Fiber sourcing & biodiversity

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The forest is an important resource that we care for diligently. Through responsible forest management, SCA utilizes its environmental values and produces valuable, renewable raw material. SCA’s responsibility also extends to reviewing the purchasing of fresh fiber.

All its forests are certified in accordance with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) standard and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
  • We will achieve and maintain our target of zero fresh fiber-based material from controversial sources*, including pulp.
  • We will preserve the biodiversity of our forests. A minimum of 5% of our productive forest land will be set aside from forestry in our ecological landscape plans and a further 5% will be set aside as part of our consideration for nature in our managed forests. More on SCA's forest management

Outcome 2015

  • All deliveries of pulp to SCA’s facilities meet the requirements of 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 from forestry in the long term in our ecological landscape plans. In 2015, 14% of the area in planned harvesting sites was set aside for preservation.