Metso Corporate Sustainability Our Planet Positive offering
Planet Positive offering

Our Planet Positive offering

We offer sustainable value to our customers and have a significant impact on the environment and people through our offering – we call this our handprint. By sharing knowledge and combining forces with customers, partners and communities, we can accelerate sustainable development in our industries and ensure that together, we do our part in limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees.
Planet Positive offering

Planet Positive offering

Limiting climate change to 1.5 degrees globally requires a major and rapid transformation towards the use of renewable energy sources, which significantly increases the demand for metals such as copper, nickel and lithium.

Meeting this demand requires significant investments by our mining customers over the next decade. Aggregates production, minerals processing and metals refining are energy-, carbon- and water-intensive, so we can further increase our contribution to the climate change challenge by helping our customers use our technologies and innovations to develop more sustainable ways to operate. In addition to the environmental aspects, we have a long history of technologies and services that also help our customers improve their safety performance.

Central to our sustainability efforts is our energy and water efficient Planet Positive offering that helps our customers cut their CO2 emissions and achieve their other sustainability priorities such as reducing pollution. In addition to direct emissions reductions, Planet Positive products can decrease the carbon emitted in manufacturing and delivering products and they offer potential for recycling materials. Planet Positive services can improve our customers’ processes during modernizations and upgrades, as well as optimize existing production processes.  Our services help our customers make incremental improvements, progressively accumulating benefits over the lifetime of the equipment. In the long run, such cumulative gains can be very significant.

We define the level of performance needed to qualify as Planet Positive to ensure that designated products and services can make a meaningful contribution to our customers’ efforts toward reaching their climate and other environmental targets.

Our Planet Positive portfolio already includes over 100 products, and we aim to keep expanding and improving this offering to have a Planet Positive product for every part of our customers’ value chain. To achieve this, all our R&D projects must have sustainability benefits; we aim to have 80% of our R&D spend on Planet Positive product and services offering development by 2030.

Planet Positive definition

Planet Positive qualifying criteria explained
Safe customer operations

Safe customer operations

Whether it’s a standard product or a customer-specific combination of technologies and services, we are committed to ensuring customer satisfaction by offering consistent high quality.  Product safety plays a role throughout Metso’s product development process, taking into account regulations, customer requirements, our product specifications and safety risk analyses. These requirements also extend to procurement and manufacturing processes as well as installation and commissioning. Final compliance checks are done at the customer site which means that our equipment and aftermarket people must work in close collaboration in these projects.

Our safety promise doesn’t end with the product. We have a range of solutions to eliminate environmental, health and safety risks at customer operations and improve customers’ operational performance over the life-time of our products.

For each Planet Positive product, we have included an assessment to ensure that no indication of negative impact to safety has been identified when compared to the use of the benchmark product. A Planet Positive product is always required to perform at the same or preferably higher level than the industry benchmark product(s) in terms of health and safety, as well as pollution, and biodiversity impact.