Due to significant investments in the wood processing industry – especially in Scandinavia – wood flows in Europe will continue to evolve. Significant increases in imports are expected, especially from the Baltic Sea region. We and our wood procurement companies have been exploring how to share skills and resources to create opportunities and efficiencies in procurement and logistics. From July 2016, Mercer and Mondi decided to channel their demand for imported wood through a joint venture. We established a limited liability procurement company, called wood2M GmbH, to optimise logistics streams and improve international competitiveness by combining truck, trail and vessel logistics. The joint organisation will help to reduce transport costs and optimise transport distances, with associated reduced emissions. It will also improve wood streams and help build sustainable partnerships with wood suppliers.