Sustainable forest and plantation management is essential for Stora Enso in securing long-term availability of wood – our most important renewable raw material.
Stora Enso owns forest lands in Sweden, and has biological assets also in Finland, Brazil, Uruguay, China and Laos through subsidiaries, joint operations and indirectly through equity accounted investments. These biological assets are used as raw material in pulp and mechanical wood production and as biofuels.
Today, Stora Enso is one of the largest private forest owners in the world with forest assets valued at more than EUR 4.9 billion (land and biological assets) in its balance sheet the highest value being of biological assets of EUR 3.9 billion in Northern Europe. Globally, Stora Enso owns or manages lands covering a total area of 2.35 million hectares. About 30% of the Group’s wood raw material needs are covered from own sources or long term supply agreements globally.
Biodiversity protection is an integral part of forest certification. Stora Enso promotes and participates in the development of forest certification systems. In 2019, 98% of land in wood production and harvesting owned and managed by Stora Enso was covered by forest certification schemes.
|Location||Productive area, standing stock, million m³ sub in 2019||Harvesting, million m³ sub in 2019|
|Veracel, Brazil (50%)*||3.1||0.9|
|Montes del Plata, Uruguay (50%)*||8.2||1.4|
|Guangxi, Southern China||3.4||1.0|