Metsä Group's tissue and greaseproof paper business achieves the second highest A- score in CDP's climate change assessment

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February 9, 2024 (press release) –

PRESS RELEASE 9.2.2024 AT 10.48

Metsä Group's tissue and greaseproof paper business has achieved CDP’s second highest 'A-' score, which is a  Leadership level recognition of its actions in combating climate change. CDP assesses annually companies on their environmental transparency and performance in climate change work. This is the second time that Metsä Group’s tissue and greaseproof paper business completed the Climate Change Survey.

The achieved result is higher than the European regional average on level 'B'  and higher than wood and paper material sector's overall average level 'B-'. The 'A-' rating is considered the leading standard for environmental transparency in the CDP rating.

"We are very happy about this result, as it demonstrates our consistent and determined work in combatting climate change. We will continue our systematic efforts to advance our ambitious sustainability goals also in the future"," says Johanna Kesti, Metsä Tissue's Senior Vice President Marketing, Communications and Sustainability.

Metsä Group's tissue and greaseproof paper business reported in the CDP disclosure on its actions to reduce emissions in 2022. These included renewing the paper machine in Mänttä mill in Finland, increasing the use of recycled plastics in packaging, and piloting to the use of wood pellets in heat generation at the Kreuzau mill in Germany.

CDP is a global non-profit organisation that collects environmental data from companies worldwide in one place in three areas: climate change, water safety and forests. In 2023, a record 23,000+ companies disclosed information through CDP. By disclosing information through CDP, companies are able to meet the growing demand for environmental transparency from financial institutions, customers and decision-makers.

Further information:
Johanna Kesti, Metsä Tissue, SVP, Marketing, Communications and Sustainability, tel. +358 40 417 5660
Joanna Linnermo, Metsä Tissue, Communications Director, tel. +358 40 555 5868,

Metsä Tissue

Metsä Group’s Tissue and Greaseproof Papers business, or Metsä Tissue, produces hygiene products for households and professionals, and greaseproof papers for cooking and food packaging. Our high-quality locally produced brands ­– Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA – make daily life cleaner. We promote a diverse, equal and inclusive culture. Our 2023 sales were EUR 1.3 billion, and we have approximately 2,500 employees. Metsä Group’s parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative is owned by around 90,000 Finnish forest owners.

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