Koskisen publishes extensive sustainability programme – key responsibility focus areas support the company’s sustainable growth

Koskisen Corporation press release on 27 June 2024 at 10:00 a.m. EEST

The wood products company Koskisen publishes a sustainability programme based on the results and material sustainability topics of the double materiality analysis. Its key focus areas are 1) wise use of natural resources and promotion of biodiversity, 2) climate change mitigation and adaptation to the future, 3) investments in sustainable circular bioeconomy solutions, and 4) development of occupational safety, well-being at work and competence.

"The extensive and ambitious sustainability programme has been prepared as part of Koskisen's strategy process, and as a result it has a strong strategic connection. By making the key sustainability focus areas a central part of our operations, we also support the company's journey on the path of sustainable growth defined in the strategy," says CEO Jukka Pahta.

Pahta sees the long-term carbon-sequestering wood products manufactured by Koskisen from renewable raw material as a significant part of the green transition, which will create growing demand for wood and products made from it. The carbon handprint of Koskisen's wood products, i.e. the amount of CO2 emissions stored in wood for a long time, is more than twice as large as the amount of emissions generated in the manufacture of the products, i.e. the carbon footprint.

”We work systematically to meet the demand for sustainable lifestyles and consumption choices. We also help our customers succeed, mitigate climate change and adapt to the future with our products and services. Naturally, we will continue to develop our own operations in accordance with the goals defined in the programme," Pahta continues.

The development of Koskisen's systematic responsibility work is based on the key sustainability issues identified in the assessment of double materiality. In addition to the action plan, these factors guide Koskisen's sustainability reporting, which has already been brought closer to the requirements of the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) in the Annual Report for 2023.

”We have systematically developed our sustainability work, related processes and reporting. The growing interest in concrete sustainability work and awareness is evident among different stakeholders, which challenges and at the same time accelerates us on the work we do and in communicating about it. As a key player in the mechanical forest industry, we have a great opportunity and at the same time a responsibility to ambitiously promote key sustainability aspects all the way from the forest to the end product," says Sanna Väisänen, Director, Sustainability and Communications.

Read more: Koskisen's sustainability programme

For more information, please contact:
Sanna Väisänen, Director, Sustainability and Communications, Koskisen Corporation
tel. +358 20 553 4563

Koskisen is an international wood processing specialist with more than a century of experience and known for its agility and ability to listen to the customer. We utilise our valuable wood raw material as thoroughly as possible, up to the last particle of sawdust. We manufacture high-quality and sustainable circular bioeconomy products that store carbon for decades. The Group’s revenue in 2023 was EUR 271 million. Read more: koskisen.com