Sustainability targets and progress


Metsä Fibre’s sustainability targets are based on Metsä Fibre’s strategy and Metsä Group’s strategic sustainability 2030 objectives. 

The UN Sustainable Development Goals our business

Values guide Metsä Group's operations
The whole Metsä Group has been a signatory of the UN Global Compact since 2003 and Metsä Fibre, as part of the Metsä Group, is committed to contributing to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations strive for ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring human rights and prosperity for all.

Our sustainability themes and targets are aligned with reaching the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. From the 17 SDGs and their targets, we focus especially on eight goals to which we contribute the most through our operations.



Our 2030 sustainability targets

Values guide Metsä Group's operations

Our 2030 sustainability targets are the following:


​Forest
​Climate and environment
​Sustainable
choices
​Safety and wellbeing
​Increasing the amount of carbon stored in
forests


Area of regeneration and management of young stands +30% vs. 2018

This belongs to Metsä Group level sustainability targets and a Metsä Forest sustainability action

Fossil free mills

Fossil CO2 emissions 0 t CO2 -Share of fossil free energy by 2030 100%

Metsä Fibre status by end of 2020: 96%
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​Fossil free raw materials

Share of fossil free raw materials (%) is 100% by 2030

Metsä Fibre status by end of 2020:Metsä Fibre 99.99%. Pulp 100%. Sawn timber 99.9%, fossil-based raw materials are only used in sawn timber hoods/wrapping, and strapping.
Responsible corporate culture

Ethics barometer (%) by 2030 is 100%

Metsä Fibre status 2020: 83.5%

​Increasing the amount of carbon stored products

Amount of carbon stored in products +30% vs. 2018

Sawn timber stores carbon during its whole lifecycle. Metsä Fibre is building a new sawmill in Rauma. The investment will increase the sawn timber production by 40%.
Resource efficient production

Utilisation of side-streams by 2030 100%

Metsä Fibre status by end of2020: 83%
Sustainable supply chain

Sustainable suppliers (%) by 2030 100%

Metsä Fibre status by end of 2020: 95%
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​Accident-free work environment - zero accidents

Accident frequency LTA1 is by 2030 zero

Metsä Fibre status by end of 2020: Metsä Fibre 6.6LTA1.


Safeguarding biodiversity

Increasing the amount of decayed wood: high biodiversity stumps in 90% of thinnings and retention trees in all regeneration logging sites

This belongs to Metsä Group level sustainability targets and a Metsä Forest sustainability action
​Resource efficient production

Process water use per product tonne –25 % vs. 2018

Metsä Fibre status by end of 2020: 11%
Sustainable supply chain

Traceability of raw materials (%) by 2030 100%

Metsä Fibre status by end of 2020: 96%



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International awards and recognition

Values guide Metsä Group's operations

We are pleased to say that we have earned several international awards and recognition for our sustainability work. However, despite this success, we are always looking for ways to improve our operations and sustainability.