Doing what is right

Could I hire my brother? Who should I tell about the unsafe behaviour I saw? Making the right, ethical decision in our daily work is not always obvious or even easy.

“By definition, ethical dilemmas are not usually something we can solve as such,” says Yang Zhang, Legal Counsel in Stora Enso’s Ethics and Compliance team. “They are topics for us to reflect upon to reach the best possible outcome. But we must have good resources to help us understand how to do what’s right.”

The Stora Enso Code, our updated code of conduct, helps our employees work out ethics questions. Because following laws is always the starting point, making the “right choice” is often about making the “Stora Enso choice” – the option that our values support. 

“We have also introduced Ethics Ambassadors at Stora Enso,” Zhang says. “They are more trained in ethics than their peers and can support their teams with related questions. They are better equipped to notice when something is off and can stand up and raise their voice. That’s all we need.”


30 January 2019

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