For Stora Enso responsible sourcing means showing our commitment to global responsibility, addressing the concerns of key stakeholders, complying with emerging stricter regulatory frameworks, adhering to best practices suggested by international organisations, and managing supply risks and our reputation.
Stora Enso procures a wide range of products, materials and services. These include our principal fibre sources – wood, pulp and paper for recycling – as well as other direct and indirect inputs such as chemicals, fuels, spare parts, and services from IT and logistics to energy and maintenance services.
Our supply network includes suppliers ranging from small-scale forest owners and local companies to large multinationals. We aim to build long-term relationships with our suppliers in order to develop our work together.
During 2013 we initiated a Group-wide project designed to create a more coherent and consistent approach to responsible sourcing, in order to further improve our supply chain management on traceability, risk assessment and contract support related issues. This also means aligning our sourcing function with our Purpose and Values, further integrating sustainability and compliance into our global purchasing processes via training and support, and continuing to foster our suppliers’ performance through training, assessments, audits and follow-ups.
Responsibility criteria for suppliers
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