Metsä Board submits EIA report for its planned paperboard mill on existing mill site in Kaskinen, in accordance with Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure Act; report is open for public comment and opinion to July 21

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May 25, 2023 (press release) –

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has submitted the EIA report for the Kaskinen paperboard mill in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure Act to the South Ostrobothnia Regional Economic, Transport and Environment Centre (ELY Centre). The report is open for public comment and opinion from 25.05.2023 to 21.07.2023.

The ELY Centre will make the EIA report prepared by Metsä Board available to the public for 60 days for comments and opinions starting on 25 May. During this time, the assessment report will be available on the internet at and at the following locations:

  • Kaskinen Town Hall and City Library
  • Närpiö Town Hall and Main Library
  • Kristiinankaupunki Town Hall and Library

The EIA procedure addresses the environmental impact of Metsä Board's planned paperboard mill on the existing mill site in Kaskinen. The EIA is a two-stage procedure. In the first stage, the project developer draws up an assessment programme and in the second stage, the evaluations are carried out and an assessment report is prepared.

The results of the impact assessment will be considered in the ongoing planning and decision-making process. The EIA process does not make decisions on the project but aims to provide information to support decision-making and to increase public access to information and influence.

The next public meeting on the EIA process will be held on Monday 19 June at 17.00–20.00 at Kaskinen Sports Hall, Sulkukatu 11, 64260 Kaskinen. It will also be possible to participate via Teams. The link can be found at before the public event.

Metsä Board started pre-engineering for the new paperboard mill in Kaskinen in autumn 2022, which is based on fossil free production and world-class resource, production and environmental efficiency. Metsä Board estimates that a potential investment decision can be made in 2024 at the earliest.

More information on the project can be found at

For further information, please contact:
Tero Ojala, Project Director, Metsä Board
Mobile: +358 (0)40 703 3817

Anna Riikka Nickull, Project Manager, Metsä Group
Mobile: +358 (0)50 598 7381

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.

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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. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forest: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative owned by over 90,000 forest owners.

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