The Finland-based manufacturer of premium fresh fibre paperboards has been awarded a Platinum level rating by EcoVadis for its actions and operations related to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. With a top score of 82/100 Metsä Board is among the highest 1% of companies assessed in the manufacture of corrugated paper and paperboard and containers of paper and paperboard industries.

EcoVadis assesses companies using four strict criteria. Metsä Board was in the top 1% of companies for Environment, labour and human rights and sustainable procurement and in the top 2% for ethics.

At Metsä Board, responsibility and sustainability are integral parts of our daily operations - now and in the future. We are delighted to have further improved our previous high scoring results and are now among the highest performing companies assessed. It is also further evidence of our real commitment to remain a leader in the field of sustainability. Last year we announced our ambitious new targets for 2030. One of these is to achieve fossil free mills by 2030 with zero fossil CO2 emissions,” says Mika Joukio, CEO, Metsä Board.

EcoVadis allows companies to assess the environmental and social performance of its suppliers on a global basis. 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.