Metsä Board has started an environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure for a folding boxboard mill it is planning to build in Kaskinen, Finland. The company submitted an EIA programme to the South Ostrobothnia Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) on 22 December 2022 in accordance with the Act on Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure.
The EIA procedure addresses the environmental impacts of Metsä Board’s folding boxboard mill planned on the existing mill site in Kaskinen. The results of the impact assessment will be considered in the project’s ongoing planning and decision-making process. The assessment will provide information to support decision making, increase citizens’ access to information and their opportunities to influence the process.
Metsä Board has started pre-engineering for the new folding boxboard mill in Kaskinen. The planning is based on fossil free production and world-class resource and production efficiency. Metsä Board estimates that a possible investment decision can be made at the earliest in 2024.