Klara Helstad has been named as the new Sustainability Director at Södra and as a new member of the group executive team at Södra as of 1 March. Helstad has been with Södra since 2005, and her last position was as Environmental and Quality Manager within the Södra Skog business area.
All Södra's business operations are run on the basis of a long-term strategy to use renewable raw materials, and make biodegradable products and products which can be recycled. The appointment of a sustainability director is part of the Group's priority focus on sustainability and climate issues.
"My field of operation covers the entire chain; from responsible forest management and efficient manufacturing processes to work on the development of renewable products," commented Helstad.
Helstad, 34, is a Doctor of Forestry and has previously acted as a project manager for Södra's introduction of dual certification to FSC® and PEFC. Prior to this, she was a navigator for productivity work at Södra Timber, Södra Cell and Södra Skog. She will report to Leif Brodén, Group Chief Executive at Södra.