Stora Enso is on a transformation journey whereby engaged and motivated employees and a capable organisation will enable us to deliver our business strategy and become the leading renewable materials company. Leadership is a key factor in making this happen.
We expect our leaders to embrace and demonstrate Stora Enso's values through their actions and behaviours. We therefore continuously invest in the development of our leaders through a number of leadership programmes.
Our "Lead Through People" programme targets all managers in the organisation and aims at developing skills in individual leadership. The focus is on creating, managing and maintaining high performing teams. SInce 2015, approximately 2 300 managers have participated in our Lead Through People programme.
The Stora Enso Accelerator programme combines work with startup companies and executive training. The programme aims at building the strategic competencies needed by Stora Enso to speed up our transformation, with a strong focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. In the programme, Stora Enso selects and works with startups that are active in the areas that are important to our strategic agenda. Participants from Stora Enso are then teamed up with the startups and work side by side with them in the development of their business ideas. The Stora Enso participants also attend an executive training programme.
This programme focuses on developing capabilities in sales and commercial excellence. One part of the programme is the Sales Academy, where about 200 sales leaders were trained during 2017 in the areas of sales management, value proposition development and sales leadership.
Stora Enso also offers an exciting graduate trainee programme - find out more here