Our services- and product-focused business model with project and systems capabilities supports our target for higher profitability and lower volatility. We work closely with our customers to solve their challenges, and we bring sustainable solutions to help them improve their performance. Our capability to provide our customers with leading technologies is the bedrock for sustainable growth. Finding ways to address sustainability challenges gives rise to new business opportunities and as we aim to help in solving global social and environmental challenges we will create value and well-being for all stakeholders.
Global environmental awareness creates opportunities for us to offer new intelligent solutions that improve our customers’ energy efficiency, reduce emissions and promote recycling. The biggest threats and opportunities related to the environment and climate change are transferred to Metso from our customers and are thus emphasized in our product, technology, and research & development (R&D). Improved reliability, safety and minimizing emissions are the key focus areas in Flow Control. In Minerals we work to improve efficiency through reduced energy consumption, improved utilization of raw materials and enhanced water conservation. We aim to develop our offering for existing operations and for new plants.
A sustainable way of operating throughout the value chain is a top priority for Metso. Through risk management, we can identify our potential sustainability threats and opportunities and plan our actions more carefully. Metso expects all of its suppliers and partners to operate in a sustainable way and also offers support in developing different areas in this field. By offering sustainable solutions for our customers and demanding them from ourselves and our partners we want to take part in creating a more sustainable future.