Our people and culture

Check the video
Metso employees

Metso employees

We are a global company with 16,000+ employees, over 90 nationalities and we are based in close to 50 countries. Our ambition is to build a thriving culture that is inclusive and where everyone can do their best and reach their full potential. The key building blocks for our culture development are our values, leadership principles, diversity and inclusion and a great employee experience.

We care for our people, for the society around us and we care for the environment. The wellbeing of our people, enabling great employee experience and success through a hybrid work model, continuously developing our teams and ways of working, and inclusion are our priorities  We measure employer engagement through a survey four times a year. Listening and acting on the findings is an important part of creating a great employee experience. 

Read more about our people.

Diversity and inclusion

We are committed in developing our company into a workplace where diversity and inclusion is embedded in our culture, fostered, and promoted.  

Our aim is to increase the diversity across our business, remove barriers and biases from our processes, build psychological safety in our teams and increase the number of women in our company. Some of the key diversity and inclusion actions in 2022 included correcting gender related pay gaps based on the global fair pay analysis, building inclusive talent acquisition practices, psychological safety trainings across the organization as well as launching a Women´s mentoring program. 

Diversity and inclusion


Well-being of our people is a priority, and we are constantly finding ways to improve it. We believe well-being is a joint effort: the organization, the leader and the employees all play a crucial role.  We train our leaders to support the well-being of their team and encourage them to have continuous dialogue about well-being with team members. 

Psychological safety has a significant role in well-being. A safe environment where everybody can speak up and ask for help without the fear of negative consequences is a pre-requisite for high performance and on a personal level, on employees’ mental well-being. One of the concrete actions on global level has been to provide Psychological safety trainings to teams.

On a global level we offer training and webinars in various well-being areas such as remote leadership, and physical and mental well-being. However, most concrete actions happen at a local level. We use the quarterly engagement survey to keep track of how our employees are doing and feeling and to see how we can further support their well-being. 

Metso's global guidelines encourage a hybrid work model, whenever possible, to provide flexibility and support well-being. We recognize that flexible working increases workplace diversity by better accommodating the different needs of our employees.

We also consider each team's work requirements and local labor practices (we proudly operate in almost 50 countries!), which may place different expectations and standards in some locations and for specific roles.

Human rights

As a global company, Metso respects all applicable national and international laws, regulations and human rights. This includes adhering to regulatory best practices. In cases where interpretations differ, we seek the best available expertise and solutions. We aim to be a good citizen wherever we operate.

We respect and are committed to operating in a manner consistent with internationally proclaimed human rights, including the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

Code of Conduct

Metso’s Code of Conduct defines the main principles of conducting business. Metso values diversity at the workplace and follows the principle of equal opportunities. Fair and equal treatment is expected from all employees towards every person in the company and this extends to contractors, vendors, customers and others with whom Metso interacts with. You can download the Code of Conduct from below.

Human rights
Download our Code of Conduct