Metsä Board achieves A- in Circulytics® assessment

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Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, has achieved A- rating in Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s latest Circulytics® circular economy assessment.

The Circulytics® assessment comprehensively measures the extent to which Metsä Board as a company has achieved circularity across its operations. The company scored the highest scores in the ‘Enablers’ category, which highlights a strong strategic priority to transition to a circular business model. The category encompasses strategy and planning, innovation, people and skills, operations supporting the circular economy, and external engagement.

This year’s A- score is an improvement from last year’s score of B, and is an encouraging acknowledgement of Metsä Board’s ongoing work of supporting the circular economy in its operations.

“It is great to see that our continuous work to develop our operations in line with circular economy principles is recognised by external third parties,” says Anne Uusitalo, Metsä Board’s Product Safety and Sustainability Director.

Circulytics® is a circular economy measurement tool launched by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to support businesses in their transition to a circular economy.

Metsä Board

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards. We focus on lightweight and high-quality folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. The pure fresh fibres we use in our products are a renewable and recyclable resource, that can be traced back to sustainably managed northern forests. We are a forerunner in sustainability, and we aim to have completely fossil free mills and raw materials by the end of 2030.

Together with our customers we develop innovative packaging solutions to create better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. In 2022 our sales totaled EUR 2.5 billion, and we have around 2,250 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

Metsä Group

Metsä Group leads the way in the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, developing bioproducts 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, and tissue and greaseproof papers.

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

Source: Metsä Board