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INDUSTRY NEWS Forest programme leadership for Metsä Board L

eadership status in the materials sector of CDP’s 2016 Forest Programme has been granted to

Metsä Board, part of the Metsä Group, for the second year in a row. This follows swiftly on the news that CDP recently recognised Metsä Board’s management of water security and climate change with A-List positions in both programmes. For Metsä Board, a key part of sustainable forestry is forest renewal. “Here in Finland, four new seedlings are planted for each harvested tree. Metsä Group delivers seedlings to forest-owners for planting and during the past couple of years, this has amounted annually to 30 million seedlings, which is an impressive number,” stated Mika Joukio, CEO of Metsä Board.

The company promotes forest certification in all operating

Snow-covered Kuusi spruce is the only species of this tree that grows naturally in Finland.

regions to conserve biodiversity and to ensure ecologically- sensitive utilisation of forest

products. It actively participates in development of certification via its parent company and

all wood used is traceable and comes from certified or controlled forests.

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