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.
“The new standards require, for example, a more risk-based approach and focusing on recognising and fulfilling the needs of stakeholders, the lifecycle of products and managing outsourced processes”, says Metsä Fibre’s Quality Manager Heli Mustonen.
All Metsä Fibre pulp mills and sawmills are now included in the company’s multi-site certificate. The management system for the Chain of Custody of the wood raw material, audited according to the new FSC standard, enables FSC calculation based on Metsä Fibre’s different product groups – softwood and birch pulps, and spruce and pine sawn timber. This, in turn, simplifies the planning of sales and deliveries of FSC certified pulp and sawn timber.
Also, the ETJ+ energy efficiency system, previously in use at sawmills, has now been replaced by the ISO 50001 energy management standard – already in use at all Metsä Fibre pulp mills.