Sustainability is one of the top priorities in Stora Enso. Moving to new geographies brings challenges and opportunities that are totally new to us. Future leaders need to be very aware and knowledgeable about these issues, and that is why we wanted our trainees to get hands-on experience about our sustainability work.
For two weeks in March, every trainee contributed with their own competencies to four different projects in Beihai region with the aim to create shared value. To give an example, a group of paper engineers looked into creating business opportunities in a nearbu village, called Nanle. Another group looked into the ancient paper making and ways to reduce emissions and increase productivity of these often very small family businesses.
Read more about this part of the program in blogs by Björn and Sanna.
For a small impression of the trainee adventure in Beihai, check out this video clip.
For three weeks in March and April, GROW trainees worked on benchmarking Stora Enso's Corporate Community Investment activities across 62 units globally. They learned about practical projects in Montes del Plata, Uruguay, before traveling to interview HR, communications and sustainability experts in locations and sites in Russia, Poland, Austria, Germany, Finland, Sweden, China, Brazil and other countries. Read more about the CCI Baseline project from the Stora Enso Careers Blog.