Sustainability

Articles dealing with sustainability issues and themes related to pulp and other bioproducts.

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Sustainable pulp production as cornerstone of circular economy

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Strong circular economy needs efficient production

​Delivering increasingly efficient and sustainable production processes represents an important driver of Metsä Fibre’s operations. Implementing these advanced pulp production technologies offers essential benefits to both circular economy and bioeconomy ecosystems. Metsä Fibre’s state-of-the-art Äänekoski bioproduct mill represents a textbook example of efficient and sustainable production at work.

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Sustainable wood supply as cornerstone of circular economy

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Circular economy needs a sustainable supply chain

​Delivering an increasingly sustainable supply chain represents a fundamental cornerstone of Metsä Group’s forestry operations. Enhancing efficiencies, as well implementing stricter environmental and ecological measures in sustainable forest management, have a considerable impact on how the group adds to the circular economy.

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campfire

Issue 1/2018 / Sustainability

On a journey of sustainability

​Common sustainability goals bring industry operators together for a memorable event.

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Äänekoski

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Key Customer Event showcases sustainable forest ma

​Running through May 23-25, Metsä Fibre organised a Key Customer Event in and around Äänekoski, the site of its new bioproduct mill, inviting international clients to Central Finland.

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Issue 1/2018 / Sustainability

New combination certificate covers all Metsä Fibre

​In December 2017, Metsä Fibre received a combination certificate, granted by Inspecta Sertifiointi Oy, which includes all company operations, pulp mills and sawmills in Finland and Russia.

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old Äänekoski mill

Issue 2/2017 / Sustainability

Recycling the old Äänekoski mill

​The start of operations at the new Metsä Fibre bioproduct mill in Äänekoski has meant shutting down the old pulp mill, and its demolition is currently under way. This work began in June by dismantling the old wastewater treatment plant.

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Bioproduct mill

Issue 2/2017 / Sustainability

World-class bioproduct mill

​Metsä Fibre’s next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland, is the largest wood processing plant in the Northern Hemisphere, which brings prosperity to the whole of Finland. The new mill is called a bioproduct mill since it increases the product portfolio with new bioproducts, generates excess bioenergy, and operates without any fossil fuels. The pulp production capacity of the mill is 1.3 million tonnes of pulp a year.

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Winter forest

Issue 2/2017 / Sustainability

Boosting the bioeconomy

​CEPI Director General Sylvain Lhôte says that the forest industry has an unbeatable sustainability story to tell, but should be better in communicating its strengths.

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Water

Issue 1/2017 / Sustainability

Responsible use of water

​Metsä Fibre mills have systematically reduced process water consumption and wastewater quantities in pulp manufacturing. A largely closed water cycle and a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant at the bioproduct mill are now bringing environmental efficiency to a new level.

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Bioproduct mill construction site

Issue 1/2017 / Sustainability

A fossil-free bioproduct mill

​The bioproduct mill in Äänekoski will help to realise the aim of a carbon-neutral society that requires us to minimise our dependence on fossil energy sources.

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Suppliers Sustainability Award logo

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Suppliers Sustainability Award for Metsä Fibre

​Sofidel, an Italian tissue paper manufacturer and long-term partner of Metsä Fibre, is committed to generating competitiveness through sustainability. The company’s core business is based on investing in environmental capital, and similarly to Metsä Fibre, responsible supply and value chain management is imperative

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Pine seedlings

Issue 2/2016 / Sustainability

In touch with nature

Metsä Day is Metsä Fibre’s way of familiarising customers with the origins of our products and with responsible forestry. Sustainable development is part of the company’s customer charter and integral to its everyday operations.


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UN sustainable development goals

Issue 1/2016 / Sustainability

Ensuring a sustainable future

New sustainable development goals applying to all Member States of the United Nations took effect at the beginning of 2016. The development programme specifies a total of 17 principal goals to remain in force until 2030 with a view to eradicating extreme poverty and securing sustainable development for the environment, the economy and human beings. The pulp industry manages a product that optimally satisfies the goals of global sustainable development, says European Pulp Industry Sector (EPIS) Secretary General Anna Maija Wessman.

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Issue 2/2015 / Sustainability

Development never ends

At Metsä Fibre, the company culture of continuously improving environmental performance has helped to establish a number of competitive advantages. These long-term accomplishments must have begun somewhere, but where?

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Issue 1/2015 / Sustainability

Bioproducts are the future

Metsä Fibre has begun building the world’s first new generation bioproduct mill at its Äänekoski site in Finland. Scheduled for completion during the third quarter of 2017, this facility will respond to growing demand for softwood pulp and make far more effective use of by-products.

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The future of pulp is in good hands

Children around the globe find new uses for pulp while learning about sustainability.

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Issue 1/2014 / Sustainability

A lot to look after

​Sustainable development is about making choices today for a better tomorrow. Ulrika Romantschuk and Tom Nickull stress that even though the sustainable development agenda often focuses on green values, the entire sustainability palette is really a much broader entity.

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Issue 1/2014 / Sustainability

Reinventing the renewable

Pulp industry green streak bodes well for the future, says Tom Wright.

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