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2020 report

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Handprint : CO2 emissions avoided

As a part of our handprint we measure the amount of CO2 emissions avoided by using Metso Outotec technologies compared to industry baselines or alternative technology. Emissions of seventeen of our technologies are measured annually. In 2020, Metso Outotec’s CO2 handprint was 8.2 million tonnes less of CO2 equivalents in the seventeen technology areas (2019: 7.2 million tonnes of CO2), which represent an increase of 14%.

Results in our operations - our footprint

We make a difference also through our own operations. At Metso Outotec, we have calculated our scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions in line with the GHG protocol methodology.

  • Direct fuel use and the use of electricity and heating in our operations accounted for our CO2 emissions were reduced by 60% compared to 2019 emissions.
  • 53 Metso Outotec locations in 19 different countries are under the environmental reporting scope. Nearly all locations are now operating with renewable energy sources. All these locations have been granted Renewable Energy certificates or GOs.
  • Our upstream and downstream logistics emissions reduced by 29%.
  • In 2020 91% of Metso Outotec’s R&D projects set sustainability targets.

We also annually offset Metso Outotec’s emissions from business flights. 


towards a smaller footprint
Making great strides towards a smaller footprint
We reduced our CO₂ emissions by 60%


In 2020, our Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) was 1.6. LTIF of our own employees decreased to 1.5 since 2019, however the total LTIF of employees and contractors increased. Risk observations and safety conversations are part of our employees’ personal targets, and Covid-19 forced us to look for alternative ways to carry on with practices that usually require a physical presence. The number of reported risk observations increased to approximately 89,000.

Our supplier engagement

One way to ensure supplier compliance and continuous improvement is to conduct supplier audits. Our annual auditing program identifies the suppliers to be audited based on a supplier sustainability risk assessment. In 2020,

  • we conducted 142 supplier sustainability audits. Due to the Covid-19 travel restrictions, many supplier sustainability audits were conducted as remote audits that included a virtual factory tour. 60 percent of the corrective actions from 2020 had been implemented.

In 2020 we started to engage with our biggest and most energy-intensive suppliers to review their CO2 targets. In the first pilot project, we engaged with suppliers in energy-intensive sectors.

  • We have set a target that 30% of suppliers in terms of spend set science-based emissions targets by 2025. In 2020 2.2% of the suppliers by spend to have a SBT CO2 emission target.
Remote auditing comes to the forefront during pandemic
We must continue to ensure a safe working environment for all employees and contractors. Also the cooperation on supplier sustainability must continue even if travelling has stopped.
In 2020, we organized Code of Conduct training for all employees and achieved a participation rate of 96% by the end of the year.
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