Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has been awarded again a Platinum level rating by EcoVadis for the company’s corporate social responsibility. Metsä Fibre’s score to a record level 82/100 places the company among the top 1 percent of companies assessed by EcoVadis in the manufacture of pulp, paper and paperboard industry.
EcoVadis assessments focus on 21 recognized CSI criteria which are grouped into 4 themes: Environment, Labour & Human Rights, Sustainable Procurement, and Ethics. Metsä Fibre scored particularly high (90/100 points) on environmental topics, and scored higher than in previous years on all other sections.
“At Metsä Fibre, responsibility and sustainability are an integral part of our strategy and everything we do. We are all proud for receiving the highest level EcoVadis rating for the fourth time in a row now. We are particularly pleased that we managed to improve our performance across the board and our score improved from last year’s 75 to 82. The feedback we receive is very valuable and we use it as one of the tools for continuous improvement,” says Ismo Nousiainen, CEO, Metsä Fibre.
“Metsä Group’s strategic sustainable development goals for 2030 create a path towards a climate-neutral society. Metsä Fibre plays an important role in achieving these goals. For example, our target is to achieve 100 percent fossil free mills and raw materials and utilise production side streams 100 percent by the end of 2030. The new bioproduct mill to be built in Kemi and the world’s most modern sawmill in Rauma will support us to achieve these goals.”
The methodology and criteria used by EcoVadis are in line with international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), UN Global Compact, and ISO 26000.