Stora Enso's Russian wood is legally harvested according to FSC auditor

Stora Enso's Russian wood is legally harvested according to FSC auditorStora Enso Oyj Press Release 17 November 2006 at 07:30 GMTStora Enso has completed investigations regarding allegations made by Greenpeace that the Group procures illegally logged wood from the Russian Republic of Karelia. The conclusion is that logging has been done in accordance with the logging permits. In the past two months, Stora Enso located the two logging sites with the help of Greenpeace. Subsequently, Stora Enso visited the sites with the authorities, researchers and its wood suppliers. An external FSC Controlled Wood auditor also surveyed the sites. The conclusion from both surveys was that the logging was done in accordance with logging permits and hence was legally harvested. Stora Enso emphasizes working together with the authorities and other stakeholders to guarantee sustainable logging. For further information, please contact:Helena Jantunen, Sustainability Manager, Stora Enso Wood Supply Russia, tel. +7 812 702 4343Eija Pitkänen, Vice President, Sustainability Communications and CSR, tel. +358 2046 21348 Photos of the site visits are available at copy the link into your web browser. Previous press releases regarding Stora Enso's operations in Russia are available at 21 September 2006: Stora Enso initiates dialogue in Russia - only legal wood is acceptable- 22 August 2006: Stora Enso upgrades and expands its sawmilling operations in Russia- 24 May 2006: Stora Enso expands its corrugated packaging business in Russia- 26 September 2005: From Russia with Transparency: implementing corporate sustainability values into the supply chain of wood and paperText version / Internet version / Print / Close