Stora Enso is a large, global company, with a broad spectrum of geographical locations, positions, and competences. Naturally, this means that we are looking for a wide range of people with a diverse set of strengths and skills.
As a company in transformation from a traditional paper and board producer to a customer-focused renewable materials company, we have many exciting challenges ahead of us. We are looking for people who can turn those challenges into opportunities – and who are able to rethink.
Our product and service portfolio is very extensive: from simple wood products, to whole buildings, bioenergy and nanotechnology, plus paper and board for all kinds of end-uses.
Employee distribution by country, 2015
Stora Enso operations around the world
Stora Enso operates worldwide focusing on utilising expertise in renewable materials and creating value in packaging, pulp, paper and wood. We combine global resources with local presence, service and sustainability.
Latin America is important in Stora Enso’s strategy of low-cost pulp from tree plantations. In Brazil, we own 50% of Veracel Celulose pulp mill as part of a joint operation. Our share of the eucalyptus pulp is mostly used at our European paper and board mills. We also own land, around half of which is planted with eucalyptus. The other half is dedicated to protecting local biodiversity by restoring natural Atlantic rainforest. Stora Enso has announced plans to divest the Arapoti magazine paper mill in early 2016.
The Montes del Plata pulp mill, a joint operation between Stora Enso and Arauco, started up in 2014 and in 2015 it reached its full production level. Stora Enso’s share is sold entirely as market pulp, mainly in Europe and Asia. Stora Enso owns large areas of land in Uruguay, and our tree plantations are also
utilised as pastures by local farmers through land rental schemes.
Stora Enso has a pilot facility in Danville to develop technologies for conversion of biomass into highly refined sugars and lignin. A demonstration and market development plant is being built in Raceland, Louisiana. These new technologies will enable the development of sustainable replacements for fossil-based technologies in various industries.
Stora Enso’s head office is situated in Helsinki, Finland. Most of the group’s sales and operations take place in Europe, where we are a leading producer of board, pulp and paper. In 2015, Stora Enso opened two new Innovation Centres, one in Finland and one in Sweden. We source most of our main raw material, wood, in Northern Europe from private forest owners and our joint venture forest companies Bergvik Skog and Tornator.
Our operations in Russia include three packaging mills, two sawmills and wood sourcing. With regard to sustainability, we particularly focus on promoting forest certification and occupational health and safety.
The demand for Stora Enso’s products, especially consumer board, is growing fast in China. In addition to two paper mills, Stora Enso owns production and distribution units for packaging. We are currently building a consumer board mill in Beihai, in the Guangxi region, where our operations also include
Stora Enso has 35% in a joint venture 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 community engagement.
Stora Enso has a trial plantation in Laos that combines tree-growing with food production. Our focus on sustainability includes community engagement and helping local villagers by creating safe farming land.
Whenever we recruit for new positions or select participants for leadership development initiatives we strive to increase the level of diversity in the company. We believe diversity is a key factor behind improved performance and innovation. When assessing diversity within Stora Enso, we consider aspects such as gender, age, nationality, and individual differences both in professional and personal experiences.
What you can do at Stora Enso
Among our 26 000 employees you'll find a wide variety of specialists and titles. For instance, we have highly specialized roles such as locomotive driver and battlefield clearance officer - and of course the more traditional ones such as financial analyst, mill manager and marketing officer. Most of our employees work at our production units in a variety of locations across the globe. We promote internal mobility across all our operations, and offer opportunities in different countries.
Please take a look at the video presentations in the right-hand column, where you can hear more about some of the different roles on offer at Stora Enso.