Big, global trends are shaping the world and the way people consume. Sustainable forestry-based business is needed more than ever. Stora Enso’s products are based on renewable materials. Products made from renewable raw materials play a powerful role in responsible global consumption. They have a smaller environmental footprint and can be used to replace products made from non-renewable materials. At the end of its life, renewable packaging can be recycled.
Stora Enso is committed to act with high sustainability standards in China. Our operations in Guangxi are a major part of emerging local industrial clusters around our mills and tree plantations. Our investments in capacity building and local sourcing, local nature conservation, agro-forestry programmes, and income generation projects in local communities all provide examples of ways we are supporting cluster development and shared value creation in the region. Did you know? We have granted 2.1 M RMB for community development in Guangxi.
Sustainability at Stora Enso is divided into nine focus areas with human rights integrated in all of them. Our understanding of social sustainability covers employees and wider workforce, community and business ethics. Environmental sustainability includes materials, water and energy, carbon dioxide as well as forests, plantations and land use. Our economic sustainability is based on how we work with our customers, suppliers and investors. Our ultimate goal is to ensure a positive total contribution to society.
Environment and Efficiency
Stora Enso’s production processes generate various residuals and waste, the vast majority of which is reused. These materials include biomass fibres, ash from energy production and wastewater treatment sludge.
Forest and Land Use
Through forest certification schemes and our own approach to sustainable forestry, we ensure that improvements in efficiency do not compromise the ecological and social sustainability of production.
People and Ethics
Ethical business conduct and legal compliance are not only the cornerstones of our way of doing business, they are also paramount for living up to Stora Enso's corporate Purpose "Do Good for the People and the Planet" and our Value "Do What's Right."