Centrally managed procurement
Products that meet customers’ needs are made by employees who are highly competent and willing to learn and reinvent themselves. Our employees are guided by Metsä Group’s values: responsible profitability, reliability, cooperation and renewal. We operate in line with our values and let the results speak for themselves.
Responsible profitability means that we improve our profitability while also considering the environment and listening to our stakeholders. All of our other values lay the foundation for responsible profitability.
Supplier Code of Conduct
At Metsä, we cooperate with the selected suppliers that meet our high requirements in terms of reliable operations, ethical and environmental principles, quality and cost-effectiveness. Our suppliers must comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC) which minimises the risks related to corruption, child labour and other human rights violations. The Supplier Code of Conduct was updated during 2020, and it will be introduced in all new purchase agreements from the beginning of 2021. The supplier assessment and audit process was also updated in 2020 and will be deployed in 2021. Each of our new subcontractors, suppliers and service providers must sign our Supplier Code of Conduct.
Of Metsä Wood’s purchases in 2020, 86% were made by suppliers committed to the Supplier Code of Conduct, and 30% were made by suppliers whose sustainability has been evaluated through the supplier’s self-assessment. In addition, we measure our responsible suppliers by Compliance check – in 2020, it was 71% for Metsä Wood. Sustainability criteria are also part of our regular supplier audits.