WorldPressOnline First Call - Metsä Board, Europe’s leading producer of fresh forest fibre
cartonboards, has received a ‘Partner to Win’ award in Sustainability from
Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods.
The award was presented to Metsä Board for its development of lightweight and
sustainable boards and their significant contribution to Unilever’s packaging,
announced at Unilever’s second annual Partner to Win Supplier Summit held in
early May 2012.
“We are delighted with the award and see it as high recognition of the
work we have done to develop light weight boards, as well as our progress in
many different fields of sustainability across the whole Metsä Group,” says
Pasi Piiparinen, SVP, Head of Paperboard, Metsä Board. “Using a lighter weight
board can reduce the carbon footprint of a carton significantly. When scaled up
across a wide range of fast moving consumer goods products, with global
distribution, the potential for reducing environmental impact is quite
Unilever launched the Partner to Win programme in 2011 to work more
closely with its key suppliers, ensure faster innovation and invest sustainably
throughout its value chain.
Link to Unilever’s press release: http://www.unilever.com/mediacentre/pressreleases/2012/longtermsupplierpartnershipskey.aspx
For further information, please contact Metsä Board:
SVP, Head of Paperboard
(0)40 512 2827
Metsä Group is a responsible
forest industry group whose products are part of people’s everyday life and
promote sustainable well-being. Metsä Group produces high-quality products
mainly from renewable Nordic wood. The Group’s business areas are tissue and
cooking papers, board and paper, pulp, wood products as well as wood supply.
Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.3 billion in 2011, and it employs
approximately 12,500 people. The Group is present in some 30 countries.
Metsä Board is Europe’s
leading producer of fresh forest fibre cartonboards, the world’s leading
manufacturer of coated white-top kraftliners, and a major paper
supplier. The company’s sales network serves brand owners, carton
printers, corrugated packaging manufacturers, printers, merchants and office
Metsä Board supports its
customers’ businesses by providing high-performance paperboards and quality
papers for consumer and retail packaging, graphics and office end-uses.
Together with its customers and partners, Metsä Board develops products and
services for demanding end uses. The company’s paperboard is mainly used for
the packaging of beautycare and healthcare products, foods, cigarettes, and
consumer durables as well as graphics. Paper is mainly used for office papers
as well as wallcoverings and other speciality end uses.
Metsä Board’s business areas
are Paperboard, and Paper and Pulp.
Metsä Board is headquartered
in Finland. In 2011, the company’s sales totalled EUR 2.5 billion, and it has
approximately 4,000 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on
the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.