Metsä Group and Kemira have agreed to jointly develop a new renewable product or raw material related to the forest industry by 2027. As large industrial players, the companies have good opportunities to reduce the environmental impacts of the forest industry's value chain.
"One of Metsä Group's strategic sustainability targets until 2030 is that no fossil emissions are generated in our production and our products are completely fossil-free by 2030. The fossil-free raw material or product to be developed with Kemira is an excellent complement to our existing development projects," says Jari Voutilainen, SVP, Sourcing and Logistics, from Metsä Group.
Metsä Group and Kemira have established a joint working group to develop the new product or raw material.
Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries.
Metsä Group is leading the way in advancing the bioeconomy. The Company focuses on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.