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.
There are quite a few steps to the process of turning trees into premium office paper with extraordinary sustainability credentials. In this article we explain how our office paper is made.
This year started out on the road for the Multicopy sales and marketing team. In total we are participating in about ten European trade shows in January and February alone. And what a boost of energy it is to meet clients, suppliers, end users and industry colleagues! Thank you all for coming to our stand!
As the number of environmentally conscious businesses are growing, so is the interest for adding sustainable investments to the portfolio. Putting money in green bonds – earmarked loans to support environmentally-friendly and sustainable climate solutions – is a popular choice. And it’s the one that Stora Enso decided to go with in 2019 when a Green Bond programme was initiated.