1. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS

Published : June 14, 2016  /  Updated : August 12, 2019

1. Compliance with laws, rules and regulations

We comply with applicable local, national and international laws and regulations wherever we do business.

Compliance with all applicable local, national and international laws and regulations wherever we do business is critically important to the success of our Company. Each Stora Enso employee must be familiar with, and act in accordance with the laws, regulations, and corporate policies that are relevant to his or her job and responsibilities. If you are involved in a foreign business transaction, you must make sure that you are familiar with, and adhere to, all relevant applicable laws and regulations.

Due to the complicated regulatory framework within which we conduct our business, issues of legal compliance may arise. On occasion, there may be disagreement as to whether or not Stora Enso is in full compliance with the law. Litigation may occur. At all times, we will act responsibly and abide by the final decisions rendered by the competent courts.

Most countries have laws requiring companies to keep accurate and fair accounts, and Stora Enso is subject to specific disclosure requirements as a result of its listing on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki and NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Stora Enso prohibits any employee from altering or destroying Company records except as authorised by policies and procedures. We also prohibit any employee from assisting or encouraging the independent accountant in destroying corporate audit records. All Stora Enso employees must accurately record and properly document all accounting entries. You must report any significant deficiencies or material weaknesses or any concerns regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters to Internal audit or Legal. For further information on our record management policy, or accounting requirements please contact Internal AuditGroup Controlling or Legal.