Stakeholder Dialogue – Making Certification SMART

Thu 16 November 9.00–15.00 (Scandic Park Helsinki)

Morning session

Opening Words – Embracing technology innovation within certification: what’s the hype?

System Reboot: Exploring the potential of innovation and technology within forest certification

Coffee Break

Parallel Workshops: Exploring SMART solutions in forest certification for
– Engaging and leveraging society for sustainable forestry
– Strengthening trust and traceability throughout value chains
– Activating efficient and accessible sustainable forest management certification

12.30–13.30 Lunch

Afternoon session

Highlights from Workshops

Navigating the path towards future horizons for technology and forest certification

Closure of the day


Additional coffee break 15.00–16.00

Thu 16 November
16.00 – Departure for the Field Trip

16.00 Buses leave for Central Finland

20.00 Arrival at the hotel in Jyväskylä – Buffet of locally produced food and beverages and an introduction to the Field Trip partners and Friday’s program


Fri 17 November
Field Trip – Utilizing SMART Technologies (Jyväskylä area)

Morning session

8.00 Departure from the hotel
– Introduction to Sustainable Forest Management in Finland
– Advanced wood logging technologies
– PEFC FI Criteria and Group Certification
– Wood procurement systems and verification of the origin of the wood

11.30–12.30 Lunch
– Introduction to Metsä Group

Afternoon session

Metsä Group’s next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski
– Visit to the mill site

Closure of the day

14.30 Departure from the mill to Helsinki
– Journey back to Helsinki includes a stop at Helsinki-Vantaa airport.
Arrival at Scandic Park Hotel at around 19.00.