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

STORA ENSO OYJ  Press Release 17 November 2006 at 09.30

Stora Enso’s Russian wood is legally harvested according to FSC 

Stora 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 4343
Eija Pitkänen, Vice President, Sustainability Communications and 
CSR, tel. +358 2046 21348

Photos of the site visits are available at
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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 paper


p.p.	Jussi Siitonen		Jukka Marttila