Sweden is one of the world's most densely wooded countries – made up by about 70 percent forest. Half of it is privately owned by more than 330 000 people and about 38 percent of them are women. That makes forestry one of the most common business sectors for female entrepreneurs in Sweden. Today, more than one third of forest owners live in a municipality other than the one where their woodland is situated, many having another job as their main occupation.
Even though women own a significant proportion of Swedish forest properties, their representation in decision making boards is still low. Gender balance is one of the top priorities for Spillkråkan – an organisation assembling women that are forest owners. Spillkråkan is also the Swedish name for the black woodpecker that is a symbol of environmental focus in the forest sector. The organisation was founded in 1998 and has about 400 members – women of all ages and from all over the country. Spillkråkan is working to empower women in the sector, to increase knowledge on sustainable forestry and to create networking opportunities.
Since the launch of Multicopy Zero in 2016 Stora Enso has been supporting three global emission reduction projects. In order to achieve CarbonNeutral® paper certification, we offset an emission volume equal to the emissions produced during the manufacture and distribution of Multicopy Zero. And we are thrilled that our actions are not only helping to tackle climate change, but are also increasing quality of life for the people in these areas, in line with several of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Here’s a follow-up on the offset projects supported by Stora Enso and a deeper look at one of them.
Stora Enso is the presenting sponsor of Nordic World Ski Championships 2021 in Oberstdorf, Germany, 23 February–7 March. The athletes are all set – prepared to wax on and off to optimise their grip and gliss. Are you properly prepared to enjoy the world-class entertainment from your living room sofa?
The construction at the Gasum biogas plant at Nymölla Mill in Sweden continues with the highest safety standards. Small delays have taken place due to measures taken to manage the construction process during the pandemichas. However, the biogas plant will be up and running during spring 2021, transforming residue water into renewable energy (Liquefied Biogas – LBG). Gasum’s Christian Strandberg and Stora Enso’s Henric Höglind are kind enough to give us a status update.