Sales totalled EUR 9.8 billion in 2016.
Our annual production capacity is 5.8 million tonnes of chemical pulp, 10.1 million tonnes of paper and board, 1.3 billion square metres of corrugated packaging and 5.4 million cubic metres of sawn wood products, including 2.4 million cubic metres of value-added products.
Some 25 000 employees, in more than 35 countries.
Listed on Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm.
Around the world
Stora Enso’s head office is in Helsinki, Finland. It also has head office functions in Stockholm, Sweden. Most of the group’s sales and operations take place in Europe, where we are a leading producer of board, pulp, paper and wood products. Germany and Sweden are the biggest markets for the group’s products in Europe. Stora Enso operates an Innovation Centre for packaging in Finland and for biomaterials in Sweden.In Northern Europe we source most of our main raw material – wood – from private forest owners and our forest associates Bergvik Skog and Tornator. We promote forest certification and sustainable forestry. We also actively promote and participate in recycling schemes, especially in densely populated parts of Europe. Consumer Board, Packaging Solutions, Biomaterials, Wood Products and Paper divisions.Number of employees: Finland 6 700; Sweden 5 100; Poland 1 900; Germany 1 500; Russia 1 100; Other European countries 3 700.
Latin America is important for Stora Enso to obtain low-cost pulp from tree plantations.In Brazil, we own 50% of Veracel Celulose pulp mill as part of a joint operation with Fibria. Our share of the eucalyptus pulp is mostly used in our European paper and board mills. We also own land, around half of which is former pasture lands planted with eucalyptus. The other half is dedicated to protecting local biodiversity by restoring the natural Atlantic rainforest. Biomaterials division. Number of employees: 480.
The Montes del Plata pulp mill, a 50% joint operation between Stora Enso and Arauco has been in operation since 2014. Stora Enso’s share is sold entirely as market pulp, mainly in Europe and Asia. Stora Enso’s tree plantations are also utilised as pastures by local farmers through land rental schemes. Biomaterials division. Number of employees: 340.
The demand for Stora Enso’s products, especially consumer board and packaging, is growing fast in China. In 2016 our new consumer board mill started up in Beihai, in the Guangxi region, where our operations also include eucalyptus plantations. In addition, Stora Enso has three packaging plants and operates one joint operation paper mill. Consumer Board, Packaging Solutions, Paper divisions. Number of employees: 5 100.
Stora Enso owns 35% of an equity-accounted investment in Pakistan. Bulleh Shah Packaging produces corrugated packaging, consumer board, containerboard and paper for the textile, dairy, food and electronics industries in Pakistan. With regard to sustainability we focus on human and labour rights, for example, by auditing and educating suppliers as well as through community investments. Consumer Board division.
Stora Enso has a trial plantation in Laos that combines tree-growing with food production. Our focus on sustainability includes an agro-forestry model that enables local villagers to safely grow food on the plantation. Biomaterials division. Number of employees: 130.
Stora Enso has a pilot facility in Danville, Virginia to develop technologies for the conversion of biomass into highly refined sugars and lignin. The production of xylose from hemicellulose will begin in 2017 at the demonstration and market development plant in Raceland, Louisiana. These new technologies will enable the development of sustainable replacements for fossil-based technologies in various industries. Biomaterials division. Number of employees: 90.