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  • Overall approach
    7/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Overall commitment
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      "With strict policies and various tools in place to ensure and promote sustainable forest management and wood sourcing, Stora Enso is not engaged in deforestation or depletion of the world’s forests."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      "In 2021, Stora Enso actively collaborated with international organisations including: • 4evergreen • Climate Leadership Coalition • FIBS • Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI) • Science Based Targets initiative • The Ellen MacArthur Foundation • The Prince of Wales’ A4S Accounting for Sustainability • The Prince of Wales’ Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) • The Forest Dialogue (TFD) • Transparency International • UN Global Compact • We Mean Business Coalition • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) • World Green Building Council • WWF [...] The Group uploads its Communication on Progress to the UN Global Compact website annually as a public record of its commitment."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "As a renewable natural resource, wood represents a favourable alternative to fossil-based and other non-renewable materials. Growing trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and, together with wood-based products, act as carbon storage. [...] Stora Enso is analysing the future impacts of climate change and works to increase the resilience of forests in the face of diseases, storms and other physical risks related to the changing climate. The key role of sustainably managed forests in combatting climate change and harbouring biodiversity has been broadly recognised."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Quarterly

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Timber; Pulp & paper
      Stora Enso’s Wood and Fibre Sourcing, and Land Management Policy is signed off by the CEO "Sustainability governance Sustainability is a key element of Stora Enso’s corporate governance, promoted by the Board of Directors, the CEO, and the Group Leadership Team (GLT). The CEO carries the ultimate responsibility for the successful implementation of the sustainability strategy. Work on sustainability is led by the Executive Vice President, Sustainability, who reports directly to the CEO. The Board of Directors’ Sustainability and Ethics Committee oversees the implementation of Stora Enso’s Sustainability Strategy and Ethics and Compliance Strategy. The Committee met four times in 2021."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      1/1
      Land-use change emissions
      Yes
      1/1
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030
      "Our policy objectives [...] Key legislative proposals of relevance to Stora Enso include the revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), which aims to set a higher ETS emissions reduction target; the revision of the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) regulation, which proposes a new 2030 EU-level target of net greenhouse gas (GHG) removals in the LULUCF sector; and revision of the Renewable Energy Directive, which seeks to further increase the commitment to renewable energy by 2030"
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Reforestation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 7,500 HA
      Joint owned - "In Brazil, Stora Enso’s 50%-owned joint operation Veracel has been protecting and restoring biological diversity in areas of natural Atlantic rainforest. All Veracel’s tree plantations were established on degraded pasture lands, and no rainforest has been converted into plantations. When Veracel’s plantations were established 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. Since the plantations were established, Veracel has worked systematically to protect and restore local biodiversity. Approximately half of Veracel’s 211,000 hectares of land are dedicated to rainforest preservation and restoration. Veracel aims to restore approximately 400 hectares of rainforest habitat every year by planting native species. Between 1994 and the end of 2021, a total of 7,500 hectares of forest have been restored. Veracel’s significant contribution to the conservation of natural Atlantic rainforest and its rich biodiversity has been recognised by both the Brazilian authorities and international stakeholders."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030

      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: Yes

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      "Climate change Key policy: Energy and carbon policy Stora Enso updated its science-based targets in 2021 to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from operations by 50% by 2030 from the 2019 base year, in line with the 1.5-degree scenario. In 2021, Stora Enso also committed to a target to also reduce scope 3 GHG emissions by 50% by 2030 from the 2019 base year."
  • Commodity score
    39/90
    • Pulp & Paper
      38/90
      • Commitment Strength
        8/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: NA

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Pulp

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC

            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduce the volume of virgin wood fibre used in paper and packaging products through usage of recycled content
            "With strict policies and various tools in place to ensure and promote sustainable forest management and wood sourcing, Stora Enso is not engaged in deforestation or depletion of the world’s forests." [...] "We do not procure wood or fiber that has been: • illegally harvested, • logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation for protection, unless the logging is clearly in line with national conservation regulations, • harvested in forests where High Conservation Values as defined by the High Conservation Value Resource Network (HCVRN) and duly interpreted through balanced stakeholder processes are threatened by logging, • sourced from areas undergoing conversion from forest or other wooded ecosystems to plantations or non-forest uses, unless such conversion is justified on the grounds of net social and environmental gain, or • harvested in violation of traditional rights or civil rights. [...] We utilise traceability systems to ensure that all the wood and fiber we use originates from legal sources, and we strive to obtain third party verification of these systems through the ISO and/or the Chain of Custody and PEFC Controlled Sources/FSC12 Controlled Wood schemes [...] Paper for Recycling In 2021, Stora Enso’s paper mills used 1.7 million tonnes of recycled paper and board (1.7 million tonnes in 2020). This makes Stora Enso one of the largest Paper for Recycling (PfR) consumers in Europe."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "With strict policies and various tools in place to ensure and promote sustainable forest management and wood sourcing, Stora Enso is not engaged in deforestation or depletion of the world’s forests." [...] "We do not procure wood or fiber that has been: • illegally harvested, • logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation for protection, unless the logging is clearly in line with national conservation regulations, • harvested in forests where High Conservation Values as defined by the High Conservation Value Resource Network (HCVRN) and duly interpreted through balanced stakeholder processes are threatened by logging, • sourced from areas undergoing conversion from forest or other wooded ecosystems to plantations or non-forest uses, unless such conversion is justified on the grounds of net social and environmental gain, or • harvested in violation of traditional rights or civil rights. [...] We utilise traceability systems to ensure that all the wood and fiber we use originates from legal sources, and we strive to obtain third party verification of these systems through the ISO and/or the Chain of Custody and PEFC Controlled Sources/FSC12 Controlled Wood schemes"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "With strict policies and various tools in place to ensure and promote sustainable forest management and wood sourcing, Stora Enso is not engaged in deforestation or depletion of the world’s forests." [...] "We do not procure wood or fiber that has been: • illegally harvested, • logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation for protection, unless the logging is clearly in line with national conservation regulations, • harvested in forests where High Conservation Values as defined by the High Conservation Value Resource Network (HCVRN) and duly interpreted through balanced stakeholder processes are threatened by logging, • sourced from areas undergoing conversion from forest or other wooded ecosystems to plantations or non-forest uses, unless such conversion is justified on the grounds of net social and environmental gain, or • harvested in violation of traditional rights or civil rights. [...] We utilise traceability systems to ensure that all the wood and fiber we use originates from legal sources, and we strive to obtain third party verification of these systems through the ISO and/or the Chain of Custody and PEFC Controlled Sources/FSC12 Controlled Wood schemes"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: Current
            "With strict policies and various tools in place to ensure and promote sustainable forest management and wood sourcing, Stora Enso is not engaged in deforestation or depletion of the world’s forests." [...] "We do not procure wood or fiber that has been: • illegally harvested, • logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation for protection, unless the logging is clearly in line with national conservation regulations, • harvested in forests where High Conservation Values as defined by the High Conservation Value Resource Network (HCVRN) and duly interpreted through balanced stakeholder processes are threatened by logging, • sourced from areas undergoing conversion from forest or other wooded ecosystems to plantations or non-forest uses, unless such conversion is justified on the grounds of net social and environmental gain, or • harvested in violation of traditional rights or civil rights. [...] We utilise traceability systems to ensure that all the wood and fiber we use originates from legal sources, and we strive to obtain third party verification of these systems through the ISO and/or the Chain of Custody and PEFC Controlled Sources/FSC12 Controlled Wood schemes"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Wood and fiber suppliers
          "Human and labour rights 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. [...] Not employ any workers below 15 years or the legal national minimum age, whichever is higher (in line with the ILO Convention 138 on child labour). If child labour is found, the Supplier must take action in the best interest of the child. [...] Not use or benefit from any forms of involuntary labour or debt bondage, including withholding passports or other documents of employees. [...] Fully recognise employees’ right to organise, to form and join (or not join) a union, and bargain collectively. If (private) unions are not allowed, the Supplier must support other forms of employee representation."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "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
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "We apply precautionary management actions to mitigate and remedy potential adverse impacts on the environment and people" [...] "Environmental risks are minimised through environmental management systems and environmental due diligence for acquisitions and divestments, and indemnification agreements where effective and appropriate remediation projects are required. Special remediation projects related to discontinued activities and mill closures are executed based on risk assessments. [...] Provisions for environmental remediation amounted to EUR 75 (91) million at 31 December 2021 [...] Other Provisions, of the consolidated financial statements. There are currently no active or pending legal claims concerning environmental issues that could have a material adverse effect on Stora Enso’s financial position. Payments related to environmental remediation measures amounted to EUR 29 (18) million"
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Wood suppliers
          "While Stora Enso considers all human rights to be important, and respects them, the human rights identified as having highest priority remain the primary focus of work. Human rights are embedded in the day-today business activities. Actions and progress are reported in the relevant sections of the report: [...] Indigenous communities’ community consultations, including Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), are a key element in our human rights due diligence and forestry operations, especially concerning land leasing and indigenous peoples’ rights"
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        24/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          "Through our Wood and Fiber Sourcing, and Land Management policy, we encourage forest owners to apply sustainable forest and land management practices that help conserve water resources. We require our external pulp suppliers to follow sim"
        • 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."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          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
          "This Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC) outlines minimum standards for our suppliers in addition to applicable laws and regulations, and it forms an integral part of all contracts between the Supplier and Stora Enso. If there are differences between the requirements of laws and regulation and this SCoC, or between the Supplier’s own code of conduct and this SCoC, the Supplier must adhere to whatever is stricter [...] 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." [...] "We do not procure wood and fibre which has been: o illegally harvested;"
        • 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
          "Reporting is done via any of Stora Enso’s grievance channels, by personal contact, e-mail, letter, phone or anonymously via the Speak Up Hotline. A new EU-based service provider for the Speak Up Hotline was contracted in 2021. A total of 117 (86 in 2020) potential non-compliance cases were reported in 2021. In recent years there has been a steady increase in the number of reported cases, likely due to more focus on ethical conduct, compliance and whistleblowing, both internally and externally [...] Furthermore, 11 (11) of the proven cases were related to discrimination, harassment and/or bullying. Remediation plans have been or are being implemented together with relevant management representatives [...] The Group has also established grievance channels in five local languages for communities and other external stakeholders associated with Stora Enso’s plantations and site in Guangxi, China. Similar local grievance channels exist for the joint operations Veracel in Brazil and Montes del Plata in Uruguay"
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Reporting certified/compliant volume: NA

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: NA

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Total volume: 41.1 million tonnes

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Wood production
          Stora Enso report the percentage of wood fiber they produce in each location (Europe North America Asia and Oceania), as well as volume by type and tonnage "Estimated consumption of board, pulp, sawn softwood, and paper in 2021 Tonnes, million: Consumer board 10.9/9.5/28.4 [...] Container board 36.2/34.5/90.0 [...] Corrugated board (billion m2 ) 10.9 [...] Chemical market pulp 17.0/7.7/35.0 [...] Sawn softwood (million m3 ) 101.2/108.2/n/a [...] Newsprint 3.8/1.6/5.9 [...] Uncoated magazine paper 2.4/0.8/0.1 [...] Coated magazine paper 3.1/1.4/2.1 [...] Coated fine paper 3.2/2.4/9.0 [...] Uncoated fine paper 6.1/5.8/28.4 [...] We utilise traceability systems to ensure that all the wood and fiber we use originates from legal sources, and we strive to obtain third party verification of these systems through the ISO and/or the Chain of Custody and PEFC Controlled Sources/FSC12 Controlled Wood schemes [...] Paper for Recycling In 2021, Stora Enso’s paper mills used 1.7 million tonnes of recycled paper and board (1.7 million tonnes in 2020). This makes Stora Enso one of the largest Paper for Recycling (PfR) consumers in Europe."
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Auditing suppliers
          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."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • 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?: NA

          For what percentage of production units has an ESIA been carried out as part of the land use planning process?: NA
          "Human Rights impacts are identified and addressed through Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) requirements for our new or significant changes to facilities and plantations. Air, water, and soil emissions/effluents are governed through regulatory permitting and monitoring as well as considered in the local environmental management system related to the industrial or forestry operations. These assessments involve comprehensive stakeholder consultation and analyses to avoid negatively impacting stakeholder rights"
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of certified land holdings; Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          2/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of certified land holdings; Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          2/4
          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed: NA

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: NA

          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: NA

          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: NA

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 2.01 million hectares

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: NA

          What types of ecosystems are these?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: NA

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 2.01 million hectares

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company produced/processed/sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 99%

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: NA

          What is the area, in hectares of production units, on which non-DCF commodities are produced or processed, by country and jurisdiction: NA

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

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA
          "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." [...] Example of information provided "Key facts Stora Enso Division: Biomaterials Country: Brazil Products: short-fibre pulp Annual capacity: 575 000 tonnesNumber of employees: 700 Founded: 2005 Address Veracel Mill Caixa Postal 21 CEP: 45820-970 - Eunápolis/BA" [...] "At the end of 2021, Stora Enso owned or leased lands covering a total area of 2.01 million hectares (2.02 million hectares in 2020). The majority of Stora Enso’s owned or leased lands are located in Sweden. For more details, see the Note 12. The Group’s target is to maintain the high level of 96%. In 2021, the certification coverage amounted to 99% (99%1 in 2020).
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: Certification (FSC and PEFC)

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Quarterly at least

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: NA

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes

          For what percentage of production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages, or otherwise controls does the company use external processes or actors, such as certification, to monitor compliance?: 100%
          "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. We monitor the condition of forests and results of management activities, and use tools, such as forest certification, to promote and verify sustainable forest management. In areas managed by Stora Enso, we use sustainable forest and land management practices that conserve biodiversity, soil (including peat) and water resources, while also safeguarding the health and ecological functions of ecosystems" [...] "Stora Enso has initiated a holistic and adaptive Biodiversity Monitoring Programme, which monitors and measures the state of biodiversity and the impact of Stora Enso’s operations on biodiversity with more than 15 science-based indicators. Currently, Stora Enso follows its progress in sustainable forestry with a key performance indicator (KPI) that measures the proportion of land in wood production and harvesting owned or leased by Stora Enso that is covered by forest certification schemes [...] Compliance with legislation and environmental permit limits are monitored by the sites and reported to the environmental authorities. Non-compliance and incidents are reported by sites to Group management on a quarterly basis. Significant incidents are reported immediately"
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also assesses the severity of any non-compliance
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also assesses the severity of any non-compliance
          3/4
          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Certification; Internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Frequently at least

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 53%

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 53%
          "Stora Enso launched its updated SCoC in 2021, and held many internal training sessions in addition to numerous supplier dialogues on the updated SCoC. The new SCoC updates Stora Enso’s requirements for suppliers on topics, such as data privacy, climate change, biodiversity, ethical recruitment and reasonable remuneration for employees. Together with the SCoC, Stora Enso launched practical guidance for suppliers, which is meant to support suppliers in implementation and interpretation of the SCoC requirements.During 2021, a total of 70 Stora Enso suppliers were audited through third-party sustainability audits (22 in 2020). The third-party supplier audits were largely online audits due to the global pandemic. The audits continued to focus on suppliers with heightened sustainability risks, as identified by the company’s country and category risk assessment. By the end of 2021, 54% of identified high-risk suppliers, by spend, were covered by third-party sustainability audits (51% in 2020). One supplier contract was terminated due to occupational safety issues in 2021 (none in 2020). In addition, one supplier contract was not renewed due to misconduct related to business ethics. For more information, see our Annual Report 2021. [...] The Stora Enso Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC) is a binding legal document that imposes minimum sustainability requirements on suppliers. Other supporting policies include:Stora Enso CodeSourcing Policy, Logistics PolicySourcing Guideline, Logistics GuidelineThrough our Supplier Code of Conduct, we also implement policies and guidelines such as our Policy on Wood and Fiber Sourcing, and Land Management, Chemical Management Guideline, and Human Rights Policy"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Creating action plans through meetings

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Not willing to improve performance

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: No

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Any suspected SCoC non-conformances identified during supplier visits or audits, or brought to Stora Enso’s attention through grievance channels, are duly investigated. The findings are discussed, and a corrective action plan is devised together with the supplier in question. The supplier must commit to the plan, and Stora Enso’s purchasers follow up on its implementation. If a supplier does not take the necessary corrective actions, new discussions are held to examine the reasons, and at a higher management level if necessary. In cases where a supplier is not willing to improve their performance, the relationship is terminated. One supplier contract was terminated due to occupational safety issues in 2021 (none in 2020). In addition, one supplier contract was not renewed due to misconduct related to business ethics. "
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
          "By the end of 2021, 54% of identified high-risk suppliers, by spend, were covered by third-party sustainability audits (51% in 2020). One supplier contract was terminated due to occupational safety issues in 2021 (none in 2020). In addition, one supplier contract was not renewed due to misconduct related to business ethics."
    • Timber *
      39/90
      • Commitment Strength
        10/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC

            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "With strict policies and various tools in place to ensure and promote sustainable forest management and wood sourcing, Stora Enso is not engaged in deforestation or depletion of the world’s forests." [...] "We do not procure wood or fiber that has been: • illegally harvested, • logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation for protection, unless the logging is clearly in line with national conservation regulations, • harvested in forests where High Conservation Values as defined by the High Conservation Value Resource Network (HCVRN) and duly interpreted through balanced stakeholder processes are threatened by logging, • sourced from areas undergoing conversion from forest or other wooded ecosystems to plantations or non-forest uses, unless such conversion is justified on the grounds of net social and environmental gain, or • harvested in violation of traditional rights or civil rights. [...] We utilise traceability systems to ensure that all the wood and fiber we use originates from legal sources, and we strive to obtain third party verification of these systems through the ISO and/or the Chain of Custody and PEFC Controlled Sources/FSC12 Controlled Wood schemes"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "With strict policies and various tools in place to ensure and promote sustainable forest management and wood sourcing, Stora Enso is not engaged in deforestation or depletion of the world’s forests." [...] "We do not procure wood or fiber that has been: • illegally harvested, • logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation for protection, unless the logging is clearly in line with national conservation regulations, • harvested in forests where High Conservation Values as defined by the High Conservation Value Resource Network (HCVRN) and duly interpreted through balanced stakeholder processes are threatened by logging, • sourced from areas undergoing conversion from forest or other wooded ecosystems to plantations or non-forest uses, unless such conversion is justified on the grounds of net social and environmental gain, or • harvested in violation of traditional rights or civil rights. [...] We utilise traceability systems to ensure that all the wood and fiber we use originates from legal sources, and we strive to obtain third party verification of these systems through the ISO and/or the Chain of Custody and PEFC Controlled Sources/FSC12 Controlled Wood schemes"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Certification and sourcing policy
            "With strict policies and various tools in place to ensure and promote sustainable forest management and wood sourcing, Stora Enso is not engaged in deforestation or depletion of the world’s forests." [...] "We do not procure wood or fiber that has been: • illegally harvested, • logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation for protection, unless the logging is clearly in line with national conservation regulations, • harvested in forests where High Conservation Values as defined by the High Conservation Value Resource Network (HCVRN) and duly interpreted through balanced stakeholder processes are threatened by logging, • sourced from areas undergoing conversion from forest or other wooded ecosystems to plantations or non-forest uses, unless such conversion is justified on the grounds of net social and environmental gain, or • harvested in violation of traditional rights or civil rights. [...] We utilise traceability systems to ensure that all the wood and fiber we use originates from legal sources, and we strive to obtain third party verification of these systems through the ISO and/or the Chain of Custody and PEFC Controlled Sources/FSC12 Controlled Wood schemes"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: Current
            "With strict policies and various tools in place to ensure and promote sustainable forest management and wood sourcing, Stora Enso is not engaged in deforestation or depletion of the world’s forests." [...] "We do not procure wood or fiber that has been: • illegally harvested, • logged in protected areas or areas currently undergoing the official process of designation for protection, unless the logging is clearly in line with national conservation regulations, • harvested in forests where High Conservation Values as defined by the High Conservation Value Resource Network (HCVRN) and duly interpreted through balanced stakeholder processes are threatened by logging, • sourced from areas undergoing conversion from forest or other wooded ecosystems to plantations or non-forest uses, unless such conversion is justified on the grounds of net social and environmental gain, or • harvested in violation of traditional rights or civil rights. [...] We utilise traceability systems to ensure that all the wood and fiber we use originates from legal sources, and we strive to obtain third party verification of these systems through the ISO and/or the Chain of Custody and PEFC Controlled Sources/FSC12 Controlled Wood schemes"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          2/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Importer, checks compliance
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Importer, checks compliance
            0/4
            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "Store Enso's written purchase agreements include suppliers' commitment to legality and access to the required information about the origin of wood, such as description and quantity of the product, country of harvest and name and address of supplier and buyer. Usually a single document indicating compliance with applicable legislation does not exist. Therefore, dependent on the country and risk assessment, applicable documents are checked as part of Stora Enso's fibre traceability system. Stora Enso considers FSC and/or PEFC Chain of Custody certified timber and timber products legally placed on the market. [...] The Regulation requires risk mitigation procedures from operators in all areas where the risk for illegal harvesting cannot be regarded as negligible. The procedures may include access to additional information, on site audits and third party verification."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Store Enso's written purchase agreements include suppliers' commitment to legality and access to the required information about the origin of wood, such as description and quantity of the product, country of harvest and name and address of supplier and buyer. Usually a single document indicating compliance with applicable legislation does not exist. Therefore, dependent on the country and risk assessment, applicable documents are checked as part of Stora Enso's fibre traceability system. Stora Enso considers FSC and/or PEFC Chain of Custody certified timber and timber products legally placed on the market. [...] The Regulation requires risk mitigation procedures from operators in all areas where the risk for illegal harvesting cannot be regarded as negligible. The procedures may include access to additional information, on site audits and third party verification."
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Wood suppliers

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Human and labour rights 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. [...] Not employ any workers below 15 years or the legal national minimum age, whichever is higher (in line with the ILO Convention 138 on child labour). If child labour is found, the Supplier must take action in the best interest of the child. [...] Not use or benefit from any forms of involuntary labour or debt bondage, including withholding passports or other documents of employees. [...] Fully recognise employees’ right to organise, to form and join (or not join) a union, and bargain collectively. If (private) unions are not allowed, the Supplier must support other forms of employee representation."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "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
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "We apply precautionary management actions to mitigate and remedy potential adverse impacts on the environment and people" [...] "Environmental risks are minimised through environmental management systems and environmental due diligence for acquisitions and divestments, and indemnification agreements where effective and appropriate remediation projects are required. Special remediation projects related to discontinued activities and mill closures are executed based on risk assessments. [...] Provisions for environmental remediation amounted to EUR 75 (91) million at 31 December 2021 [...] Other Provisions, of the consolidated financial statements. There are currently no active or pending legal claims concerning environmental issues that could have a material adverse effect on Stora Enso’s financial position. Payments related to environmental remediation measures amounted to EUR 29 (18) million"
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Own forestry operations
          "While Stora Enso considers all human rights to be important, and respects them, the human rights identified as having highest priority remain the primary focus of work. Human rights are embedded in the day-today business activities. Actions and progress are reported in the relevant sections of the report: [...] Indigenous communities’ community consultations, including Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), are a key element in our human rights due diligence and forestry operations, especially concerning land leasing and indigenous peoples’ rights"
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        24/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          "Through our Wood and Fiber Sourcing, and Land Management policy, we encourage forest owners to apply sustainable forest and land management practices that help conserve water resources. We require our external pulp suppliers to follow sim"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          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
          "This Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC) outlines minimum standards for our suppliers in addition to applicable laws and regulations, and it forms an integral part of all contracts between the Supplier and Stora Enso. If there are differences between the requirements of laws and regulation and this SCoC, or between the Supplier’s own code of conduct and this SCoC, the Supplier must adhere to whatever is stricter [...] 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." [...] "We do not procure wood and fibre which has been: o illegally harvested;"
        • 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

          If other type of mechanism, specify: Phone, email, webform, speak up service

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "Reporting is done via any of Stora Enso’s grievance channels, by personal contact, e-mail, letter, phone or anonymously via the Speak Up Hotline. A new EU-based service provider for the Speak Up Hotline was contracted in 2021. A total of 117 (86 in 2020) potential non-compliance cases were reported in 2021. In recent years there has been a steady increase in the number of reported cases, likely due to more focus on ethical conduct, compliance and whistleblowing, both internally and externally [...] Furthermore, 11 (11) of the proven cases were related to discrimination, harassment and/or bullying. Remediation plans have been or are being implemented together with relevant management representatives [...] The Group has also established grievance channels in five local languages for communities and other external stakeholders associated with Stora Enso’s plantations and site in Guangxi, China. Similar local grievance channels exist for the joint operations Veracel in Brazil and Montes del Plata in Uruguay"
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 77%

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: NA

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Wood production

          Total volume: 37.6 million m3

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA
          "Digitalisation also enables certified traceability systems which trace the origin of our raw materials [...] In 2021, the total amount of wood (including roundwood, wood chips and sawdust) delivered to Stora Enso’s sites was 37.6 million m3 (solid under bark) (35.0 million m3 in 2020). 28% of the Group’s wood raw material needs were covered from own sources or long-term supply agreements. The proportion of third-party certified wood in Stora Enso’s total wood supply was 77% in 2021 (78% in 2020). The Group knows the origin of all the wood it uses and 100% comes from sustainable sources. Wood procurement by region: 37.6 million m3 total, Finland 12.1m3 (32%) Sweden and Norway 9.3m3 (25%) Central Europe 5.9m3 (16%) Russia 3.3m3 (9%) Uruguay 2.4m3 (6%) Baltic countries 2.3m3 (6%) Brazil 1.9m3 (5%) China 0.4m3 (1%) [...] Figures for Brazil and Uruguay include 50% of the wood procurement of our joint operations Veracel and Montes del Plata."
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Auditing suppliers
          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."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • 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?: NA

          For what percentage of production units has an ESIA been carried out as part of the land use planning process?: NA
          "Human Rights impacts are identified and addressed through Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) requirements for our new or significant changes to facilities and plantations. Air, water, and soil emissions/effluents are governed through regulatory permitting and monitoring as well as considered in the local environmental management system related to the industrial or forestry operations. These assessments involve comprehensive stakeholder consultation and analyses to avoid negatively impacting stakeholder rights"
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of certified land holdings; Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          2/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of certified land holdings; Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          2/4
          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: NA

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

          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: NA

          What is the area, in hectares of production units, on which non-DCF commodities are produced or processed, by country and jurisdiction: NA

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed: 100%

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 99%

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 100%

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 100%

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: NA

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 2.01 million hectares

          What types of ecosystems are these?: NA

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company produced/processed/sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: NA

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 2.01 million hectares

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: NA
          "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." [...] Example of information provided "Key facts Stora Enso Division: Biomaterials Country: Brazil Products: short-fibre pulp Annual capacity: 575 000 tonnesNumber of employees: 700 Founded: 2005 Address Veracel Mill Caixa Postal 21 CEP: 45820-970 - Eunápolis/BA" [...] "At the end of 2021, Stora Enso owned or leased lands covering a total area of 2.01 million hectares (2.02 million hectares in 2020). The majority of Stora Enso’s owned or leased lands are located in Sweden. For more details, see the Note 12. The Group’s target is to maintain the high level of 96%. In 2021, the certification coverage amounted to 99% (99%1 in 2020).
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: Certification (FSC and PEFC)

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes

          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: NA

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Quarterly at least

          For what percentage of production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages, or otherwise controls does the company use external processes or actors, such as certification, to monitor compliance?: 100%

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA
          "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. We monitor the condition of forests and results of management activities, and use tools, such as forest certification, to promote and verify sustainable forest management. In areas managed by Stora Enso, we use sustainable forest and land management practices that conserve biodiversity, soil (including peat) and water resources, while also safeguarding the health and ecological functions of ecosystems" [...] "Stora Enso has initiated a holistic and adaptive Biodiversity Monitoring Programme, which monitors and measures the state of biodiversity and the impact of Stora Enso’s operations on biodiversity with more than 15 science-based indicators. Currently, Stora Enso follows its progress in sustainable forestry with a key performance indicator (KPI) that measures the proportion of land in wood production and harvesting owned or leased by Stora Enso that is covered by forest certification schemes [...] Compliance with legislation and environmental permit limits are monitored by the sites and reported to the environmental authorities. Non-compliance and incidents are reported by sites to Group management on a quarterly basis. Significant incidents are reported immediately"
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also assesses the severity of any non-compliance
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also assesses the severity of any non-compliance
          3/4
          How is compliance monitored?: Certification; Internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 53%

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Frequently

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 53%

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA
          "Stora Enso launched its updated SCoC in 2021, and held many internal training sessions in addition to numerous supplier dialogues on the updated SCoC. The new SCoC updates Stora Enso’s requirements for suppliers on topics, such as data privacy, climate change, biodiversity, ethical recruitment and reasonable remuneration for employees. Together with the SCoC, Stora Enso launched practical guidance for suppliers, which is meant to support suppliers in implementation and interpretation of the SCoC requirements.During 2021, a total of 70 Stora Enso suppliers were audited through third-party sustainability audits (22 in 2020). The third-party supplier audits were largely online audits due to the global pandemic. The audits continued to focus on suppliers with heightened sustainability risks, as identified by the company’s country and category risk assessment. By the end of 2021, 54% of identified high-risk suppliers, by spend, were covered by third-party sustainability audits (51% in 2020). One supplier contract was terminated due to occupational safety issues in 2021 (none in 2020). In addition, one supplier contract was not renewed due to misconduct related to business ethics. For more information, see our Annual Report 2021. [...] The Stora Enso Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC) is a binding legal document that imposes minimum sustainability requirements on suppliers. Other supporting policies include:Stora Enso CodeSourcing Policy, Logistics PolicySourcing Guideline, Logistics GuidelineThrough our Supplier Code of Conduct, we also implement policies and guidelines such as our Policy on Wood and Fiber Sourcing, and Land Management, Chemical Management Guideline, and Human Rights Policy"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Not willing to improve performance

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: No

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Creating action plans through meetings
          "Any suspected SCoC non-conformances identified during supplier visits or audits, or brought to Stora Enso’s attention through grievance channels, are duly investigated. The findings are discussed, and a corrective action plan is devised together with the supplier in question. The supplier must commit to the plan, and Stora Enso’s purchasers follow up on its implementation. If a supplier does not take the necessary corrective actions, new discussions are held to examine the reasons, and at a higher management level if necessary. In cases where a supplier is not willing to improve their performance, the relationship is terminated. One supplier contract was terminated due to occupational safety issues in 2021 (none in 2020). In addition, one supplier contract was not renewed due to misconduct related to business ethics. "
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No

          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA
          "By the end of 2021, 54% of identified high-risk suppliers, by spend, were covered by third-party sustainability audits (51% in 2020). One supplier contract was terminated due to occupational safety issues in 2021 (none in 2020). In addition, one supplier contract was not renewed due to misconduct related to business ethics."
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    8/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    24/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    6/17
    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 
Forest Products
Segments
Producer, Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Finland
Company Type
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Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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