Recent progress in sustainability

We follow and measure the sustainability of our operations and have set measurable targets for 2018 and 2020. We have categorized our sustainability work into four focus areas we consistently follow:

Building customer success

  • 84% of R&D projects have set environmental efficiency and/or product safety innovation targets.
  • Metso rolled out a global initiative on customer experience management.
  • Metso ranked at Leadership level in CDP’s Climate Change evaluation and was selected once more by Forum Ethibel as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe.
  • Metso continued to be included in FTSE4Good Index, a global responsible investment index.
  • Our systematic work to build Metso brand awareness continued. Metso was recognized as the most outstanding international mining supplier in Chile for a sixth consecutive year, and also for our contribution to safety.
  • In the U.S., Metso was named the American Metal Market's Scrap Equipment Provider of the Year.

Performing together

  • LTIF in 2017 was 2.6 (2016: 2.5).
  • We continued to assess our human rights impacts and did various improvement actions, e.g., Metso’s grievance channel was opened for all Code of Conduct-related topics, including human rights. All Metso employees have the ability to file a confidential, anonymous report via either telephone or the Internet.
  • Renewed Code of Conduct published in spring 2017, and 99.8% of Metso employees completed the Code of Conduct training within a given 3-month timeline.
  • According to a study we conducted in 2017, our non-Finnish institutional investors regard sustainability-related topics as important drivers behind their investment decisions.
  • A comprehensive, global-level Safety Excellence training program for Metso managers responsible for service and production employees was started.
  • We have set KPIs in place for the major sponsorship projects.

Contributing to the environment

  • Water consumption was reduced by 3.4%.
  • We decreased the amount of landfill waste, leaving the share at 36% of total waste.
  • A total of 51,833 MWh (12.6%) of energy has been saved since 2010. These actions have reduced CO2 emissions by 16,908 tCO2.
  • HSE audits were carried out at 20 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 and existing suppliers started in higher-risk areas:
  • 15 third-party sustainability supplier audits conducted in China, India, Turkey and Brazil.
  • 43 internal sustainability supplier audits conducted in China, India and Turkey.
  • Improvements in the tracking of completed corrective actions.
  • Sustainability training organized for procurement and supplier quality personnel in China, Finland, Sweden, Turkey, Russia, Brazil and South Africa.
  • Internal program on restricted materials ongoing.