Stora Enso signs a new EUR 700 million revolving credit facility (RCF) agreement with a syndicate of 12 banks to refinance its existing EUR 600 million facility. The five-year facility has two one-year extension options and will be used as a backup for general corporate purposes.
The pricing mechanism of the RCF is linked to Stora Enso’s science-based climate targets. Stora Enso commits to reducing absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its own operations, as well as scope 3 GHG emissions from its value chain, by 50% by 2030 from the 2019 base-year. The targets relating to own operations are aligned with the scenario that limits global warming to 1.5 degrees. The science-based targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.
“Connecting Stora Enso’s sustainability performance to our revolving credit facility is an important enabler for us to continue to execute our business strategy. We are pleased with the refinanced facility and the continued support of our banking partners,” says Group Treasurer Pasi Kyckling.