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Employees and wider workforce

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Stora Enso strives to provide a safe and rewarding workplace for employees and contractors, and to be an attractive employer to potential recruits.​
Opportunities and challenges
Having different workforce demographics globally, as Stora Enso does, requires well-planned people management, starting with responsible leadership. This is especially important in safety management.
Differences in the markets we operate in, such as the availability of a suitable workforce, challenge our operations. However, the higher educational level of growing middle classes means there are more potential employees with a good understanding of safety topics.​

Our policies
- OHS Mode of Operation; defines the management of everyday Occupational health and Safety (OHS) topics
- People Strategy; defines the focus areas of the Human Resources function
- Minimum requirements for labour conditions
- Diversity Policy.

How we work​
Occupational health and safety
Stora Enso’s goal is to become an accident-free workplace. While this work begins with our leaders, building up a company-wide safety culture means that everyone is responsible for making every workday accident-free. Supporting this target, we use a set of safety tools throughout the company, and our units report monthly on their safety performance. Our approach to safety extends to suppliers, contractors, and on-site visitors.

Stora Enso’s approach to safety extends to suppliers, contractors, and on-site visitors. We encourage everyone to give feedback and provide ideas on how to further improve our safety practices. We also cooperate closely with our partner companies to ensure the safety of our joint ventures’ contractor employees.

Human resources
Leadership in people and safety management is Stora Enso’s top priority. We strive to improve employee performance and engagement and make every effort to hire locally wherever possible. We also have a set of minimum labour conditions to ensure that all employees are treated with respect and fairness.​


Occupational health and safety
To measure our progress in occupational health and safety, we use key performance indicators (KPIs) for total recordable incident (TRI) and lost-time accident rates (LTA). In Q2 2016, the TRI rate was 13.3 and the LTA rate was 5.0. Our short-term milestone for the LTA rate is 3.8 by the end of 2016.

Our TRI and LTA trend 2011-2015

​Human resources
Stora Enso’s KPI for leadership, the Leadership Index, measures our personnel's perception of their leaders, and is calculated based on an annual employee survey. The goal is to reach an index of 80/100 by 2018. In 2015, the Leadership Index was 79 (76 in 2014).​