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1 Creating Industrial Leadership: Case Riikka Joukio SVP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs FTP Conference, Barcelona 13 March March 2013 R Joukio

2 sustainably from the forest Sales EUR 5.0 billion; personnel 11,500 Production units in 9 countries and sales offices in 26 countries Parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative Owned by 125,000 forest owners in Finland representing 5.3 million hectares of forests or 48% of all Finnish private forests. Metsä Tissue Metsä Board Metsä Fibre Metsä Wood Metsä Forest Tissue and cooking papers Sales: 1.0 billion Personnel: 3,000 Board and paper Sales: 2.1 billion Personnel: 3,300 Pulp Sales: 1.3 billion Personnel: 900 Wood products We turn renewable wood into Wood supply and sustainable, forestry safe services and recyclable Sales: products 1.5 billion Personnel: 1,000 that improve your quality of life. Sales: 0.9 billion Personnel: 2,700 2

3 Investing in research and innovation sustains economic growth and employment in Europe Globally, companies seek out places where it is most beneficial to operate. Industry s participation in the EU research and innovation framework programmes has been declining. In R&D spending, the EU is lagging behind other economies such as the US, China and Japan. A need to increase innovation funding, streamline the research and innovation funding instruments, and make participation for companies more attractive. 3

4 Our R&D agenda is the basis of the future Improving Process Efficiency & Resource Value Renewable Raw Materials as a Competitive Edge Value-added Products and Services More from less Low impact production Zero waste Reducing the carbon footprint New biobased products for new value chains Lighter weight/less energy intensive structures Convenience From bulk to value-added products and services 4

5 Stronger performance by polysulfide pulping Metsä Fibre will implement an advanced polysulfide pulping process, thereby introducing an entirely new softwood pulp with improved properties for paper and board manufacturing, particularly suitable for tissue. Due to the high content of hemicellulose in cell walls, these new Botnia Nordic+ pulps will have a higher yield, enhanced flexibility of the fibre, improved tensile strength and tensile development in refining, leading to significant cost savings and enhanced softness of the product. The new pulping process satisfies sustainability criteria with respect to both environmental and resource efficiency considerations. 5

6 Fossil-free pulp production The aim is to have the Metsä Fibre pulp mills free from fossil fuels during normal production operations by replacing oil and natural gas by renewable bio-fuels. The new gasification plant at Joutseno mill produces bioenergy from bark bark is a by-product from pulp production bio-gas replaces natural gas at the lime kiln the plant started in 2012 and was inaugurated last week the mill does not use any fossil fuels during normal operation the first carbon-neutral chemical pulp mill in Finland FACT A pulp mill produces 50% more energy than it needs. The excess of that bioenergy is sold to the surrounding community. 6

7 More cartons with the same weight In 2012, Metsä Board received the Unilever Partner to Win award in sustainability for its development of sustainable lightweight packaging. Metsä Board s lightweight paperboards Average folding boxboard Solid bleached board White lined chipboard The decades long development work will continue. 7

8 The regulation jungle in the EU from a forest industry s point of view 8 Energy Industry Act Electricity market Act Federal Water Act Water management plans CHP Act Reg. on access to electricity network Trans-European energy infrastructure? Energy market integration Security of supply Reduction of GHG emissions Renewable energy Resource efficiency Biodiversity Climate Act? Regulation of wholesale electricity Energy strategy 2020 trading Third energy package Energy efficiency directive Energy roadmap 2050 Water framework directive Industrial emissions directive Bio-economy strategy Transitional National Plans Federal Act on Air Pollution Control EED to be implemented Energy efficiency Good water quality Clean air Timber regulation Environmental Protection Act Energy and climate strategy Biodiversity strategy Bio-economy strategy Energie-wende Energy taxation directive EU ETS directive RES policy 2030? RES directive Biomass sustainability? Windfall tax? Electricity and Fuel Taxes Act Sources Act Electricity Guarantee of Origin Act Electricity and Fuel tax Acts Emission Trading Act GHG emission trading Act Act on subsidies for RES based electricity Renewable Energy

9 Favourable innovation environment promotes competitiveness Development and innovations in the forest industry are typically built upon the existing activities and mill integrates. Sustainability is of vital importance and a key competitiveness factor for the forest industry. However, the European business environment and regulatory framework must support the global competitiveness of companies. The Bioeconomy Public Private Partnership is an important tool to support joint innovation projects in the value chain, as well as the demonstration activities and commercialisation. 9

10 Life is full of moments close to Metsä. 10

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