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  • Overall approach
    3/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      Stora Enso is a signatory of the UN Global Compact
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      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
      Yes
      1/1
      "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
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      "Veracel, Stora Enso’s 50/50 joint operation in the Bahía state of Eastern Brazil, consisting of a pulp mill and eucalyptus tree plantations, has been restoring rainforest since 1994. When Veracel started operations in 1991, less than 7% of the original Atlantic rainforest was left in the region following extensive logging and clearing for cattle ranching between the 1950s and 1980s. Veracel’s eucalypts plantations have been established on degraded pasture lands in the Atlantic rainforest biome. Approximately half of Veracel’s 213 000 hectares of land are dedicated to rainforest conservation and restoration. Veracel has restored in total, 7 200 hectares of the Atlantic rainforest - between 1994 and the end of 2020."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      "With its science-based targets, Stora Enso commits to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from operations by 31% per tonne of pulp, paper, and board produced by 2030, compared to a 2010 baseline. At the end of Q2/2021, our performance was -30%. To reduce emissions in our value chain, we also commit to ensuring 70% of our non-fibre suppliers and downstream transportation suppliers in terms of spend set their own GHG reduction targets by 2025, and adopt science-based GHG reduction targets by 2030"
  • Commodity score
    43/88
    • Pulp & Paper
      44/88
      • Commitment Strength
        10/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "Stora Enso’s Wood and Fibre Sourcing, and Land Management Policy [...] 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 [...] "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."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Stora Enso’s Wood and Fibre Sourcing, and Land Management Policy [...] 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 [...] "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."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Stora Enso’s Wood and Fibre Sourcing, and Land Management Policy [...] 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 [...] "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."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Stora Enso’s Wood and Fibre Sourcing, and Land Management Policy [...] 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 [...] "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."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            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 (75%) in Germany, and Hylte Mill in Sweden (25%). Recovered board is used to make specific containerboard grades at Ostrołeka Mill in Poland (85% of fiber sourced for containerboard production) and at Varkaus Mill in Finland."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line; Location

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Recycled content only used for certain paper grades and only in certain mills
            "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 (75%) in Germany, and Hylte Mill in Sweden (25%). Recovered board is used to make specific containerboard grades at Ostrołeka Mill in Poland (85% of fiber sourced for containerboard production) and at Varkaus Mill in Finland."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "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 (75%) in Germany, and Hylte Mill in Sweden (25%). Recovered board is used to make specific containerboard grades at Ostrołeka Mill in Poland (85% of fiber sourced for containerboard production) and at Varkaus Mill in Finland."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Stora Enso commits to the following in their supplier code of conduct - [Translation] "Discrimination [...] Forced labour [...] Child labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "The Supplier must: [...] Provide equal opportunities to all its employees and not discriminate against anyone based on ethnicity, gender, disabilities, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, or other such characteristics. " 
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "Access to remedy and grievance channels - In accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and our own Human Rights Policy, Stora Enso is committed to remedy situations where our activities have caused or contributed to adverse human rights impacts. Where violations are committed by third parties with links to Stora Enso through our operations, products, or services, we strive to use our influence together with the relevant stakeholders to ensure that those impacts are remedied"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Stora Enso commits to - "Respecting human rights, including Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC), in land identification, acquisition, and management is one of our highest priorities"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        23/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "The proportion of third-party certified wood in our total wood supply was 78% in 2020 (75% in 2019). We know the origin of all the wood we use and 100% comes from sustainable sources."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "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 (75%) in Germany, and Hylte Mill in Sweden (25%). Recovered board is used to make specific containerboard grades at Ostrołeka Mill in Poland (85% of fiber sourced for containerboard production) and at Varkaus Mill in Finland."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            "The proportion of third-party certified wood in our total wood supply was 78% in 2020 (75% in 2019). We know the origin of all the wood we use and 100% comes from sustainable sources."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: 4evergreen
          "Stora Enso, along with other members of CEPI, the European association representing the forest fiber and paper industry, have joined forces with companies across the value chain to enable positive change in circular economy through 4evergreen industry initiative. 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 must: • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations. • Demonstrate its commitment to and compliance with the requirements of this SCoC or its own equivalent code of conduct, as well as all other relevant and applicable laws and regulations, through adequate management systems, policies and guidelines, effective risk management, trainings, and the allocation of sufficient resources.  [...] The Supplier must allow Stora Enso, or a third party authorised by Stora Enso, to verify compliance with the requirements of this SCoC through dialogue, disclosure of information or, if considered necessary by Stora Enso, an audit of the Supplier’s operations. Any such audit shall take into consideration the Supplier’s interest in undisturbed operations and not be in conflict with the Supplier’s statutory and contractual obligations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Phone, email, webform, speak up service

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Stora Enso uses an independent external service to enable all our employees and external stakeholders to anonymously report grievances, concerns, or potential non-compliance by webform or phone. The Speak Up Hotline is available in 25 languages 24/7. To help investigate a concern, remember to include information about where and to whom the reported incident occurred." [...] "In 2020, a total of 86 reports received through Stora Enso’s various grievance channels were identified as potential non-compliance cases (57 in 2019). A total of 76 investigations of potential noncompliance cases were completed in 2020 (40 in 2019), also including open cases from previous years. Proven cases leading to disciplinary action, legal action and/or process improvements were identified in 28 (26) of the investigations"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 7.1 million tonnes
          Stora Enso listed it's production in 2020 as - "Consumer board 2.7 million tonnes, Containerboard 1.3 million tonnes, Corrugated and other packaging solutions3 0.5 million tonnes, Market pulp1 2.6 million tonnes, Paper 3.1 million tonnes"
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 1,562,000 tonnes

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 78%

          What is the certified volume?: 5,538,000 tonnes

          What third-party verification is used?: FSC and PEFC
          Stora Enso listed it's production in 2020 as - "Consumer board 2.7 million tonnes, Containerboard 1.3 million tonnes, Corrugated and other packaging solutions3 0.5 million tonnes, Market pulp1 2.6 million tonnes, Paper 3.1 million tonnes" [...] "The proportion of third-party certified wood in our total wood supply was 78% in 2020 (75% in 2019)"
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Monitoring The Supplier must allow Stora Enso, or a third party authorised by Stora Enso, to verify compliance with the requirements of this SCoC through dialogue, disclosure of information or, if considered necessary by Stora Enso, an audit of the Supplier’s operations. Any such audit shall take into consideration the Supplier’s interest in undisturbed operations and not be in conflict with the Supplier’s statutory and contractual obligations."
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          "We conduct ESIAs for new projects that could directly or indirectly cause significant adverse Stora Enso’s key tools for human rights due diligence Continuous or periodic monitoring with: • Stora Enso Code • Business Practice Policy • Minimum Human Resources Requirements for labour conditions • Supplier Code of Conduct • Safety standards and tools for all units • Grievance mechanisms Project-specific human rights due diligence with: • Investment guidelines • Environmental and social due diligence for mergers and acquisitions • Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) • Community consultations, including Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) • Sustainability Assessment checklist for innovation projects effects in local communities. Such projects include board, pulp, paper, or sawmills built on greenfield sites, industrial scale plantation projects, and any large-scale investments in or expansions of existing facilities."
        • 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 production (in ha)?: 213,000 hectares

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 2.341 million hectares

          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
          "Stora Enso has operations on all continents and our focus is on utilizing expertise in renewable materials and creating value in pulp, paper, packaging and wood. The maps below show you where our different units are located in the world. You can also access more detailed information about each unit through the links in the section further below where the units are listed by country" Stora Enso also report on the number of hectares which are conservation areas (in a more general term) in their 2020 annual report
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified but regularly 

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

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 not specified
          "Supporting and monitoring our suppliers In addition to enforcing our SCoC, we help our suppliers improve their sustainability performance. Our deep dives combine desktop reviews and on-site visits to help us better understand specific supply chains and support suppliers in improving their operations. In addition, when not restricted by external factors such as the Covid-19 pandemic, we conduct on-site visits and commission audits by third-party auditors to monitor and improve supplier performance. Focused audits are done based on risk assessments or concerns raised by internal or external stakeholders." [...]  As certification programmes cover all three aspects of sustainability (environmental, social, and economic), they are an important indicator of responsible forestry. [...]  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: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: adherence to certification schemes
          "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 *
      41/88
      • Commitment Strength
        8/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "Stora Enso’s Wood and Fibre Sourcing, and Land Management Policy [...] 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 [...] "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."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Stora Enso’s Wood and Fibre Sourcing, and Land Management Policy [...] 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 [...] "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."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "Stora Enso’s Wood and Fibre Sourcing, and Land Management Policy [...] 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 [...] "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."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "Stora Enso’s Wood and Fibre Sourcing, and Land Management Policy [...] 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 [...] "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."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Stora Enso commits to the following in their supplier code of conduct - [Translation] "Discrimination [...] Forced labour [...] Child labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "The Supplier must: [...] Provide equal opportunities to all its employees and not discriminate against anyone based on ethnicity, gender, disabilities, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, or other such characteristics. " 
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "Access to remedy and grievance channels - In accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and our own Human Rights Policy, Stora Enso is committed to remedy situations where our activities have caused or contributed to adverse human rights impacts. Where violations are committed by third parties with links to Stora Enso through our operations, products, or services, we strive to use our influence together with the relevant stakeholders to ensure that those impacts are remedied"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Stora Enso commits to - "Respecting human rights, including Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC), in land identification, acquisition, and management is one of our highest priorities"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        22/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            "The proportion of third-party certified wood in our total wood supply was 78% in 2020 (75% in 2019). We know the origin of all the wood we use and 100% comes from sustainable sources."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC and PEFC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC and PEFC
            "Stora Enso’s Wood and Fibre Sourcing, and Land Management Policy [...] 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 [...] "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."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across 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 must: • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations. • Demonstrate its commitment to and compliance with the requirements of this SCoC or its own equivalent code of conduct, as well as all other relevant and applicable laws and regulations, through adequate management systems, policies and guidelines, effective risk management, trainings, and the allocation of sufficient resources.  [...] The Supplier must allow Stora Enso, or a third party authorised by Stora Enso, to verify compliance with the requirements of this SCoC through dialogue, disclosure of information or, if considered necessary by Stora Enso, an audit of the Supplier’s operations. Any such audit shall take into consideration the Supplier’s interest in undisturbed operations and not be in conflict with the Supplier’s statutory and contractual obligations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Phone, email, webform, speak up service

          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 to enable all our employees and external stakeholders to anonymously report grievances, concerns, or potential non-compliance by webform or phone. The Speak Up Hotline is available in 25 languages 24/7. To help investigate a concern, remember to include information about where and to whom the reported incident occurred." [...] "In 2020, a total of 86 reports received through Stora Enso’s various grievance channels were identified as potential non-compliance cases (57 in 2019). A total of 76 investigations of potential noncompliance cases were completed in 2020 (40 in 2019), also including open cases from previous years. Proven cases leading to disciplinary action, legal action and/or process improvements were identified in 28 (26) of the investigations"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 35.0 million m3
          In 2020, the total amount of wood (including roundwood, wood chips, and sawdust) delivered to our mills was 35.0 million m3 (solid under bark) (36.3 million m3 in 2019) [...] Wood procurement by region1 35.0 million m³ - Finland 10.4 (30%) Sweden² 9.1 (26%) Central Europe 5.3 (15%) Russia 3.4 (10%) Uruguay³ 2.3 (7%) Baltic countries 2.2 (6%) Brazil³ 1.9 (5%) China 0.4 (1%) [...] 1 Total amounts of wood (roundwood and chips) procured within these regions for delivery to our mills (million m³, solid under bark). Excluding internal wood chip deliveries. 2 Including wood procured from Norway. 3 Figures for Brazil and Uruguay include 50% of the wood procurement of our joint operations Veracel and Montes del Plata."
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          What is the certified volume?: 27.3 million m3

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 7.7 million m3

          What third-party verification is used?: FSC and PEFC certification

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 78%
          "The proportion of third-party certified wood in our total wood supply was 78% in 2020 [...] In 2020, the total amount of wood (including roundwood, wood chips, and sawdust) delivered to our mills was 35.0 million m3 (solid under bark) (36.3 million m3 in 2019)"
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Monitoring The Supplier must allow Stora Enso, or a third party authorised by Stora Enso, to verify compliance with the requirements of this SCoC through dialogue, disclosure of information or, if considered necessary by Stora Enso, an audit of the Supplier’s operations. Any such audit shall take into consideration the Supplier’s interest in undisturbed operations and not be in conflict with the Supplier’s statutory and contractual obligations."
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          "We conduct ESIAs for new projects that could directly or indirectly cause significant adverse Stora Enso’s key tools for human rights due diligence Continuous or periodic monitoring with: • Stora Enso Code • Business Practice Policy • Minimum Human Resources Requirements for labour conditions • Supplier Code of Conduct • Safety standards and tools for all units • Grievance mechanisms Project-specific human rights due diligence with: • Investment guidelines • Environmental and social due diligence for mergers and acquisitions • Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) • Community consultations, including Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) • Sustainability Assessment checklist for innovation projects effects in local communities. Such projects include board, pulp, paper, or sawmills built on greenfield sites, industrial scale plantation projects, and any large-scale investments in or expansions of existing facilities."
        • 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 holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0 not specified

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

          For what percent are boundaries (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)?: 213,000 hectares

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

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 2.341 million hectares

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0 not specified
          "Stora Enso has operations on all continents and our focus is on utilizing expertise in renewable materials and creating value in pulp, paper, packaging and wood. The maps below show you where our different units are located in the world. You can also access more detailed information about each unit through the links in the section further below where the units are listed by country" Stora Enso also report on the number of hectares which are conservation areas (in a more general term) in their 2020 annual report
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified but regularly 

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

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification
          "Supporting and monitoring our suppliers In addition to enforcing our SCoC, we help our suppliers improve their sustainability performance. Our deep dives combine desktop reviews and on-site visits to help us better understand specific supply chains and support suppliers in improving their operations. In addition, when not restricted by external factors such as the Covid-19 pandemic, we conduct on-site visits and commission audits by third-party auditors to monitor and improve supplier performance. Focused audits are done based on risk assessments or concerns raised by internal or external stakeholders." [...]  As certification programmes cover all three aspects of sustainability (environmental, social, and economic), they are an important indicator of responsible forestry. [...]  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: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: adherence to certification schemes

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: 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
    9/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    23/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    11/18
    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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