Stora Enso's new Global Responsibility function will be a path-finding initiative to take traditional sustainability thinking to the next level by recognising global stakeholder engagement as a separate responsibility equal and complementary to traditional sustainability.
"We want to take the next step in finding new approaches to corporate social responsibility and understanding of our stakeholders. Having a strong sustainability platform, as Stora Enso manifestly has, is a very good starting point, but in today's world that is not enough. We must put a lot more emphasis on dialogue with all our stakeholders around the world - we need to increase our understanding of the societies we work with and the effects we have on the people living in those societies," says Jouko Karvinen, CEO of Stora Enso.
Terhi Koipijärvi will join Stora Enso and start forming the new Global Responsibility function on 1 November 2010.