Svetogorsk Mill

ZAO International Paper
ul. Zavodskaya 17
188991, Svetogorsk

Tel.: +7 (0)813 78 43 504 / + 358 5 688 4100
Fax: +7 (0)813 78 44 061 / + 358 5 688 4900

Built in 1887, the Svetogorsk mill was the foundation of the town of Svetogorsk which today has 16,000 inhabitants. In December 1998, the mill became part of International Paper.

Today, the Svetogorsk mill is one of the largest paper mills in Russia utilizing the most modern technologies and equipment. Located on the Karelian Isthmus, the pulp and paper mill occupies 200 hectares of land. Its operations include three pulp mills, two paper machines and A4/A3 sheeting operations.

Environmental considerations are an integral part of the Svetogorsk’s mill activity. The mill’s forest management systems on leased forest land have been highly recognized in Russia and abroad: In 2001, the mill Svetogorsk mill was the first Russian pulp and paper mill to achieve ISO 14001 certification in the field of forestry management and harvesting practices. Three years later, in 2004, the mill’s overall Environmental Management System was also certified to the requirements of ISO 14001. In 2009, the mill obtained FSC Chain-of-Custody certification.

International Paper’s Svetogorsk mill provides support for education, health care, cultural and sports programs that benefit the local community. In fact, we have spent more than $3.5 million in social community capital investments to date.

Improving Healthcare
In 2006, International Paper opened My Family children’s center in Svetogorsk. The center provides social services for more than 300 families from the town of Svetogorsk and surrounding areas. Children of all ages have access to psychological, social, legal and medical care and younger children in daycare receive meals while learning in fully equipped classrooms.

The second stage of renovations to the Svetogorsk Town Hospital took place in 2007 with the help of International Paper. This included the installation of new modern medical equipment, furniture and nursing appliances. Many critical departments of the hospital are now refurbished and reequipped, including the emergency, surgery, resuscitation and intensive therapy wards and the reception area.

In 2008, International Paper continued our investment in the Svetogorsk community by helping the Leningrad Region Hospital purchase a new topographic scanner.

Community Support
Through the support of International Paper, several sports, cultural, and youth facilities in Svetogorsk have been refurbished and equipped. The Svetogorsk mill has also provided computers for classes in local schools and the technical college.

International Paper played a role in renovating Svetogorsk’s Fire Station 95 facility which serves the community and the Svetogorsk mill. We also helped construct the town’s first new housing complex in 18 years. The 60 unit apartment complex will allow for new and existing employees to have a great place to live near area hospitals and schools.  

  • Office and offset papers
  • Liquid Packaging Board
  • Bleached chemical thermo-mechanical pulp (BCTMP)

The mill is a leader in the Russian office paper market and also exports its products to a number of Western European countries. In addition, the mill is the sole Russian producer of liquid packaging board.

Main product brands: Ballet Premier, Ballet Classic, Ballet Universal, SvetoCopy


The Svetogorsk mill is certified according to ISO 9001 (quality management system, since 2000), ISO 14001 (forest operations since 2001; environmental management system, since 2004) and OHSAS 18001 (health and safety management system, since 2006). In 2009, the mill obtained FSC Chain-of-Custody certification.