Sustainability principles

Sustainability at Metso is founded on Metso’s strategy, code of conduct and on selected, globally acknowledged guidelines and principles. These form our general operating principles that serve our mission.

Our basic principles

Code of conduct

The cornerstone of Metso’s approach to managing sustainability is the company’s code of conduct. Metso’s Code of Conduct creates a common basis for all our business operations and work assignments. It also serves as commonly accepted guidelines and perspectives for future decisions. Metso’s Code of Conduct is implemented through different training sessions for our employees and suppliers. In addition it is also part of our general purchase conditions.

Read more about Metso's Code of Conduct.

Metso’s Anti-Bribery Policy

Metso has consistently had a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption. Metso’s Anti-Bribery Policy contains guidelines, standards and procedures intended to ensure that Metso and those acting on its behalf understand and comply with applicable anti-corruption laws in all interactions with Metso’s customers, prospective customers and others.

As part of Metso’s Anti-Bribery Policy, we have conducted a comprehensive training program for our employees, including management, procurement and sales. The training program includes an anti-bribery compliance section with an introduction to Metso’s basic principles and themes related to agents and consultants, an overview on giving and receiving gifts, entertainment and hospitality, facilitation payments, and what to do in case of conflicts of interest.

Metso’s commitment to global initiatives

Metso’s workforce, customers and partners represent a broad scope of different cultural backgrounds. Therefore, we have found the UN Global Compact to be a valuable common reference and guidance that describes the set of universal issues we respect and wish to promote. Metso also supports and works according to the principles described in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, as well as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Business Charter for Sustainable Development. Metso has committed to complying with the UN Declaration of Human Rights and UN Guiding principles on Human Rights.

Read more about Human Rights at Metso

Metso’s statement on conflict minerals

Metso acknowledges increasing concern related to the human rights issues of sourcing ores and metals from areas of conflict. Metso is currently not affected by the conflict minerals regulations, and our products also do not affect our customers’ performance with regard to the regulations. Metso is nevertheless committed to conducting business in a sustainable manner and considering laws and regulations as only the absolute minimum. In line with our commitments, we do not knowingly source any materials that contribute to any human rights violations, and we expect the same behavior from our suppliers.

Learn more about Metso’s Statement on Conflicting Minerals.