Paper profile ‒ an industry wide declaration
Metsä Board communicates its product-specific environmental data through Paper Profile declarations. These declarations are issued for individual products to provide specific data on product composition and key environmental parameters, e.g. emissions into water and air (including COD, AOX, SO2 and CO2), waste, and purchased electricity consumption. Information is also provided on environmental management, the origin of wood, the wood species and chain of custody procedures. In addition, we work towards adopting a unified life cycle assessment approach across all our main product categories.
The Paper Profile scheme is a standardised tool used by the manufacturers of paper and board products to communicate the environmental performance of their products. It was jointly developed by paper manufacturers, distributors and industry associations across Europe. The goal of these product-specific declarations is to provide objective, transparent and comparable information on key environmental parameters such as emissions, electricity, waste and product composition.
Metsä Board was amongst the first paperboard producers to launch Paper Profiles for all of its board products, and the information in these is always verified by an external third party. Metsä Board’s Paper Profiles can be found in each product’s detailed specifications. See the Paper Profiles for all our products.