Stora Enso, a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions, and paper, has announced its plans to increase its wood procurement volumes from Finland. Despite the recent closure of the Sunila mill and the change of CEO, the company remains committed to its expansion strategy.
Janne Partanen, Stora Enso’s director of forestry, emphasized the company’s continued need to increase domestic wood procurement, stating, “We still have the need to increase domestic wood procurement even after the closing of the Sunila mill. We are even more active in southern and eastern Finland, and in northern Finland, we are also preparing for the growing use of wood with the (Oulu) investment.”
In line with its commitment to sustainable forestry practices, Stora Enso has expanded its wood procurement organization to cover a wider area. This expansion aims to ensure a steady supply of wood for the company’s production facilities and meet the growing demand for renewable materials.
The closure of the Sunila mill, which was announced in January 2021, was part of Stora Enso’s efforts to optimize its operations and improve cost efficiency. Despite the closure, the company remains focused on increasing its wood procurement volumes, particularly in southern, eastern, and northern Finland.
Stora Enso’s investment in the Oulu mill further demonstrates its commitment to the sustainable use of wood resources. The Oulu mill, located in northern Finland, is expected to play a crucial role in meeting the growing demand for wood products. The investment will enable Stora Enso to enhance its production capabilities and contribute to the development of the local economy.
Stora Enso’s wood procurement organization has been working closely with local stakeholders, including forest owners and contractors, to ensure a responsible and sustainable supply chain. The company aims to promote long-term partnerships and support the development of local communities.
The increased wood procurement volumes from Finland align with Stora Enso’s overall sustainability goals. The company is committed to minimizing its environmental impact and promoting the use of renewable materials. By increasing its wood procurement, Stora Enso aims to strengthen its position as a leader in the circular bioeconomy.
In conclusion, despite the closure of the Sunila mill and the change of CEO, Stora Enso remains dedicated to increasing its wood procurement volumes from Finland. The company’s expansion plans, particularly in southern, eastern, and northern Finland, demonstrate its commitment to sustainable forestry practices and the use of renewable materials. Stora Enso’s investment in the Oulu mill further emphasizes its long-term vision for the development of the local economy and its dedication to minimizing its environmental impact.