Sustainability management

 

Metsä Board's certificates

Continuous improvement

At Metsä Board we aim to continuously improve our operations. Our management systems enable us to effectively assess our performance and continuously improve our operations. They also help us to achieve our strategic objectives, improve our key performance indicators, enhance our sustainability performance, and manage operational risks.

Quality management systems

The table below lists the ISO, FSC® and PEFC™ certification coverage of Metsä Board’s mills at Husum, Joutseno, Kaskinen, Kemi, Kyro, Simpele, Tako and Äänekoski. In North America, Metsä Board is also approved to use the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) on-product label which is the North American forest certification system endorsed by PEFC.

 

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Management systems ​ ​ ​ ​Chain of Custody ​
ISO 9001ISO14001ISO22000 FSSC22000​​OHSAS18001ISO50001​PEFC™/02-31-92FSC®-C001580
​Husum ​ISO9001 ​ISO14001ISO22000 ​OHSAS18001ISO50001​​​PEFC™FSC®
​Joutseno​​ISO9001​​ISO14001ISO22000 OHSAS18001ISO50001​​​PEFC™​​FSC®
​Kaskinen​​ISO9001​​ISO14001ISO22000 OHSAS18001ISO50001​​​PEFC™​​FSC®
​Kemi​​ISO9001​​ISO14001ISO22000 OHSAS18001ISO50001​​​PEFC™​​FSC®
​Kyro​​ISO9001​​ISO14001ISO22000 OHSAS18001ISO50001​​PEFC™​​FSC®
​Simpele​​ISO9001​​ISO14001

ISO22000

FSSC22000

OHSAS18001ISO50001​​​PEFC™​​FSC®
​Tako​​ISO9001​​ISO14001ISO22000 OHSAS18001ISO50001​​​PEFC™​​FSC®
​Äänekoski​​ISO9001​​ISO14001ISO22000 OHSAS18001ISO50001​​​PEFC™​​FSC®

Reporting

At Metsä Board we aim to increase the understanding of our economic, social and environmental interactions and impacts. We have open and transparent dialogue with our stakeholders, and we report regularly on our sustainability topics in Metsä Board’s Annual Report, as well as in Metsä Group’s Sustainability Report.

We also participate in several external assessments that evaluate our performance in the context of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. These assessments provide valuable information to investors, customers and other stakeholders. Moreover, the various ESG and CSR assessments serve as tools to further develop our policies and processes.

For example, Metsä Board is placed both on CDP’s Climate A-list and Water A-list (2017). These high scores indicate that a company shows clear target-based actions in these areas as well as providing robust data on climate issues and water use and conveys a strong understanding of corporate climate and water related issues. Only companies in the top 5% and top 10% were nominated on the Climate and Water A -list, respectively, showing they have provided a high level of transparency in their disclosure of climate and water-related information.

As a recognition of our actions and reporting related to environmental, social and ethical issues EcoVadis scored Metsä Board a Gold level rating again in 2018. Overall, Metsä Board is ranked in the top 1% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis across all categories.

Paper profiles

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.

Carbon footprint

The concept of a carbon footprint is one of the tools used to illustrate a product’s climate impact. It demonstrates the carbon dioxide emissions generated during the entire product life cycle.

The results of carbon footprint calculations depend on the scope of the calculations: the wider and more extensive the scope is, the higher the emissions will be. Since different corporations currently use different methods for carbon footprint calculations, the resulting figures are not comparable from company to company.

Metsä Board’s carbon footprint calculation is wide-ranging. It covers the carbon dioxide emissions associated with the procurement of wood raw material, the production of pulp and other raw materials such as chemicals, the use of purchased energy and the production of paperboard. The calculation shows also the amount of carbon that is stored in the product. Therefore, it gives a comprehensive view of the climate impacts of our products and their supply chain. If you are interested in a product specific carbon footprint calculation, please contact our product safety and sustainability team.

 

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