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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Forest Solutions Group - WBCSD; UN Global Compact
      Stora Enso are signatory to the UN Global Compact and an active member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "We utilise and promote with forest owners sustainable forest and land management practices which safeguard the health and ecological functions of ecosystems and help conserve biodiversity, soil and water resources."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    33/86
    • Pulp & Paper
      28/86
      • Commitment Strength
        13/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification
            "All [...] externally purchased pulp supplied to our mills come from sustainable sources. We use a range of tools to ensure this [...]. These tools include forest certification and third-party traceability systems such as the Forest Stewardship Council’s (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 have "Third-party forest management certification for our own forestry operations and suppliers, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "All [...] externally purchased pulp supplied to our mills come from sustainable sources. We use a range of tools to ensure this [...]. These tools include forest certification and third-party traceability systems such as the Forest Stewardship Council’s (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 have "Third-party forest management certification for our own forestry operations and suppliers, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "All [...] externally purchased pulp supplied to our mills come from sustainable sources. We use a range of tools to ensure this [...]. These tools include forest certification and third-party traceability systems such as the Forest Stewardship Council’s (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 have "Third-party forest management certification for our own forestry operations and suppliers, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "All [...] externally purchased pulp supplied to our mills come from sustainable sources. We use a range of tools to ensure this [...]. These tools include forest certification and third-party traceability systems such as the Forest Stewardship Council’s (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 have "Third-party forest management certification for our own forestry operations and suppliers, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "All [...] externally purchased pulp supplied to our mills come from sustainable sources. We use a range of tools to ensure this [...]. These tools include forest certification and third-party traceability systems such as the Forest Stewardship Council’s (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 have "Third-party forest management certification for our own forestry operations and suppliers, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "All [...] externally purchased pulp supplied to our mills come from sustainable sources. We use a range of tools to ensure this [...]. These tools include forest certification and third-party traceability systems such as the Forest Stewardship Council’s (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 have "Third-party forest management certification for our own forestry operations and suppliers, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Our target is to maintain the high level of 96%. In 2018, coverage amounted to 96%."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "Our target is to maintain the high level of 96%. In 2018, coverage amounted to 96%."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "Our target is to maintain the high level of 96%. In 2018, coverage amounted to 96%."
          • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Our wood procurement process covers the entire management cycle in forests and plantations, including...monitoring of each part of the process, for example through audits and self-assessments…we regularly audit our suppliers."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "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."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "In 2018, Stora Enso and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) signed an international partnership agreement establishing a long-term strategic collaboration to develop and promote sustainable forestry. Stora Enso promotes all main forest certification systems and is committed to the responsible sourcing of wood and fibre from only sustainably managed forests and tree plantations." 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          4,670,000 tonnes
          Total volumes for Stora Enso were reported as 4.67 million tonnes in their 2017 Financial report.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Stora Enso require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      37/86
      • Commitment Strength
        18/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          18/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "We do not procure wood or fibre that has been: illegally harvested; logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation forprotection [...]; harvested in forests where High Conservation Values [...] are threatened by logging; sourced from areas undergoing conversion..." "100% [of our wood] 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 [and] the Chain of Custody/Due Diligence System of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We do not procure wood or fibre that has been: illegally harvested; logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation forprotection [...]; harvested in forests where High Conservation Values [...] are threatened by logging; sourced from areas undergoing conversion..." "100% [of our wood] 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 [and] the Chain of Custody/Due Diligence System of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We do not procure wood or fibre that has been: illegally harvested; logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation forprotection [...]; harvested in forests where High Conservation Values [...] are threatened by logging; sourced from areas undergoing conversion..." "100% [of our wood] 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 [and] the Chain of Custody/Due Diligence System of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We do not procure wood or fibre that has been: illegally harvested; logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation forprotection [...]; harvested in forests where High Conservation Values [...] are threatened by logging; sourced from areas undergoing conversion..." "100% [of our wood] 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 [and] the Chain of Custody/Due Diligence System of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "We do not procure wood or fibre that has been: illegally harvested; logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation forprotection [...]; harvested in forests where High Conservation Values [...] are threatened by logging; sourced from areas undergoing conversion..." "100% [of our wood] 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 [and] the Chain of Custody/Due Diligence System of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "We do not procure wood or fibre that has been: illegally harvested; logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation forprotection [...]; harvested in forests where High Conservation Values [...] are threatened by logging; sourced from areas undergoing conversion..." "100% [of our wood] 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 [and] the Chain of Custody/Due Diligence System of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "We do not procure wood or fibre that has been: illegally harvested; logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation forprotection [...]; harvested in forests where High Conservation Values [...] are threatened by logging; sourced from areas undergoing conversion..." "100% [of our wood] 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 [and] the Chain of Custody/Due Diligence System of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "We do not procure wood or fibre that has been: illegally harvested; logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation forprotection [...]; harvested in forests where High Conservation Values [...] are threatened by logging; sourced from areas undergoing conversion..." "100% [of our wood] 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 [and] the Chain of Custody/Due Diligence System of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            "We do not procure wood or fibre that has been: illegally harvested; logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation forprotection [...]; harvested in forests where High Conservation Values [...] are threatened by logging; sourced from areas undergoing conversion..." "100% [of our wood] 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 [and] the Chain of Custody/Due Diligence System of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Our wood procurement process covers the entire management cycle in forests and plantations, including...monitoring of each part of the process, for example through audits and self-assessments…we regularly audit our suppliers.
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "If Stora Enso finds that the Supplier is not meeting the requirements and expectations set out in this CoC, Stora Enso will offer guidance specifying which issues need to be corrected or improved. The Supplier must then take corrective actions promptly as advised by Stora Enso. Stora Enso nevertheless reserves the right to cancel outstanding orders, suspend future orders or terminate the contract with the Suppliers in case of a material breach of this CoC"
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "In 2018, Stora Enso and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) signed an international partnership agreement establishing a long-term strategic collaboration to develop and promote sustainable forestry. Stora Enso promotes all main forest certification systems and is committed to the responsible sourcing of wood and fibre from only sustainably managed forests and tree plantations."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Stora Enso report their total annual wood consumption in their 2018 Sustainability Report.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Stora Enso require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    15/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    13/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Stora Enso, headquartered in Finland, produces packaging board, biomaterials, wood products and paper. In 2018, the company was ranked in the top 10 by net earnings in the European forest and paper industry companies.

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

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