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Metsä Group advances in biodiversity

 Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Metsä Group will soon launch a programme by 2030 and support regional activities to improve biodiversity as well as the state of waters in Finland. Metsä wood came up with these projects that will be implemented beyond the commercial forests, and specifically the projects that are connected to bird, water and wetlands and extend natural involvement.

“One of Metsä Group’s strategic sustainability targets is to safeguard biodiversity. We are implementing our ecological sustainability programme in commercial forests to safeguard forest biodiversity. With our new nature management programme, we want to play a role in improving the state of nature in Finland also outside the commercial forests. Our investments, which will amount to millions of euros during the programme, have no financial return expectations,” says Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO of Metsä Group.

Metsä Group cooperates with the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Ministry of Environment, the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, University of Eastern Finland and the Central Union of Agricultural Producers MTK.

“We support projects outside commercial forests that have a clearly verifiable impact on improving the state of nature. There are many different means and targets. I hope that our programme will attract wide interest and encourage also completely new ideas, and that we will have a large number of different projects to evaluate,” continues Ilkka Hämälä.

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