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.
A few years back, we created a trade show concept called “Make a green statement”, encouraging people to choose Multicopy. Well, when it goes for Nymölla Mill, Sweden where Multicopy is produced, you can without hesitation call the whole site a sustainable statement. This mill showcases the Stora Enso ambition to lead the industry into a fossil free future – through certifications, constant improvement and groundbreaking inventions and projects.
The sustainable, high quality papers in the Multicopy range all help you do and look good. Especially this carbon neutral® office paper that will take you closer to your green targets by saving the planet sheet by sheet. Today we point the spotlight at Multicopy Zero.
Planting season is a busy time of year in Stora Enso’s forests. More than 48 million seedlings will be planted in Sweden, Finland, Russia and Estonia during 2021. Planting season is about 150 days and about 320 000 new trees are planted each day, hence the total of 48 million.