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Metsä Board recognised for environmental transparency


Metsä Board (previously M-real) was one of 19 paper manufacturers to allow their environmental performance scrutinised by the World Wildlife Fund. Metsä Board was given the top ranking in the 'Environmental management and reporting' category, with a score of 72%.

This is the second year of the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index (EPI 2011), with 50 companies asked to disclose key information on the origin of raw materials, production and environmental management.

"WWF applauds the transparency of participating producers. By allowing evaluation of their environmental performance these companies are showing that they take environmental and social responsibility seriously," said Emmanuelle Neyroumande, Manager of WWF International's global pulp and paper work.

This result recognises Metsä Board's long-term commitment to transparency in its environmental performance and its dedication to determining targets and implementing management systems that encourage good environmental practice.

Metsä Board actively promotes transparent reporting, e.g. through Paper Profiles, the environmental product declarations, its endorsement of management systems and certifications as well as participating in external surveys such as the WWF Check Your Paper programme. In 2009, the company also received 2nd place in the Carbon Disclosure Index (CDLI) of the Nordic Report.

For more information on Metsä Board please email info@officepapers.com. For more information on WWF Environmental Paper Company Index (EPI 2011) visit www.panda.org/PaperCompanyIndex