Opportunity

At Stora Enso, we work towards a circular economy, where waste is minimized as materials are reused and recycled to maximize environmental and financial value. We are looking for technology providers to explore new business opportunities in this field.

Opportunity overview

Global consumption is rapidly growing, but at the same time, consumer awareness of eco-friendly materials, limited natural resources, and regulation on circularity and sustainability are increasing. Stora Enso contributes to the transition to a circular economy by using renewable raw materials, designing circular products and business models, and utilizing waste, side streams, and by-products for new products. We aim to promote further and increase the collection and recycling of fiber-based materials from various sources.

The Circular Economy will demand that products are reused, refurbished, and adequately recycled at a much higher rate than today. To accomplish this, traceability, information sharing, and easy value transferring are needed to enable the B2B circular value sharing of products. Moreover, several alternative methods and combinations of physical and digital components can create a successful and user-friendly service. With a focus on B2B, the user-friendly aspect cannot be overlooked as it correlates with efficiency and cost savings.

Your opportunity with Stora Enso

We are looking for scalable technologies for tracking and tracing products and materials, coordinating inbound and outbound logistics, and allowing for digital transactions for circular items. See our focus areas below to understand the concrete business needs behind this opportunity.

More about Stora Enso Packaging Solutions

The Packaging Solutions division develops and sells premium fiber-based packaging products and services. Leading brands across multiple market sectors use our high-end eco-friendly packaging products, including store retail, e-commerce, and industrials. The portfolio includes corrugated and other converting design services, automation solutions, and scalable innovations such as formed fiber and biocomposites.

Examples we're looking for

Scanning and sensing

We need technologies connecting physical products to digital platforms to track and trace materials and products efficiently. Possible solutions include RFID, GPS, QR scanning, and similar technologies. The answers should offer clear value for circular tracing and identification and be compatible with a user-friendly service.

Smart logistics

Part of a circular service includes coordinating forward and reverse logistics. To create a closed loop, we are looking for platforms that can coordinate logistics smartly and efficiently to gather and return products and materials for Stora Enso and others to use again. The platform should also allow for several stakeholders involved in the process to connect and communicate.

Transaction

Reusable products are more expensive than single-use products and, therefore, must have an easy way of transferring their value and ownership from one user to the next. These could mean monetary transactions along the value chain or deposits for digitally moving the item’s license. Quickly transferring value safely, securely, efficiently, and user-friendly is an essential component of circular value sharing.

Part of the global bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, and wooden construction and one of the largest private forest owners in the world. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow.
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