On 14 December, Karjala pulp participated in the round-table discussion on methods of rating social and environmental responsibility of the Russian forest-based companies. It’s WWF Russia and some forestry companies that have designed the eco-rating.
The aim of professional eco-rating is to reduce environmental stress and increase efficiency of the forest resource use, environmental and social responsibility and transparency of the Russian forest sector.
“I’ll be back” or friends never say goodbye
On 25 November, JSC Kondopoga welcomed the representatives of the mill’s strategic partner Karjala Pulp, the companies Trigon and MALAYALA MANORAMA.
Guests from the sunny Indian state Kerala arrived to the snow-covered and cold Karelia to see with their own eyes how newsprint used for the printing offices of MALAYALA MANORAMA is produced.
Karjala Pulp believes that Russia has all chances to become number one on the world newsprint markets.
On the 21st international Adam Smith Institute conference “Pulp & Paper in Russia & CIS 2016”, during strategic expert discussion Deputy CEO Karjala Pulp Dmitry Turkevich tried to define a role of Russia in creating the world pulp and paper market.
First ideas expressed were quite optimistic saying that the market will still live for the next 7-10 years. The speaker believes that serious industry problems can touch off a war for market shares. However, most experts view it favorably saying that such intense competition can mobilize for struggle for high quality. Here important are also the government participation and support.
Kondopoga mill entered into the finishing stage of the bankruptcy procedure three months ago. Andrei Shutilov, bankruptcy commissioner of Kondopoga mill, told MK Karelia about the current situation and changes on the mill.
Andrei Vladimirovich, we would like to ask you as the official Kondopoga representative about the situation on the mill.
– Despite the fact that press announced enough about the bankruptcy of the mill, very few people really understand the process. In reality, the bankruptcy procedure does not always mean liquidation of business. More often, it means financial recovery and a chance for the enterprise to get out of the crisis. As a rule, it is a long and complex process consisting of several stages. Today the mill is at final stage – bankruptcy proceedings. In other words, for that period all the creditor claims must be satisfied due to the sale of the mill assets. Taking into account the social and economic importance of the mill for the Republic and the city, it is going to be sold as one lot. The auction will take place in the middle of 2017.
The Russian high officials visited the Kondopoga mill
The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Sergey Naryshkin visited the Kondopoga mill.
On 13 September 2016 Chairman of the State Duma, Sergey during his business trip to the Northwestern federal district visited one of the leading plants of the papermaking industry in Karelia- the Kondopoga pulp and paper mill.
Among other visitors were the Head of the Republic of Karelia, Alexander Hutilainen, Deputy Minister of the Russian industry and trade, Viktor Evtukhov, Member of the Federal Council, Sergey Katanandov and other officials.
Prospects of Kondopoga Pulp and Paper Mill – Plans for the Future
PAP FOR International Expoforum held in Saint Petersburg is not just a demonstration of feasibility, advanced developments and technologies of pulp and paper industry. This is a great and important discussion forum.