Metsä Group further improved its evaluation scoring in WWF’s Environmental Paper Company Index for transparency

Metsä Group has been participant in the international Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI), arranged by the WWF, for evaluating companies’ transparency. This year, Metsä Group participated in the pulp (Metsä Fibre) and tissue paper (Metsä Tissue) categories, improving its overall scoring in both. The tissue overall scoring improved from 77.3% in 2015 to 80.5% in 2017, and the pulp overall scoring from 68.9% in 2015 to 72.3% in 2017.

Metsä Group’s investment in clean manufacturing can be seen as improved scores in both categories. The tissue category scoring improved from 64% in 2015 to 70% in 2017, and the pulp from 76% to 85% in corresponding years. The criteria for clean manufacturing includes energy use, energy sourcing, fossil CO2 and other emissions to air and water as well as the amount of landfill waste.

In the tissue category, the scoring of responsible sourcing was improved from 86% in 2015 to 90% in 2017 due to the increasing share of certified fibre. Metsä Group only uses 100% traceable wood in its operations.

“At Metsä Group, sustainability is an essential part in each step of the value chain – from the sustainably managed forests to end-users. We are happy to further present the positive progress in the index, that is also appreciated by our customers and other stakeholders,” says Päivi Makkonen, Sustainability Director, Metsä Group.

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