In 2014, Enact was commissioned by Stora Enso to assist with the planning, development and delivery of human rights training to selected Stora Enso personnel worldwide. The objective of the training was to increase the participants’ knowledge of human rights and due diligence, and capacitate them to carry out human rights impact assessments in their respective country units. In total, over 80 managers from various functions and country divisions throughout Stora Enso participated in either of three training workshops (each ran for 1.5 days) arranged in Helsinki, Shanghai and Düsseldorf.
In the trainings, participants were introduced to international human rights and the practical implementation of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights according to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. To prepare the participants for the forthcoming company-wide human rights impact assessment and subsequent due diligence, the training curriculum was built on diligent process facilitation, knowledge transfer, skills and capacity building, role playing games, reflection exercises, group discussions, real company experience of human rights challenges and practically solving particular company dilemmas. Participants were also introduced to the specific tools and methods that were utilised during Stora Enso’s group-wide human rights due diligence.