Responsibility is one of Stora Enso's values and in governance terms it translates into a strong commitment to sound principles of corporate governance and sustainability. To strengthen accountability and to build confidence among stakeholders is important.
Corporate governance can be described as a set of policies, principles and guidelines to support the responsible management and control of the company. Stora Enso aims to comply with current governance rules and regulations, and to apply best practices in the field of governance.
The aims of corporate governance are to give shareholders control over the management and ensure that key strategies are implemented, to steer management towards efficient and transparent methods of conducting operations, and to assure integrity and facilitate financing of future investments.
This section of our website provides information about Stora Enso’s Board of Directors, shareholder rights, shareholder meetings, sustainability governance and internal control, and provides access to various governance related policies and codes.
Stora Enso complies with the Finnish Corporate Governance Code issued by the Securities Market Association as in force at each time and has since 1 January 2016 complied with the Finnish Corporate
Governance Code of 2015 (the “Code”). The Code is available at cgfinland.fi. Stora Enso’s Corporate Governance also complies with the Swedish Corporate Governance Code (“Swedish Code”)
the last revised version of which entered into force on 1 November 2015 (and has been applicable to Stora Enso as a foreign company from 1 January 2011) with the exception of the deviations listed in
Appendix 1 of this Corporate Governance Report. The deviations are due to differences between the Swedish and Finnish legislation, governance code rules and practices, and in these cases Stora Enso
follows the practice in its domicile. The Swedish Code is issued by the Swedish Corporate Governance Board and is available at corporategovernanceboard.se.