Stora Enso listed again in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

Stora Enso has achieved a listing in the Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index   
for the 9th year running, as the only European forestry and paper company listed
in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). Stora Enso received top industry
scores for climate strategy and environmental reporting and management, as well 
as the eco-efficiency of the company's operations.                              

The members of the DJSI for 2009-2010 were announced on Thursday 3rd September. 
The DJSI STOXX includes 154 European companies from 14 countries.               

“Our ability to gain membership in the well respected Dow Jones Sustainability  
Index for the 9th time clearly proves that our long-term sustainability efforts 
have been well received,” says Stora Enso CEO Jouko Karvinen. “We are           
continuously striving for improvement, and this rating combined with our four   
other corporate responsibility related memberships gives us a strong platform to
continue to make progress.”                                                     

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes to track the  
financial performance of leading sustainability-driven companies. Companies are 
selected for inclusion on the basis of their economic, environmental and social 
performance. The indexes provide investors with reliable and objective          
benchmarks to manage their sustainability portfolios.                           

Stora Enso's sustainability work has also been recognised by the following      
listings and indexes:                                                           

Global 100: Most Sustainable Corporations in the World                          
Stora Enso is considered among the “best in class” in the forest products       
industry with regard to the management of environmental, social and governance  
risks and opportunities. The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the    
World ratings were initiated by Corporate Knights Inc. and Innovest Strategic   
Value Advisors Inc. in 2005. The 100 top sustainability performers are chosen   
from the MSCI World Index of some 1 800 publicly-traded companies.              

FTSE4Good Index                                                                 
Stora Enso has been consistently included in the FTSE4Good Index since 2001. The
FTSE4Good Index Series has been designed to measure the performance of companies
that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards, and to help   
investors identify such companies. The index focuses on environmental           
management, human and labour rights, supply chain labour standards and efforts  
to counter bribery.                                                             

Climate Disclosure Leadership Index                                             
Stora Enso is ranked as the third best corporation among Nordic carbon-intensive
companies, and as the best paper and forest products company in the Nordic      
region. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent non-profit        
organisation backed by over 385 institutional investors with a combined USD 57  
trillion of assets under management. The CDP gathers information on             
corporations' greenhouse gas emissions, climate change related risks and        
opportunities, and sets standards for carbon disclosure methodology and         

World's Most Ethical Companies                                                  
Stora Enso has been named as one of the Ethisphere Institute's World's Most     
Ethical Companies for 2009. The World's Most Ethical Companies are selected by  
the Ethisphere Institute, which is dedicated to the research, creation and      
sharing of best practices in ethics, compliance, and corporate governance.      

For further information, please contact:                                        
Eija Pitkänen, SVP Sustainability, tel. +358 2046 21348                                                                                                                       

Previous press releases concerning the recognition of Stora Enso's              
sustainability work are available at                   
- 29 January 2009: Stora Enso among the world's 100 most sustainable companies  
- 28 October 2008: Stora Enso continues as top paper company in the Climate     
Disclosure Leadership Index