Metsä Board Sustainability Report 2022

Social responsibility


Our operations are guided by Metsä Group’s Code of Conduct and in the field of social responsibility by the human resources and equality policies. We require our suppliers to commit to our Supplier Code of Conduct.

We respect internationally recognised human rights in accordance with the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We comply with legal reporting obligations, such as the United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act, and do not approve child labour or forced labour. We are committed to operating according to the UN’s principles concerning business operations and human rights, and we require the same from our business partners.

All our mills have management systems for quality, occupa- tional health and safety, and food safety (ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 22000). Our mills that produce paperboard for food packaging also have the FSSC 22000 system, which is used in the food industry. We ensure that our partners operating in our mill areas also comply with the requirements of our management systems.

Multiple skills required in the production of premium paperboards

The renewal of the operating model used at Metsä Board’s Kemi paperboard mill was initiated in connection with the mill’s development programme. As part of the programme, the production of base pulp used in paper- board production will become part of the paperboard mill process, and product storage will be automated. This will create entirely new duties and competence areas. “We want to support our employees’ learning and offer them increasingly versatile duties,” says Mill Director Timo Ahonen . “Multiple skill sets and varied duties boost motivation and enable the introduction of new perspectives and ideas into the joint development of operations.”


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