European Commission has on 15 June 2023 closed the investigation into the wood pulp sector under EU antitrust laws

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Metsä Group published on 12 October 2021 a press release regarding European Commission’s inspection on Metsä Fibre Oy, a subsidiary of Metsäliitto Cooperative, under the EU antitrust laws as part of a larger investigation into the wood pulp sector.

The European Commission has on 15 June 2023 informed that the investigation into the wood pulp sector has been closed as the Commission has concluded that there are no grounds to continue the investigation.

Metsä Group

Metsä Group is leading the way in advancing the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, bioproduct development and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.

Metsä Group’s annual sales amount to approximately EUR 7 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in around 30 countries. We promote a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by over 90,000 forest owners.

Source: Metsä Group