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Forest, plantations and land

Responsible approach on forestry and land use make us a preferred partner and a good neighbor for local communities.

Forest, plantations and land owned by Stora Enso Biomaterials

Sustainable forest management is in our immediate and long-term interest, as it keeps forests healthy and productive, and thus helps to secure the longterm availability of this renewable resource. ​​

Forests, plantations and lands owned by Stora Enso

​As of 31 December 2013

Unit
Area​Certification coverage​Details of local landscapes and protected areas​
Montes del Plata plantations and lands, Uruguay (joint venture with Arauco)​
​190 266 ha, of which 114 656 ha are planted
FSC for 190 266 ha, of which 114 656 ha planted​
Mainly pasturelands and agricultural fields. Remnants of native ecosystems, such as grasslands and riparian forests, have been protected within the company's lands.​
​Veracel plantations and lands, Bahia, Brazil (joint venture with Fibria)
211 489 ha, of which 90 497 ha planted ​
​CERFLOR (PEFC) for 189 355 ha; FSC for 189 383 ha
Dominated by pasturelands cleared from Atlantic rainforest between the 1950s and 1980s. 105 368 ha of Veracel's lands are protected, including a 6 069 ha Private Natural Heritage Reserve. These protected areas mostly consist of native forest remnants at different stages of regeneration.​
​Plantations and lands, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
​43 412 ha, of which 20 850 ha are planted
Mainly pasture​lands and agricultural fields. 14 000 ha of the total are is protected, including native grasslands, riparian forests and other habitats.

 

Forests and plantations leased and managed by Stora Enso

​​As of 31 December 2013

Unit
Area​Certification coverage​Details of local landscapes and protected areas​
​Montes del Plata plantations and lands, Uruguay (joint venture with Arauco)
31 675 ha, of which 25 568 ha planted​
FSC for 22 635 ha, of which 22 095 ha planted​
Mainly pasturelands and agricultural fields. Protected and sensitive areas are excluded from lease agreements.​
Trial plantations, Laos​
2 200 ha, of which 1619 ha planted​
The plantations are located within a mosaic of sensitive shifting cultivation lands and traditionally protected remnants of native forests. One plantation area is located close to a National Biodiversity Conservation Area. the majority of the total area is covered by agroforestry production shemes.​