Metsä Group and Kemira have agreed to jointly develop a new renewable product or raw material related to the forest industry by 2027.
As large industrial players, the companies have good opportunities to reduce the environmental impacts of the forest industry's value chain.
"One of Metsä Group's strategic sustainability targets until 2030 is that no fossil emissions are generated in our production and our products are completely fossil-free by 2030. The fossil-free raw material or product to be developed with Kemira is an excellent complement to our existing development projects," says Jari Voutilainen, SVP, Sourcing and Logistics, from Metsä Group.
"This cooperation supports the strategic goals of both companies and makes the entire value chain more sustainable. It's important for us to help our customers reach their own environmental goals and at the same time develop our own renewable product portfolio," says Kemira Pulp&Paper’s SVP, EMEA Sales Harri Eronen.
Metsä Group and Kemira have established a joint working group to develop the new product or raw material.
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. 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