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.
As the renewable materials company, Stora Enso is constantly aiming to push the boundaries of sustainability. Sometimes, finding the most innovative sustainable solutions calls for partnering with like-minded experts.
To offer efficient support to customers in different time zones, all around the globe, Stora Enso has launched a new digital solution for remote technical customer services. Snap Support by Stora Enso is a mobile application that help connect the customer with experts in our technical support team.
Sculptures, haute couture, furniture, progressive art … you can do amazing things out of paper. Stora Enso however, is a major player in renewable materials deriving from the forest/pulp and paper. A collaboration with Swedish kick-ass designer Bea Szenfeld some years back, where she designed haute couture creations (haute papier) from Stora Enso paper, is one amazing example of the ”paper wow” that we would like to share with you here.