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Metsä Board achieves Platinum status with impressive EcoVadis sustainability rating

By Seventh Wave Marketing Ltd.   

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Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, has once again achieved the highest Platinum level in EcoVadis’ sustainability assessment with a record score. The company has achieved the highest-level rating every year since 2017.

Metsä Board received high scores in each of the four themes assessed and, with a total score of 91/100, is among the highest one per cent of companies assessed in the category of paper, paperboard and packaging manufacturers. The overall score improved from the previous assessment (87/100) thanks to a better score (90/100) in the labour and human-rights evaluation. In the environmental evaluation, the company scored 100/100 for the third year in a row.

“Corporate social responsibility is an integral part of our strategy and day-to-day operations. We have actively developed our sustainability reporting and the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) already guided the content and the structure of our Sustainability Statement 2023. Transparent reporting makes our sustainability principles and actions visible publicly and contributes to our success in trusted assessments such as that by EcoVadis,” says Metsä Board’s CEO, Mika Joukio.

EcoVadis operates a platform allowing companies to assess the environmental and social performance of its suppliers on a global basis. Their Sustainability Scorecard illustrates performance in four different areas: environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. The methodology and criteria used are in line with international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), UN Global Compact, and ISO 26000.

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Metsä Board

www.metsagroup.com/metsaboard/

Metsä Board is a producer of lightweight and high-quality folding boxboards, food-service boards and white kraftliners. The pure fresh fibres we use in our products are a safe, renewable and recyclable resource that can be traced back to northern forests. We aim to have completely fossil-free mills and raw materials by the end of 2030. We promote a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion.

Metsä Board is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. In 2023, our sales totaled 1.9 billion Euros, and we have around 2,300 employees. Metsä Board is part of Metsä Group, whose parent company, Metsäliitto Cooperation, is owned by over 90,000 Finnish forest owners.

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