Metsä Group and industrial maintenance service provider Quant Finland have agreed to halve the consumption of fossil hydraulic oil together in Metsä Group's plywood and Kerto LVL mills by 2027 compared to 2022.
Quant is Metsä Group's maintenance service partner at its Kerto LVL and plywood mills located in Lohja, Punkaharju, Suolahti, Äänekoski and Pärnu. Hydraulic oil is widely used in production machinery and equipment. Oil consumption can be reduced through close monitoring, systematic maintenance and investments.
Large industrial players have significant potential to reduce the environmental impact of the forest industry when working together.
"Metsä Group's 2030 sustainability target is that no fossil emissions are generated in our production and our products are completely fossil free by 2030. This target requires extensive work not only in Metsä Group's different operations, but also together with our partners. The cooperation with Quant is an excellent complement to our existing development projects," says Jari Voutilainen, SVP, Sourcing and Logistics from Metsä Group.
"Our vision is to deliver smart services for a sustainable world. The industrial green transformation places new demands on operator maintenance and plant digitization, and we are proud to partner with Metsä Group on their journey to becoming fossil free. We look forward to supporting them in achieving their goals and further developing our partnership", says Sebastian Storbacka, Regional Manager Finland & Baltics.
Metsä Group has previously agreed on a common sustainability target with Valmet, VR, Kemira and Royal Wagenborg.
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