Metsä Tissue in Germany once again earns Top Employer Award, received for the fourth year in a row

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January 29, 2024 (press release) –

Metsä Group's tissue paper business has received the Top Employer award in Germany for the fourth time in a row. The
Top Employer Institute's award proves that the company has repeatedly made a significant step forward within the six key areas of Human Resources management and has thus once again improved its results. For Metsä, the performance in HR management was particularly convincing and above the benchmark in the areas of Leadership, People Strategy, Business Strategy, Diversity & Inclusion. By once again receiving this award, the Top Employer Institute confirms Metsä's dedication to a better world of work which has been exhibited through excellent HR policies and people practices.

Simone Klein , VP Human Resources, Metsä Tissue: "The repeated Top Employer award is thanks to our continuous work in human resources. Receiving this award for the fourth time in a row makes us very proud and confirms that we are doing the right things in our HR activities. The Top Employer is a seal of quality with great impact that makes us an attractive employer for both employees and job seekers."

Tobias Lüning, SVP Central Europe, Metsä Tissue: "A key focus at Metsä is the development of a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion. In a multinational and globally acting organization we believe that this is a key to execute our strategy of profitable growth and continuous renewal. Being rewarded with the highest scores in the category of "Diversity & Inclusion" confirms our dedication to become an even better workplace for our employees now and in future."

During the certification process, Metsä Group's tissue paper business faced an international comparison worldwide. Companies are eligible for certification if they employ more than 250 people nationally or are part of an international group with more than 2500 employees. Furthermore the company has to have formalized and future-oriented HR processes. This year, over 2300 Top Employers in 121 countries/regions on 5 continents were recognized.

Christian Korpel , Vice President Supply Chain West , +49 (0) 174 708 535 1, christian.korpel[at]

Simone Klein , Vice President Human Resources West, Metsä Tissue, +49 (0) 151 528 813 99, simone.klein[at]

Metsä Group

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.

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Metsä Tissue 

Metsä Tissue creates a cleaner everyday life. We are one of the leading tissue paper suppliers in Europe to households and professionals and one of the leading greaseproof paper suppliers globally. 
Our brands are Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA. With production units in five countries, we employ around 2,450 people. In 2022, our sales totalled EUR 1.2 billion . Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group.

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