity stumps in 90% of thinnings and leaving retention trees in all the regeneration cuttings
- Safeguarding biodiversity is part of our daily actions. For many species, standing and fallen decayed wood is a key habitat. For that, we aim to leave biodiversity stumps and retentions trees in harvesting. Leaving retention trees is also required by the forest certification schemes.
Increasing the amount of carbon stored in forests (in hectares) and products (in tonnes) by 30% from the 2018 level
- Forests store carbon while growing. With the sustainable forest management and e.g. thinnings the trees get more light and space that supports the strong growth and accelerates carbon storing. Fertilising the forests can also be used to support the growth.
- Metsä Group aims to increase the amount of carbon stored in products with a long life span. Those products have a clear role in mitigating the climate change. As an example, wooden buildings store carbon for a long time.