Opportunity

In addition to wood and fiber, Stora Enso sources other raw materials, products, and services from over 20,000 suppliers and contractors globally. We have strict sustainability requirements for all of them, and we continuously build our deep knowledge of these value chains’ sustainability opportunities and challenges. We want to be pioneers in communicating this complex and fascinating supplier base to our customers as openly as possible. Could your solution help us become radically transparent in sourcing and supply chain management?

Opportunity overview

Stora Enso is committed to developing products and technologies based on renewable materials. In many cases, our products provide a low-carbon alternative to products made from fossil-based or non-renewable materials.

Today, our solutions are in the building, retail, food and beverages, manufacturing, publishing, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, confectionary, hygiene, and textiles. Tomorrow, we believe there is a potential to produce anything made with fossil-based materials from a tree.

Materials and products sourced by Stora Enso include, for example, pulp and paper for recycling (PfR), chemicals, production machinery, energy, fuels, spare parts, maintenance, logistics, and IT services. We go through a thorough evaluation process for each supplier to understand our value chain, including carbon emissions generated by the operations of each supplier. As supply chains are complex by nature, communicating and understanding their net effect is challenging. We want to summarize and visualize the net results transparently and simplify for our stakeholders on a platform that provides them with information and an interactive approach to sustainable sourcing decisions.

Your opportunity with Stora Enso

Our vision at Stora Enso is to communicate complex supply chain sustainability topics, including carbon emissions, to our customers in a simplified yet informative and transparent way.

Therefore, we are looking to partner with innovators and startup companies with total solutions or technology components to realize our vision of transparency. We are looking for solutions that help us visualize, assess, and quantify the supply chain and its complexity for different product categories, including, for example, recycled pulp and paper, chemicals, and fillers. We also look for solutions that include interactive functionality for stakeholders to zoom into a particular category or connection to Stora Enso products.

We are ready to explore different approaches to improve our sourcing visibility, even very creative ones. Example solutions can include, for example, a visual categorization of other sourcing elements with performance data and target values. However, the answer we are looking for could also map and visualize data points missing in the value chain.

Examples we're looking for

Supply Chain Visualization Solutions

Current supply chain transparency tools are progressing in assessing and communicating the different supply chain impacts but are not particularly good at visualizing the supply chain intuitively and interactively. Would your solution offer an elegant way to visualize the entire supply chain, including currently unknown areas?

3rd Party Data Sources and Integrations

We are interested in platform-driven solutions with objective and measurable data in the center. As a first step, the required data could come from Stora Enso. However, the answer should preferably allow third-party stakeholders to integrate into the platform. Would your solution offer data integration for third-party services and stakeholders?

Supply Chain Emission Impact Assessment Solutions

Identifying key risks and impacts, including carbon emissions, across the supply chain can be complicated and might require technical expertise. We are open to building up on our existing approach if great solutions are proposed. As a first step, we aim to connect and visualize Stora Enso’s current value chain risk and emission knowledge. Would your answer contribute to solving this challenge?

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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