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  • Overall approach
    3/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: World Business Council for Sustainable Development Forest Solutions Group; UN Global Compact
      "We are active in many local and global organizations, networks and programs, such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's Forest Solutions Group (FSG) and The Forests Dialogue (TFD), and the WWF's New Generation Plantations (NGP) program." "The UN Global Compact Stora Enso supports the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative set up in 2000 to encourage businesses worldwide to embed responsibility into their operations. We respect and promote these principles throughout our operations, and report on our progress in this report. We annually upload our Communication on Progress to the UN Global Compact website as a public record of our commitment"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Biodiversity means the variety of life in genes, species, and in entire ecosystems. It is vital for the humankind. Sustainable forest management safeguards forest health and productivity, and protects biodiversity – whilst securing the long-term availability of our renewable resources."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Timber; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Twice a year
      "The Board has a Sustainability and Ethics Committee which is responsible for overseeing the Company’s sustainability and ethical business conduct, its strive to be a responsible corporate citizen, and its contribution to sustainable development. The Committee regularly reviews Stora Enso’s Sustainability Strategy and Ethics and Compliance Strategy and, in accordance with Stora Enso’s corporate governance structure, oversees their effective implementation as well as reviews the Company’s external sustainability reporting. In its work the Committee takes into consideration Stora Enso’s Purpose and Values as well as Code of Conduct and Business Practice Policy. The Committee comprises two to four Board members who are nominated annually by the Board. The members are independent of and not affiliated with Stora Enso. At least one Committee member is expected to have sufficient prior knowledge and experience in handling responsibility and ethics matters. The Committee meets regularly, at least two times a year. The Chairman of the Committee presents a report on each Sustainability and Ethics Committee meeting to the Board. The tasks and responsibilities of the Committee are defined in its charter, which is approved by the Board. Sustainability and Ethics Committee members may receive remuneration solely based on their role as directors. The compensation is decided by the shareholders at the AGM."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      "Approximately half of Veracel’s 213 500 hectares of land is dedicated to rainforest preservation and restoration, and Veracel aims to restore approximately 400 hectares of rainforest habitat every year. A total of 7,217 hectares of forest, corresponding to over 9,000 soccer fields, have been restored between 1994 and the end of 2018. This significant contribution to the conservation of natural Atlantic rainforest and its rich biodiversity has been recognised by both the Brazilian authorities and international stakeholders" - Veracel is part of a joint venture with Stora Enso.
  • Commodity score
    41/84
    • Pulp & Paper
      43/84
      • Commitment Strength
        16/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            "We do not procure wood and fibre which has been: o illegally harvested; o logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing official processes of designation for protection, unless the logging is clearly in line with national conservation regulations; o harvested in forests where High Conservation Values1 are threatened by logging; o sourced from areas undergoing conversion from forest or other wooded ecosystems to plantations or non-forest uses, unless such conversion is justified on grounds of net social and environmental gain; or o harvested in violation of traditional rights or civil rights. • We utilise traceability systems to ensure that all the wood and fibre we use originates from legal sources. • We require our external pulp suppliers to follow similar principles in their wood and fibre procurement."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We do not procure wood and fibre which has been: o illegally harvested; o logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing official processes of designation for protection, unless the logging is clearly in line with national conservation regulations; o harvested in forests where High Conservation Values1 are threatened by logging; o sourced from areas undergoing conversion from forest or other wooded ecosystems to plantations or non-forest uses, unless such conversion is justified on grounds of net social and environmental gain; or o harvested in violation of traditional rights or civil rights. • We utilise traceability systems to ensure that all the wood and fibre we use originates from legal sources. • We require our external pulp suppliers to follow similar principles in their wood and fibre procurement."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We do not procure wood and fibre which has been: o illegally harvested; o logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing official processes of designation for protection, unless the logging is clearly in line with national conservation regulations; o harvested in forests where High Conservation Values1 are threatened by logging; o sourced from areas undergoing conversion from forest or other wooded ecosystems to plantations or non-forest uses, unless such conversion is justified on grounds of net social and environmental gain; or o harvested in violation of traditional rights or civil rights. • We utilise traceability systems to ensure that all the wood and fibre we use originates from legal sources. • We require our external pulp suppliers to follow similar principles in their wood and fibre procurement."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Stora Enso also uses paper for recycling (PfR) wherever it makes environmental and economic sense. Recycled newspapers and magazines are used to produce certain paper grades at Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium (where they account for 100% of sourced fiber), Sachsen Mill (100%) and Maxau Mill (approximately 75%) in Germany, and Hylte Mill in Sweden (55%). Recovered board is used to make specific containerboard grades at Ostrołeka Mill in Poland (90% of fiber sourced for containerboard production) and at Varkaus Mill in Finland. Through cooperation with local authorities and waste management companies, and our own collection facilities, we secure sufficient PfR from industrial, commercial and domestic sources. In Poland, we own and manage a network of 18 depots where PfR is collected and baled for transportation to our Ostrołeka Mill."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            Recycled content only used for certain paper grades - "Stora Enso also uses paper for recycling (PfR) wherever it makes environmental and economic sense. Recycled newspapers and magazines are used to produce certain paper grades at Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium (where they account for 100% of sourced fiber), Sachsen Mill (100%) and Maxau Mill (approximately 75%) in Germany, and Hylte Mill in Sweden (55%). Recovered board is used to make specific containerboard grades at Ostrołeka Mill in Poland (90% of fiber sourced for containerboard production) and at Varkaus Mill in Finland. Through cooperation with local authorities and waste management companies, and our own collection facilities, we secure sufficient PfR from industrial, commercial and domestic sources. In Poland, we own and manage a network of 18 depots where PfR is collected and baled for transportation to our Ostrołeka Mill."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Stora Enso also uses paper for recycling (PfR) wherever it makes environmental and economic sense. Recycled newspapers and magazines are used to produce certain paper grades at Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium (where they account for 100% of sourced fiber), Sachsen Mill (100%) and Maxau Mill (approximately 75%) in Germany, and Hylte Mill in Sweden (55%). Recovered board is used to make specific containerboard grades at Ostrołeka Mill in Poland (90% of fiber sourced for containerboard production) and at Varkaus Mill in Finland. Through cooperation with local authorities and waste management companies, and our own collection facilities, we secure sufficient PfR from industrial, commercial and domestic sources. In Poland, we own and manage a network of 18 depots where PfR is collected and baled for transportation to our Ostrołeka Mill."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "The Supplier is required: 3.2.1 not to employ any workers below 15 years (14 years in certain developing countries) or the minimum age according to national legislation, whichever is higher (in line with the ILO Convention 138 on child labour), 3.2.2 to ensure that employing young people above minimum age but under 18 years does not jeopardise their education, health, safety or morals, 3.2.3 to fully recognise employees’ right to organise, belong to a union and bargain collectively, 3.2.4 not to use any forms of involuntary labour, 3.2.5 not to discriminate against any employee"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "Provisions for environmental remediation amounted to EUR 97 (99) million at 31 December 2019, details of which are in Note 22, Other Provisions, of the Consolidated financial statements"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Respecting human rights in land acquisition and management is one of our priority human rights. Community consultations, including Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC), continue to be a key element in our human rights due diligence and forestry operations in Brazil, Uruguay, China, and Laos, especially concerning land leasing and indigenous peoples’ rights."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        19/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "We follow our progress on responsible forestry with a key performance indicator measuring the proportion of land in wood production and harvesting owned and managed by Stora Enso that is covered by forest certification schemes. Our target is to maintain the high level of 96%. In 2019, coverage amounted to 98%."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "Stora Enso also uses paper for recycling (PfR) wherever it makes environmental and economic sense. Recycled newspapers and magazines are used to produce certain paper grades at Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium (where they account for 100% of sourced fiber), Sachsen Mill (100%) and Maxau Mill (approximately 75%) in Germany, and Hylte Mill in Sweden (55%). Recovered board is used to make specific containerboard grades at Ostrołeka Mill in Poland (90% of fiber sourced for containerboard production) and at Varkaus Mill in Finland. Through cooperation with local authorities and waste management companies, and our own collection facilities, we secure sufficient PfR from industrial, commercial and domestic sources. In Poland, we own and manage a network of 18 depots where PfR is collected and baled for transportation to our Ostrołeka Mill." "Stora Enso used 2.2 million tonnes of paper for recycling (PfR) in 2019 (2.5 million tonnes), making us one of the largest PfR consumers in Europe. The PfR utilisation rate in our paper and board production was 25% (26%)."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC
            "We follow our progress on responsible forestry with a key performance indicator measuring the proportion of land in wood production and harvesting owned and managed by Stora Enso that is covered by forest certification schemes. Our target is to maintain the high level of 96%. In 2019, coverage amounted to 98%."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: 4evergreen

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "Stora Enso, along with other members of CEPI, the European association representing the forest fiber and paper industry, are joining forces with companies across the value chain to drive the recycling of fiber-based packaging and collaboration in circular design and materials to enable positive change in circular economy. 4evergreen aims to boost the contribution of fiber-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy that minimizes climate and environmental impact. In addition, the goals are to increase awareness about innovation in fiber-based packaging materials and recycling, set guidelines for product design enabling circularity and secondary use of fibers, and support the development of optimized collection systems as well as critical recycling infrastructures and technologies adapted to fiber-based packaging."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The Supplier is required: 5.1 to fulfil all environmental requirements defined in relevant laws, regulations and environmental permits [...] The Supplier is required: [...] to allow Stora Enso, or any third party authorised by Stora Enso and reasonably acceptable to the Supplier, to conduct in the presence of the Supplier an audit of the Supplier’s operations relevant for this CoC including but not limited to the Supplier’s facilities, and relevant extracts from books and records."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Do What's Right Hotline

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "Stora Enso uses an independent external service, the Do What’s Right Hotline, to enable all our employees and external stakeholders to anonymously report grievances, concerns, or potential non-compliance by webform or phone. This service is available 24/7. The hotline is administered by an independent external service provider."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0.21 million tonnes

          What is the certified volume?: 10.39 million tonnes

          Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
          In 2019, Stora Enso reports that it produced 2.7 million tonnes of consumer board, 1.3 million tonnes of containerboard, 0.5 million m² of corrugatedpackaging, 2.5 million tonnes of market pulp, 4.1 million tonnes of Paper. This was done using 37.1 million m3 of wood.
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          For what percentage of production units has an ESIA been carried out as part of the land use planning process?: 0 Not specified

          How does the company remedy adverse social and environmental impacts linked to their operations and/or supply chains?: 0 Not specified
          "We apply precautionary management actions to mitigate and remedy potential adverse environmental and social impacts on neighbouring communities. These include:Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) for all new projects that could negatively impact local communities.Due diligence assessments as part of Stora Enso's acquisition and investment processes, including environmental, social, and business practice issues.Environmental Management Systems, such as ISO 14001 for production units.Sustainable forest management certification of Stora Enso's own forestry operations and suppliers.Restructuring processes planned in cooperation with local authorities."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: 0 Not specified

          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: 0 Not specified

          What types of ecosystems are these?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Finland, Sweden, China, Austria, Baltic Countries, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Uruguay, USA

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 2.35 million hectares

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0 Not specified
          Stora Enso publishes the locations of its mills (addresses) online. "Globally, Stora Enso owns or manages lands covering a total area of 2.35 million hectares."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 Not specified

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified
          "We regularly audit our suppliers and work together with respected local institutions to ensure everything is done according to the standards set by certification schemes and our own policies."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Working with them

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Not specified

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "We regularly audit our suppliers and work together with respected local institutions to ensure everything is done according to the standards set by certification schemes and our own policies."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Timber *
      38/84
      • Commitment Strength
        14/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
             "We do not procure wood and fibre which has been:o illegally harvested;o logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing official processes of designation for protection, unless the loggingis clearly in line with national conservation regulations;o harvested in forests where High Conservation Values1 are threatened by logging;o sourced from areas undergoing conversion from forest or other wooded ecosystems to plantations or non-forest uses,unless such conversion is justified on grounds of net social and environmental gain" "We know the origin of all the wood we use: 100% comes from sustainable sources. We use various tools to ensure this, including forest certification and third-party traceability systems such as the Forest Stewardship Council's 1 (FSC) Chain of Custody/Controlled Wood scheme, the Chain of Custody/Due Diligence System of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and the ISO 14001 environmental management standard. We always ensure that the forests and plantations we harvest wood from are duly regenerated." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "We do not procure wood and fibre which has been:o illegally harvested;o logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing official processes of designation for protection, unless the loggingis clearly in line with national conservation regulations;o harvested in forests where High Conservation Values1 are threatened by logging;o sourced from areas undergoing conversion from forest or other wooded ecosystems to plantations or non-forest uses,unless such conversion is justified on grounds of net social and environmental gain" "We know the origin of all the wood we use: 100% comes from sustainable sources. We use various tools to ensure this, including forest certification and third-party traceability systems such as the Forest Stewardship Council's 1 (FSC) Chain of Custody/Controlled Wood scheme, the Chain of Custody/Due Diligence System of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and the ISO 14001 environmental management standard. We always ensure that the forests and plantations we harvest wood from are duly regenerated."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "We do not procure wood and fibre which has been:o illegally harvested;o logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing official processes of designation for protection, unless the loggingis clearly in line with national conservation regulations;o harvested in forests where High Conservation Values1 are threatened by logging;o sourced from areas undergoing conversion from forest or other wooded ecosystems to plantations or non-forest uses,unless such conversion is justified on grounds of net social and environmental gain" "We know the origin of all the wood we use: 100% comes from sustainable sources. We use various tools to ensure this, including forest certification and third-party traceability systems such as the Forest Stewardship Council's 1 (FSC) Chain of Custody/Controlled Wood scheme, the Chain of Custody/Due Diligence System of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and the ISO 14001 environmental management standard. We always ensure that the forests and plantations we harvest wood from are duly regenerated."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "The Supplier is required: 3.2.1 not to employ any workers below 15 years (14 years in certain developing countries) or the minimum age according to national legislation, whichever is higher (in line with the ILO Convention 138 on child labour), 3.2.2 to ensure that employing young people above minimum age but under 18 years does not jeopardise their education, health, safety or morals, 3.2.3 to fully recognise employees’ right to organise, belong to a union and bargain collectively, 3.2.4 not to use any forms of involuntary labour, 3.2.5 not to discriminate against any employee"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "Provisions for environmental remediation amounted to EUR 97 (99) million at 31 December 2019, details of which are in Note 22, Other Provisions, of the Consolidated financial statements"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Respecting human rights in land acquisition and management is one of our priority human rights. Community consultations, including Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC), continue to be a key element in our human rights due diligence and forestry operations in Brazil, Uruguay, China, and Laos, especially concerning land leasing and indigenous peoples’ rights."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        16/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "The proportion of third-party certified wood (FSC and PEFC) in the Group’s total wood supply was 75% (76%)"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC, PEFC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC
            "The proportion of third-party certified wood (FSC and PEFC) in the Group’s total wood supply was 75% (76%)"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The Supplier is required: 5.1 to fulfil all environmental requirements defined in relevant laws, regulations and environmental permits [...] The Supplier is required: [...] to allow Stora Enso, or any third party authorised by Stora Enso and reasonably acceptable to the Supplier, to conduct in the presence of the Supplier an audit of the Supplier’s operations relevant for this CoC including but not limited to the Supplier’s facilities, and relevant extracts from books and records."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Do What's Right Hotline

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          "Stora Enso uses an independent external service, the Do What’s Right Hotline, to enable all our employees and external stakeholders to anonymously report grievances, concerns, or potential non-compliance by webform or phone. This service is available 24/7. The hotline is administered by an independent external service provider."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC

          What is the certified volume?: 27.225 million m3

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 9.075 million m3
          "The proportion of third-party certified wood in our total wood supply was 75% in 2019 (76% in 2018). We know the origin of all the wood we use and 100% comes from sustainable sources. In 2019, the total amount of wood (including roundwood, wood chips, and sawdust) delivered to our mills was 36.3 million m3 (solid under bark) (38.7 million m3 in 2018)."
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          How does the company remedy adverse social and environmental impacts linked to their operations and/or supply chains?: Not specified

          For what percentage of production units has an ESIA been carried out as part of the land use planning process?: 0 Not specified
          "We apply precautionary management actions to mitigate and remedy potential adverse environmental and social impacts on neighbouring communities. These include:Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) for all new projects that could negatively impact local communities.Due diligence assessments as part of Stora Enso's acquisition and investment processes, including environmental, social, and business practice issues.Environmental Management Systems, such as ISO 14001 for production units.Sustainable forest management certification of Stora Enso's own forestry operations and suppliers.Restructuring processes planned in cooperation with local authorities."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: 0 Not specified

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: 0 Not specified

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Finland, Sweden, China, Austria, Baltic Countries, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Uruguay, USA

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 0 Not specified

          What types of ecosystems are these?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 2.35 million ha

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: 0 Not specified
          Stora Enso publishes the locations of its mills (addresses) online. "Globally, Stora Enso owns or manages lands covering a total area of 2.35 million hectares."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 Not specified
          "We regularly audit our suppliers and work together with respected local institutions to ensure everything is done according to the standards set by certification schemes and our own policies."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Working with them

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Not specified
          "We regularly audit our suppliers and work together with respected local institutions to ensure everything is done according to the standards set by certification schemes and our own policies."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    15/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    18/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Stora Enso produces packaging board, biomaterials, wood products and paper. The company is headquartered in Finland with operations in 14 counties including Brazil and China. Stora Enso is selected as a powerbroker for pulp & paper and is also assessed for its exposure to timber.

Sector
Industry sector 
Paper & packaging, Forestry
Segments
Producer, Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Finland
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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