Fiber sourcing & biodiversity

SCA’s wood sourcing policy has a clear position: to source wood only from non-controversial sources. SCA is using a global supplier standard to verify suppliers performance. As Europe’s largest private forest owner, SCA also takes its dual role as business leader and guardian of an important natural resource seriously.

All its forests are certified in accordance with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) standard and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Outcome 2013

  • All deliveries of pulp to SCA’s facilities met the Group target. All of SCA’s wood-consuming units are reviewed by independent auditors and meet the requirements of the Group target.
  • 7% of SCA’s productive forest land has been set aside in the long term from forestry in ecological landscape plans. In 2013, 15% of the area in planned harvesting sites was set aside for preservation.