Stora Enso's Consumer Board operations in China, consisting of a consumer board mill in Beihai, eucalyptus plantations in the southern parts of Guangxi, and sales functions, received two awards in the 2019 Global Duty of Care Awards, which recognises companies for their excellence in mitigating health and security risks. Stora Enso was recognised for its efforts in protecting the health and safety of stakeholders working in challenging, extreme, or remote environments, and for ensuring a high standard of care for employees and communities. Read more about our approach to safety in Employees and wider workforce.
Stora Enso was also awarded with the 2019 FSC Asia Pacific Leadership Award (in Chinese) as recognition of our contribution to responsible forest management in China. Our Consumer Board division in China manages over 80 000 hectares of tree plantations, 77 000 hectares of which are planted with eucalyptus, throughout the southern parts of Guangxi province. The plantations are 100% FSC and PEFC-certified. Stora Enso's approach to responsible forestry and tree plantation management takes into account the economics, social, and environmental aspects of sustainability. Compliance with legislation and regulations is only the starting point for our work, and we eregularly monitor the impacts of our operations on biodiversity, soil, and water resources.