Stora Enso has a new forest sustainability strategy
Sustainability is in everything we do at Stora Enso. A healthy forest is crucial in leading the way towards a more sustainable future where materials are renewable by default. Recently, Stora Enso presented a new forest sustainability strategy and Johan Lindman, Senior VP, Global Forestry and Sustainability shares his thoughts and reflections in an interview.
Since sustainability has always been on the agenda, the new strategy is a logical next step, says Lindman. Four main areas were chosen, based on Stora Enso’s goals and vision. The possibilities to make the largest impact in forests and develop the best competitive advantages for both the company and the environment as the main criteria.
The focus areas help Stora Enso pool resources and make work more efficient. The aim is increasing both forest growth and biodiversity at the same time and not seeing those two aspects as a trade-off. Read the full article New standards for forest biodiversity – striking for a good balance
“The forest is a fantastic production system – a natural, solar-powered production unit that creates raw materials that can replace fossil products, and lead to a sustainable world – now that’s impressive and inspiring!” Johan Lindman
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