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Key figures 2019
Metso publishes its sustainability data annually. This supplement contains quantitative data for 2019. The sustainability data is presented in various sections of this report, and the key figures are summarised in conjunction with the “GRI content index“ and “Key performance indicators“.
Metso’s sustainability agenda is divided into two main focus areas: responsible and trusted partner, and sustainable productivity with selected themes. Each of the themes consist of the most material topics, including actions and goals with respective KPIs. Goal-setting, particularly for the sustainable productivity category will continue during 2019.
Sustainability at Metso is founded on our strategy, code of conduct and on selected, globally acknowledged guidelines and principles. Sustainability is embedded in our organizational culture. Our sustainability agenda describes our approach; we want to be a responsible and trusted partner and deliver sustainable productivity for our customers.
Metso´s research and development (R&D) activities focus on solving customer challenges, such as global availability and cost of energy, water and raw materials. The future focus in sustainable innovations is on increasing the competitiveness of the offering through sustainable productivity and digitalization. Digitalization enables new means to improve the sustainability of products and services.
Metso’s sustainability agenda and our action plans and targets have impacts that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We have mapped the most relevant SDGs to each of the topics in our sustainability agenda.