Recent progress in sustainability

Metso’s sustainability strategy was revised in 2016 to meet the ambition level. We have set targets for our approach to sustainability for the2016–2018 period and long-term environmental and LTIF (Lost Time Incident Frequency) targets to 2020.

Building customer success

• 83% of R&D projects have set environmental efficiency and/or product safety innovation targets

• Metso launched a global initiative on customer experience management with a pilot in 2016

• Metso ranked at the Leadership level in CDP’s Climate Change evaluation. We have continued our systematic work to build Metso brand awareness. We received several recognitions in 2016, e.g., for our HSE work in Chile and for our long-term strategic partnership with Freeport-McMoRan

Performing together

• LTIF in 2016 was 2.4 (2015: 2.7 )

• Labor rights assessment was conducted in six higher risk countries. Based on this assessment, essential labor rights aspects were identified related to our own operations within the six higher risk countries. As part of this process, our HR management reviewed the assessment results and identified new possible development areas.

• Code of Conduct review process ongoing

• Focus in stakeholder engagement was on employees, customers and investors; Dialogue with investors led to the publishing of a new ‘Sustainability for investors’ webpage

• Metso conducted a global employee engagement survey “PeoplePulse” for all Metso employees (response rate 85%, favorable responses 77%).

• KPIs in major sponsorship projects have been further developed together with our cooperation partners

Contributing to the environment

• Water consumption was reduced by 2.8%, with the help of a new water audit tool and water-saving actions

• Share of landfill waste reduced to 60%, thanks to a new waste audit tool and improvements in waste processing

• A total of 47,000 MWh (11.9%) of energy savings since 2010, thanks to wide range of actions around the world. These actions have reduced CO2 emissions by 15,900 tCO2

• HSE audits were carried out at 28 locations

• No significant spills or any other environmental accidents

• Majority of locations have had environmental training

• CO2 emissions (Scope 3) externally assured: procurement, logistics, business travel, and fuel and energy related emissions (not included in Scope 1 and Scope 2)

Responsible supply chain

• More systematic sustainability screening of new suppliers started in higher-risk areas

• More systematic sustainability screening of existing higher-risk suppliers started

• 15 third-party sustainability audits conducted in China and India

• Sustainability training organized for procurement and supplier quality personnel in India

• Internal program on restricted materials ongoing