A team of Stora Enso’s sustainability managers that are working on the Water Stewardship project in China visited Finland in November 3-7, 2014. Introducing Finnish water management strategies to the managers and discussing the status of the pilot projects in Guangxi were the main ideas behind this visit.
Discussions focused on the current situation at the four villages in Guangxi and the future development of the project. During their time in Finland, the sustainability managers had the chance to visit several places including the Finnish Nature Center in Haltia, the Helsinki wastewater treatment plant, Kemira’s Research & Development Center in Espoo and Stora Enso’s Imatra mill.
Spreading knowledge on water management
Johnny Zhou, Stora Enso’s Guangxi regional sustainability manager, was pleased with learning about Finnish water management strategies: “Learning more about water is important because it not only relates to our business but also to our daily lives. We learned a lot about what chemistry can do in water management. This is important because we are always looking for different ways to meet sustainability targets.”
Lesen Lin, Stora Enso’s Sustainability manager for forestry operations in the Yulin region, was also pleased with the visit and the discussions held on the pilot projects: “This visit has given us the confidence and knowledge we needed. Now we know how to proceed with the pilot projects and we are very optimistic about their future.”