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Enabling sustainable modern life
Sustainability is a strategic priority for Metso Outotec and at the core of our offering and operations. We operate efficiently and in a responsible manner, and take into consideration the environment, safety and the well-being of people and the planet. We create value to our customers with sustainable offering and contribute to circular and carbon-neutral economy. With our handprint demonstrably bigger than our footprint We are Planet Positive.
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Sustainability agenda
Our sustainability agenda

Our strategy identifies sustainability as a one of our top priorities. In line with the wider strategy work, we have developed a more comprehensive sustainability strategy. We are striving for net zero and we are committed to limiting global warming to 1.5 °C. 

Our sustainability agenda consists of focus areas for our handprint and footprint. Handprint is the positive impact we make on the environment and people through our offering. With our sustainable offering we help our customers improve their environmental efficiency, productivity and reduce risks. 

Our footprint is the impact of our own operations on the environment. We are aiming for our footprint to be as small and harmless as possible. 

To fight climate change, we must act now. 50% cut in global emissions by 2030 requires actions from everyone, including us at Metso Outotec. We are partnering with our customers, suppliers and communities for the drive towards net zero and decarbonization of our industries. We are committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C. We target net zero in our own operations by 2030.

Our climate impact

Our purpose is to “Enable sustainable modern life”. A large part of our sustainability focus is on climate change and limiting global warming to 1,5°C. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges to sustaining our way of life, and it is also one where Metso Outotec can play a significant role in addressing it.

Metso Outotec, as a technology company serving the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries, can create the biggest positive change through enabling our customers. As a leading supplier of equipment and services to our customers, and given how energy intensive our equipment is, our approach to technology and innovation really matters.

Metso Outotec has set Science Based Targets (SBT) in alignment with limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This will be implemented through our selected products and solutions, and by reducing CO2 emissions of our manufacturing, logistics and suppliers.

Our target is to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% in our own operations by 2024 and reach net zero by 2030. We are also aiming to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% in logistics by 2025 and targeting that 30% of the supplier spend by the end of 2025 is with partners who have set a SBT emission target. Baseline year for all the targets is 2019.

In addition to science-based targets, our annual target starting in 2021, is that 100% of our R&D projects have to set a target related to energy, emissions, water, circularity or safety. We are also targeting to offset all our flights emissions by 2022 and to do supportive actions in all our locations around the world.

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Planet Positive - our approach to sustainability
Planet Positive - our approach to sustainability

Sustainability is one of Metso Outotec’s key strategic priorities. We are committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with science-based targets.

Planet Positive is our all-encompassing approach to sustainability. It covers the environmental, social and financial aspects of sustainability. Planet Positive efforts enforce our purpose to enable sustainable modern life.

We focus on the positive impact on the environment and people through further growing our sustainable offering. We also focus on minimizing the environmental impact of our own operations and supply chain to diminish our ecological footprint. Our sustainability pages offers insights and concrete actions on each.

Planet Positive offering

Central to Metso Outotec’s sustainability efforts is our Planet Positive offering – products that are demonstrably more energy or water efficient than the market standard, or help our customer achieve other priorities such as circularity and safety, as well as services that help our customers improve their productivity . Our Planet Positive portfolio already includes over 100 products and our aim is to keep expanding and improving this offering by continuously innovating – we aim to have a Planet Positive product for every part of the value chain. To achieve this, all our R&D projects must have sustainability targets.

Modern slavery statement 2021