Sponsorships and donations
Metso’s presence especially in the emerging markets is constantly growing with new units being opened or existing ones expanding. Our local presence creates wealth and job opportunities as well as business partnerships that are important and beneficial both to Metso and the local community. While expanding into new markets, we also operate in advanced, industrial countries, which, in many cases, are currently undergoing drastic changes in industrial structure and demographics.
We want to support the sustainable development of the communities we operate in by contributing to the community through sponsorships and donations. Our focus in sponsorships and donations are local projects involving science, research and education, environmental protection and conservation, health and social, culture and arts, as well as youth activities.
Our main Group-level partners in sponsorships in recent years have been The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) (since 2002) and Plan International (since 2009). Metso and Plan continue their collaboration to education for girls in India”. Metso also participates in many other local projects, some examples are presented in the sponsorships and donations map. Besides sponsorship projects, Metso provides donations and support for disaster relief. In 2015 we sponsored earthquake victims in Nepal with a EUR 15,000 donations through UNICEF. We also made a Christmas donation of EUR 15,000 to the Finnish Red Cross (FRC) Disaster Relief Fund.