Speaking for sustainable forest management
After graduating as a forestry engineer in 2005, Katja immediately assumed the duties of a purchasing supervisor.
“Metsä Group’s Finnish origins and content caught my attention. It’s great to work for a Finnish company that also invests in Finland!” Katja says.
Katja’s current duties as operations supervisor for forest management call for a responsible and systematic approach, as well as flexibility. She describes herself as a fair and open co-worker, who encourages forest management entrepreneurs to take responsibility but also provides them with clear guidelines for their work.
“I’m responsible for the execution of forest management work in my own purchasing team, as well as for the related resourcing. What this means in practice is providing instructions for forest management entrepreneurs, monitoring schedules and the quality of work, as well as seeing to safety at work. While a systematic approach is essential in forest management, you must also be able to react to changes, for example in environmental conditions,” Katja explains.
We see to the diversity and ecological sustainability of forests.
Katja is inspired by the broad scope of forest management. In her work, she comes across new things almost daily. To keep her finger on the pulse in forestry, Katja acquires information online and by reading publications in the field, as well as by discussing topics with her co-workers and by attending training. Katja is inspired by her work, which provides a good match with her own values.
“We see to the diversity and ecological sustainability of forests by increasing the area of protective thickets and by leaving high stumps in place during felling, for example. Forests are dear to me – they’re a big part of my daily work, but also a place where I spend leisure time – hiking, for example. I want the imprint we make on the forest to be of as high a quality as possible,” Katja says.