Community involvement cases
Examples of our science, research and education programs:
We sponsor and cooperate with universities and vocational schools globally.
In 2017, Metso donated in Finland total of EUR 1 million to Tampere University of Technology, Aalto University and the University of Oulu. Through the donation, Metso wishes to support Finnish scientific research and its application in practice. Metso gave also other donations to support education, e.g. in China and in Australia.
Metso and Plan cooperation in India
Already 8,000 Indian school children have benefited from Metso cooperation project with Plan International
We have been cooperating with Plan International, an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children's rights and equality for girls, for several years. Our current contribution with Plan India helps to develop education in local schools in Alwar, Rajasthan state. Already 8,000 children have benefited
from the project.
The project has enhanced school teaching and sanitary facilities, and provided modern
learning aids in the form of e.g. math and science labs, computers and library books.
The project also includes further development of the teachers’ pedagogical skills and disciplinary methods. Some pupils have received training on children’s rights. As an outcome, the enrolment in school has improved, and children enjoy coming to school as the teaching methods have been modernized.
In 2005 Metso started the Metso Cultural program in Sorocaba, Brazil, with the goal to promote culture for the Sorocaba community by sponsoring theater, classical music and Brazilian popular music. The project is materialized according to Rouanet Law principles, which encourage cultural investments that can be used by firms and citizens to help finance cultural projects. This law makes possible to deduct a certain percentage of the investment from the income tax.