Stora Enso contributes to a sustainable FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf

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STORA ENSO OYJ PRESS RELEASE 24 February 2021 at 9.00 EET

Stora Enso is the presenting sponsor of FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany. During the games, which take between February 23 and March 7, Stora Enso provides renewable products and innovations made from wood to contribute to a world-class sustainable and climate-friendly event. 

“The championship settings are very different this year due to the ongoing pandemic, but the opportunity remains to make it a top sustainable sporting event. We are a proud and excited sponsor of the games and will contribute with a selection of our renewable products, as well as involve the local community in activities that support a circular bioeconomy,” says Annette Stube, EVP Sustainability at Stora Enso.

Eco-friendly products
Stora Enso's renewable products are designed to replace plastic and other fossil-based materials.  Eco-friendly products used at the games by athletes, coaches, media and event staff include wood-based trophies, podiums, start/finishing gates and the event countdown clock. Stora Enso also provides medal boxes, office paper, food bowls, paper cups and bags, as well as the exclusive box for the official Junghans championship watch, all made from renewable and recyclable materials.

Local community involvement
Stora Enso will support the local community in Oberstdorf through two initiatives. Firstly, tree seedlings will be sponsored to a reforestation project in Oberstdorf close to the cross-country stadium. This activity is done together with Bavarian State Forest. Secondly, the company will arrange a drawing contest at Oberstdorf primary school. This activity is done together with the local organising committee of the championships in Oberstdorf.

Long-term commitment
Stora Enso has a long-term commitment as a sponsor of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Oberstdorf 2021 marks the fourth time the company will sponsor the championships, having served as presenting sponsor for the 2019 event in Seefeld, Austria, and 2017 in Lahti, Finland, as well as being the main sponsor in Falun, Sweden in 2015. Stora Enso will also be the presenting sponsor in Planica, Slovenia 2023 and Trondheim, Norway 2025.

For more information about Stora Enso’s presence in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf 2021, visit: https://www.storaenso.com/en/calendar/stora-enso-in-oberstdorf-2021

For further information, please contact:
Carl Norell
Stora Enso Press officer
+46 (0) 722 410 349
 

Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has some 23 000 employees, and sales in over 50 countries. Our sales in 2020 were EUR 8.6 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). storaenso.com

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For further information, please contact:
Carl Norell
Stora Enso Press officer
+46 (0) 722 410 349

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Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper. We employ some 23 000 people and have sales in more than 50 countries and our shares are listed on the Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R) stock exchanges.

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