Stora Enso the only European forestry and paper company listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

Stora Enso has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the 11th year running. The Group is the only European company from the forestry and paper sector listed in the DJSI for 2011−2012. Stora Enso received top industry scores for sustainable forest management, product stewardship and environmental management. The members of the DJSI for 2011−2012 were announced today.

“We are constantly improving in our Global Responsibility efforts, and being listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 11th year in a row and still improving our performance in the Index are signs that we are on the right path,” says Stora Enso CEO Jouko Karvinen.

“We have been rethinking our responsibility approach and made new initiatives such as improving sustainability standards in our supply chain and enhancing engagement with local communities. I’m glad to see that the work we have done is also reflected in the DJSI results. The only way our company can become even more responsible than today is by rethinking − questioning old ways of working and finding new ways and solutions. The key is to listen to our stakeholders and learn from them.”

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes to track the financial performance of leading sustainability-driven companies. Companies are included in or deleted from the indexes based on their economic, environmental and social performance. The indexes provide investors with reliable and objective benchmarks to help them manage their sustainability portfolios.

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For further information, please contact:
Terhi Koipijärvi, Head of Global Responsibility, tel. +358 2046 21347

Stora Enso is the global rethinker of the packaging, paper and wood products industry. We always rethink the old and expand to the new to offer our customers innovative solutions based on renewable materials. Stora Enso employs some 26 000 people worldwide, and our sales in 2010 amounted to EUR 10.3 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY) in the International OTCQX over-the-counter market.