Sustainability Report 2003

  • 2004/03/22
Time period
  • January 2003  –  December 2003
  • Actions

    Stora Enso has produced annual environmental reports since the merger of Stora and Enso in 1998, continuing the good track record of both Stora and Enso in environmental reporting. The first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report was published for the reporting year 2002. The report for the calendar year 2003 combines environmental and social issues for the first time into an integrated sustainability report. The report has been verified by an independent third party.

    For information about how Stora Enso has addressed the nine principles of the UN Global Compact in 2003, please see the UN Global Compact table (

    The report follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as far as it is appropriate and applicable to Stora Enso. The GRI content index ( contains information on how Stora Enso has reported the various information and indicators specified in the GRI guidelines, also stating where in the reports this information can be found.

    The Sustainability Report includes information on key sustainability aspects in Stora Enso''s value chain, and on Stora Enso''s sustainability governance, policies, principles as well as actions to address the key sustainability aspects of the Group''s operations. Specific areas reported relate to environmental product design, eco-efficiency, environmental management systems, environmental performance, compliance and corrective measures, environmental investments and costs, wood procurement, recovered fibre, transport, energy and climate change, water, CSR-long term targets, pilot mill experiences in CSR principles implementation, reductions in workforce, diversity, health and safety, business practice, community involvement, socio-economic impacts and Veracel plantation and mill project in Brazil.

    Stora Enso also publishes 53 production-unit-specific EMAS statements, which comply with the EU''s EMAS regulation.


    Sustainability reporting is part of Stora Enso''s commitment to transparency and stakeholder engagement. Reporting is a valuable tool in communicating Stora Enso''s actions and performance to external and internal stakeholders.

    Stora Enso''s sustainability reports are published on annual basis. The 2004 reports will be published in March 2005.

Principles covered
  • Principle 1 - Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Principle 2 - Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
  • Principle 3 - Businesses should uphold freedom of association & effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Principle 4 - The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  • Principle 5 - The effective abolition of child labour
  • Principle 6 - Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
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