SCA at the forefront of solving the climate issue
During 11 - 22 Nov 2013 the UN’s COP19 Climate Change Conference was held in Warsaw, Poland. In addition to politicians, a large number of stakeholder organizations were also participating including SCA. Their goal is to solve the climate issue and SCA presented a suggestion that might help to solve it.
SCA – a benchmark in sustainability reporting
SCA has been selected as a best practice example in sustainability reporting by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, wbcsd, in a report. The idea is to inspire wbcsd members to improve their reporting and disclosure.
SCA creates awareness for the global sanitation challenge on World Toilet Day
Every day, 4.000 children die from a lack of proper sanitation. Hygiene helps to prevent many diseases. On World Toilet Day SCA in the Netherlands joined forces with Oxfam Novib to raise awareness.
SCA supports emergency relief in the Philippines
More than 11 million people are believed to have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan and survivors are in desperate need of food, water, medical care and shelter. SCA supports Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency fund with a financial donation.
SCA included in WWF Environmental Paper Company Index
SCA is yet again recognized by World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) for leadership in transparency by disclosing its ecological footprint in the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index 2013 for its tissue operations.
Gains on two fronts from lower fuel consumption
Both the environment and the company’s economy have gained greatly from the hard work that SCA has done to reduce its RoRo vessels’ fuel consumption. The efforts have paid off and in 2013 SCA Logistics managed to reduce the fuel consumption by 3.4 percent compared to 2012. The reduction of environmental impact equals the electricity consumption of 1140 villas.
SCA saves water
Water matters. Every year millions of cubic meters of water pass through SCA’s paper mills around the world. Paper production requires a lot of water and SCA has established ambitious water targets to use it as intelligently and sustainably as possible – especially in water-stressed countries like Mexico, where water really matters.
Shape Magazine no 3 / 2013 is out – “Focus: Water”
Shape, SCAs magazine on trends, markets and business, has released its third issue for 2013. The theme is water and how the access to clean water will be the next big challenge for the global economy. The edition is also filled with many interesting stories, such as how waste products is reused as material in roads or what four dads from four parts of the world think about fatherhood and much more.
SCA publishes interim report for Q3 2013
SCA’s interim report for the period 1 January–30 September 2013.
New app from SCA teaches kids how to wash their hands
Kids in pre-school are curious and active and are constantly using their hands to explore their surroundings. A new international survey shows that three out of four parents believe that their family’s sick leave would decrease if there was better knowledge of hand hygiene at pre-schools.
SCA cuts annual energy costs by 2.7 million euro
By finding effective ways to reduce energy consumption SCAs company for solid-wood products SCA Timber saves over 2.7 million euros every year. The innovative thinking reduces energy consumption as well as makes less impact on the environment and contributes to a more sustainable society.
SCA once again recognized in Climate Disclosure Leadership Index
For the fourth time SCA has qualified for the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index, which represents 722 institutional investors with 87 trillion USD in assets under management, for its approach to climate change disclosure. The achievement is announced in the CDP Nordic 260 Climate Change Report 2013.
SCA Chairman in the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame
SCA chairman Sverker Martin-Löf has been recognized for outstanding leadership contributions to the paper industry. On October 3, he was inducted into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame.
First wind farm inaugurated
The first wind farm in SCA and Statkraft's big wind power investment was inaugurated on Thursday September 26. “It is one of the largest industrial projects in Sweden," said Jakob Norström, CEO of Statkraft SCA Vind AB.
Less emissions and great savings for SCA
Clever solutions and great teamwork by the operational staff have helped SCAs kraftliner mill in Munksund to decreased its emissions and exhausts by 13 procent meanwhile saving about 1,8 million euros per year in costs.
SCA included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
SCA has once again been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index, one of the world’s most prestigious sustainability indexes.
SCA wins two prizes in International CSR Awards
SCA’s British tissue brand Velvet and its program ‘Three Trees promise’ has been honored with two prestigious international CSR Excellence Awards. Not only did the program win the Sustainability category, but also the overall award as the highest scoring Champion.
Team SCA beats Volvo Ocean Race rivals in Rolex Fastnet Race
Team SCA has finished the Rolex Fastnet Race beating the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team, which will also compete in the next Volvo Ocean Race.
SCA’s mill in Austria found a way to turn waste into pallets
SCA’s tissue mill in Ortmann, Austria, has found a way to recycle its waste material by turning it into pallets. The innovation is in its early development, but the potential is great as it is both environmentally friendly and economically efficient.
The first big test for Team SCA
Offshore racing is a true test of teamwork and physical and mental endurance. The biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, one of the most famous offshore races in the world which starts on Sunday 11 August, covers 608 miles (978 km) of ocean and will push even the most experienced sailors to their limit. A record 372 boats have entered this classic offshore race in 2013 – and for Team SCA this will be the first time that they compete in such a high-profile event as part of the preparation for a round-the-world race.
SCA appoints new global agency partners
As part of the strategy to build strong global brands in the hygiene operations SCA will work with one global media agency network and two creative agency networks across SCA’s entire brand portfolio as of 1 September 2013. SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company, with strong global and regional brands within incontinence care, away-from-home tissue, consumer tissue, beauty care, baby care and feminine care products.
SCA drives educational school programs
SCA conducts several educational programs for teenagers in many markets across the globe, including Latin America, Asia, Australia and Europe. School programs in France and Mexico are just two examples.
Thinking about tomorrow’s energy today
SCA is sensitive to energy prices, both as a consumer and as a producer. As Europe moves into the uncharted energy world of tomorrow, it’s important to be aware of the many changes that the future might bring.
Life onboard m/v Ortviken
They work, sleep and spend their free time at their place of work, 24 hours a day for more than a month at a time. Periodically, the ship rolls severely, but the view is fantastic. Welcome aboard the m/v Ortviken, one of SCAs more unusual workplaces.
A different day working for SCA
When SCA decided to participate in Scandinavia’s biggest offshore sailing race they turned to their employees in search of crewmembers. Applications came from all over SCA and finally seventeen men and women from different areas of SCA were chosen. With backup from professional coaches they battled the Baltic Sea in a 600 kilometer race around the island of Gotland and back.
SCA inaugurates unique bio diversity park
SCA inaugurated its first Forestry and versatility park in Peltovaara, near the town of Gällivare in the north of Sweden on June 25. The park is part of a large forest area with a greater diversity than other forests. The initiative is part of SCA’s nature and environment work and the first in a series of parks to come.
SCA and Bodyform awarded gold lion in Cannes
SCAs feminine brand Bodyform has received a further accolade for the humorous video “The Truth” that was created as a response to a disgruntled boyfriend’s rant on Facebook. At the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity “The Truth” was awarded the highly desirable gold lion in the Cyber-category, a global benchmark of creative excellence.
A lighter forest footprint
It might sound odd, but military technology could be the way to a more efficient and environmentally sound type of forestry. A caterpillar track improves access and has less impact on the forest floor.
SCA donated 4.000 trees to fight against desertification in China
SCA has – with the help from thousands of our Weibo- and Facebook followers – donated 4.000 trees to a female farmer in the Ningxia desert in China. The farmer shares SCA’s passion for sustainability, and has for over a decade worked hard to stop the desertification by turning the desert into a forest.
SCA launches open innovation portal
To encourage and facilitate collaboration with external partners SCA is now launching a special open innovation portal.
SCA awarded for its sustainability reporting – again.
SCA has once more been awarded for its sustainability reporting. In a large independent comparison of companies listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Large Cap-list SCA was awarded “Best Sustainability Report 2012”.
SCA part of global sustainability debate
Today, SCA participates in a global panel discussion on innovative business growth, to share our view on how sustainability is reshaping businesses for the future.
Can SCAs female sailors make history?
CNN's MainSail and its anchor Shirley Robertson visited Lanzerote and Team SCA to train with the crew as they prepare for the Volvo Ocean Race. See the clip
SCA shares sustainable forestry management expertise at United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) recently invited forest industry leaders to discuss investments in sustainable forest management. SCA was one of the invited companies to their global forum in Istanbul, Turkey.
SCA raises awareness in China about incontinence
On April 14-17, SCA participated in a Health Care delegation to China to meet with key players within health care. The aim was to raise awareness about incontinence and the impact it has on the quality of daily life.
Community involvement is the SCA way
As a hygiene and forest industry company whose products touch many lives, SCA has a history of solid community relations. In fact, locally supported community involvement is a part of the business strategy.
SCA’s waste heat warms Austrian buildings
SCA’s mill in Ortmann, Austria, cooperates with a local energy provider and warms up 80 private and public buildings with just waste heat of the SCA Tissue Mill. This cooperation contributes to a carbon dioxide reduction of 1500 tons each year.
SCA still in the FTSE4Good Index
SCA continues to be a member company of the global sustainability index FTSE4Good for the 13th consecutive year, which confirms that SCA continues to deliver on its ambitious sustainability agenda.
Successful SCA Annual General Meeting 2013
On April 10, some 500 shareholders gathered for SCA’s Annual General Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. They had all reasons to feel happy with 2012, during the year SCA’s share price rose by 38 percent.
Team SCA will go to France
The port of Lorient located on the south coast of Brittany, France, is the tenth host city to be announced for the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race. France is now SCA's largest market, a result of our acquisition of Georgia-Pacific's European tissue business completed last year.
Forest from SCA turned into nature reserves
SCA and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have made an agreement to exchange land and about 23 000 hectares of forest land with high nature qualities from SCA will be turned into nature reserves.
SCA announces its first crew members to Team SCA
SCA has confirmed the first five crew members to officially join Team SCA. Team SCA is the only all-female team in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race.
SHAPE no 1 2013 is out
This year's first issue of SCA's SHAPE magazine on trends, markets and business is now available for download several different languages. The focus article describes how a growing number of companies see community relations not just as philanthropy but as part of a business strategy that creates value for both the company and the community.
SCA on World Forests Summit 2013
As Europes largest private forest owner SCA cares for the forest and for sustainable forestry. Therefore SCA participated when British magazine The Economist summoned to a World Forests Summit in Stockholm on March 6.
SCAs Annual- and Sustainability report 2012 released
2012 was an particularly exciting year with some of the largest business transactions in SCA’s history, manifesting our position as a leading global hygiene and forest products company.
SCA logotype evolution
SCA has gone through many changes in the last years. 2012 was particularly exciting with some of the largest business transactions in SCA’s history, manifesting our position as a leading global hygiene and forest products company. To reflect this change, the symbol of our company, the logotype, has been updated.
Team SCA goes to China
The Chinese city of Sanya, located in the Hainan Province in the southern part of the country, will be a stopover during the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race. SCA’s both business areas forest- and hygiene products are represented in China, and the country is a very important growth market for SCA.
SCA again honored for ethical practices
For the sixth consecutive year, SCA has been ranked among the world’s most ethical companies.
Team SCA starts training with second group of candidates
A second group of trial candidates for Team SCA, the all-female team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, has arrived in Puerto Calero, Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Spain.
36-hour race to find new SCA products
Last year SCA Forest Product was inspired by the previous 72-hour innovation race and organized a 36-hour race with the goal of finding new application areas for SCAs air laid absorbent material, Luna.
Historic U.S. stopover for Team SCA and Volvo Ocean Race
The Sailing Capital of the World, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, was today announced as a stopover during the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race, in which Team SCA will participate with an all-female crew. It is the first time that the Volvo Ocean Race, known as the Marathon of the Seas, will use Newport as a host city.
Swedish port final stopover for Team SCA
At the Gothenburg Boat Show today, the city was announced as the final stop-over port for the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race. Gothenburg is located on the North Sea in Southwestern Sweden, approximately half way between the capitals Copenhagen, Denmark, and Oslo, Norway. It is Sweden's second-largest city and the biggest port in Scandinavia.
Team SCA begins selecting best ever all-female crew
SCAs quest to put together the best all-female team for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 begins this weekend. The first tranche of international female candidates depart Southampton for a five-day sea trial to the Team SCA training camp at Puerto Calero in Lanzarote, Spain.
The Bo Rydin Foundation has supported science for over three decades
The Bo Rydin Foundation was founded by SCA in 1982. Since the start the foundation has promoted natural sciences at Swedish universities and institutions. Now the foundation can look back on more than 30 years of supporting science.
The 'City of Sails' as a stopover
Auckland, New Zealand, by many considered the world's premier sailing capital, will once again be an official stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race. Known as the ‘City of Sails’ due to its expansive inner harbours, mild climate and steady offshore winds, Auckland will be a host city during this nine-month marathon around the globe through the world’s most hostile seas.
Year-end Report 2012
Brazil first stopover announced for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015
Today, the Volvo Ocean Race organizers announced the first port of destination in the 2014-2015 stopover schedule – Recife, Brazil’s fifth-largest city located on the Atlantic Ocean in the Northeastern part of the country.
An expressive visual identity for a strong all-female crew
Now the visual identity for Team SCA’s Volvo Ocean Race training yacht has been revealed. The nature-inspired graphic and the magenta and navy blue colors aim to bring together and communicate a number of SCA’s key objectives for its participation in the Race.
SCA’s publication paper strengthens its environmental profile
SCAs environmental profile within publication paper products is now being strengthened even further. All of SCA’s paper grades, except for newsprint, will be labelled with the EU’s Ecolabel in the copy paper and graphic paper categories.
Continued demand for SCAs wood products in North Africa
After steady growth since 2006, the Arab Spring of 2011 brought about a temporary cessation of timber deliveries to Uni4 Marketing, a company in which SCA Timber has a shareholding. However, 2012 saw volumes increase again, primarily to the Egyptian market.
SCA turns ash into cash
There is money in paper recycling. Literally.
Power from SCA’s land
SCA is well on its way to becoming a major producer of renewable electricity. A number of wind turbines have already been installed, and another 350 or so will be erected by 2017.
SCA uses cutting edge technology
The thinner the saw blade, the better the yield. Every reduction in the width of a blade that cuts through Nordic pine at SCA's Bollsta Sawmill translates to big gains, both in revenue and for the forests.
SCA and City of Philadelphia Introduces New Composting/Recycling Program for Outdoor Events
In order to reduce outdoor event waste by 75 percent SCA partners with City of Philadelphia and provides 500 waste management bin stations.
Drypers awarded as best value diaper by popular Mother & Baby Singapore magazine
SCA’s Drypers Wee Wee DRY was named Best Value Disposable Diaper by the Singapore edition of the internationally-renowned magazine Mother & Baby.
Winter edition of SHAPE magazine focuses on recycling
The winter edition of SHAPE, SCA's magazine on trends, markets and business, is packed full with interesting stuff. Learn for example more about recycling and how secondhand markets for trash is expanding, how knowledge on sensory perceptions is used in consumer research, how thinner saw blades mean more wood and less waste for sawmills and much more.
SCA trains caregivers about elderly people’s hygiene needs in China
After educating several thousands of Chinese nurses over the past three years, SCA has broadened its education program to also train caregivers about elderly people’s hygiene needs.
SCA awarded for Best Sustainability Report 2011
SCA has the best sustainability report according to FAR, the professional institute for authorized public accountants, approved public accountants and other highly qualified professionals in the accountancy sector in Sweden.
Boo Ehlin appointed Vice President Media Relations at SCA
SCA has appointed Boo Ehlin as its new Vice President Media Relations. Mr. Ehlin will be responsible for group media contacts and will report to Joséphine Edwall-Björklund, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications.
SCA’s Tork products on record-breaking trek
A team making a record-breaking attempt to cross Antarctica during the winter are taking products from SCA’s hygiene brand Tork along with them.
European ranking says: SCA has one of Europe’s best websites
SCA’s corporate website sca.com has been ranked number one in Sweden and top three among Europe’s 500 biggest companies in the 16th annual edition of KWD Webranking 2012-2013. KWD Webranking is the biggest and most recognized ranking of corporate websites globally based on stakeholder demands.
Impressive results at Innovative Design Competition in Shanghai
During an Innovation Day at Tongji University in Shanghai SCA arranged an innovation competition among the students. A number of impressive, innovative ideas were presented.
SCA spreads insights using creative solutions
The number of elderly shoppers in the world is increasing. SCA in the Netherlands wanted to highlight this to its retail customers and arranged an unusual “ageing experiment”.
4 million extra trees planted in Brazil
SCA’s UK tissue brand Velvet has planted four million new trees in Brazil, thanks to the people who use Velvet tissue.
Team SCA acquires top-notch training boat
Team SCA’s preparations for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 with an all-female crew is continuing. Now the team has acquired a top-notch training boat from Puma to begin the team preparations
SCA helps the fight against cancer
Cancer is a disease that, in one way or another, affects people. Many initiatives to support the research on cancer and the people hurt by the disease are taken by SCA and its brands around the world. One example, The TENA Pink Ribbon campaign against breast cancer, has just ended.
Hand-made diapers help premature babies
With its Libero brand, SCA produces tiny diapers for the smallest of babies. Since premature babies have extremely sensitive skin, softness is critical.
SCA awarded for its online CSR communication
SCA has been awarded 2nd place for its Sustainability section on sca.com in the Nordic ranking by the fourth Lundquist CSR Online Awards 2012. Swedish telecom company Ericsson won 1st place and Finnish energy company Fortum came in third place. In 2011 SCA came in 5th place.
SCA two time winners in WWF Environmental Paper Awards 2012
At the WWF Environmental Paper Awards 2012 SCA was awarded in the categories “Transparency” and “Best Environmental Performance Paper Brands”. All of the awarded paper brands are produced at SCAs paper mill in Ortviken, Sweden.
SCA breaks record – 100 million seedlings delivered
For the first time ever, SCA’s NorrPlant nursery operation in Sweden delivered more than 100 million plants. “We have never exceeded 90 million before, so I am delighted that we have passed the 100-million mark,” says Jörgen Andersson, Head of Norrplant.
SCA China website goes live
The bilingual website is designed to address the 1.3 billion consumers in Mainland China. It provides an overview on SCA's business in China and worldwide, on our products and services, as well as news and updates. It also describes SCA's commitment to sustainable development and innovation, career life in SCA and contact information across various regions in China.
Viral success for SCA’s feminine hygiene brand Bodyform
SCA and its feminine hygiene brand Bodyform made national UK and international news regarding its video response to a post from a fan on Facebook. With massive international praise and over 3 million viewers on YouTube the response is a viral success.
SCA employee elected to the FSC International Board of Directors
Hans Djurberg, Sustainability Director at SCA, has been elected to the board of FSC International. FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is the most important and recognized platform available for dialogue on forestry, both globally and nationally.
Interim Report Q3 2012
SCA invests in new lime kiln
SCA has decided to invest approximately SEKm 490 in a new lime kiln at the kraftliner mill in Munksund, Sweden.
SCA recognized in Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index
For the third time SCA has qualified to the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, which represents 655 institutional investors with 78 trillion USD in assets under management, for its approach to climate change disclosure.
SCA commemorates Global Handwashing Day
October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, endorsed worldwide by governments, international institutions, civil society organizations, NGOs, private companies, and individuals. Why? Handwashing prevents spreading diseases and can even save lives.
New product launched by SCA
Celeste Filter is a new kraft pulp product recently launched by SCA Forest Products’ Östrand pulp mill. It is more porous than other Celeste products and is therefore well suited for production of products such as oil and air filters. Celeste filter will be delivered to producers of base paper for filters and in the next step of the value chain the filter paper is converted to end products, such as oil filters for cars.
SCA honors International Day of Older Persons
1 October is the United Nation’s Annual International Day of Older Persons, a day dedicated to honor, respect and care for the world's elderly. To honour this year´s theme of longevity, SCA is highlighting some of the numerous activities the company works on around the world for the elderly and the promotion of a long and healthy life.
SCA’s wind power engagement moves forward
Statkraft SCA Vind AB takes the next step in the joint wind power venture. Statkraft is investing SEK six Billion in two wind parks in Northern Sweden.
New report shows sustainability benefits of forests and forest products
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development has released a report highlighting the key role forests and forest products play for a sustainable world. Making more people aware of this is high on SCA’s agenda.
Baby designers at SCA’s Libero
This autumn the children themselves are behind the new diaper design from Libero.
SCA and TENA extend personal care product range
Two innovative products are added to TENA’s product range: self-tests for early detection of urinary tract infections and wet gloves. Both products improve care and save time for patients and caregivers.
Climate friendly sawmill
The Bollsta sawmill in Bollstabruk, Sweden, has increased its capacity for the production of bioenergy, limiting its need of fossil fuels.
All due respect
With a discerning focus on individual dignity and innovation, SCA beneﬁts from an abundance of opportunities in this ever-aging world.
App for running noses
Problems with hay fever? Well, if you live in Germany,
Austria or Switzerland you can download
a pollen app on your smartphone.
SCA fights desertification in China
In Inner Mongolia SCA is taking an active part in the fight against desertification, with donating and planting trees to support “Million Tree Project”, a local initiative.
SCA’s Tork launches ergonomic packaging system in Europe
The European cleaning industry is experiencing growth. At the same time, the high rate of work-related health problems associated with that growth means improvements in the sector are needed. The SCA brand Tork ® has taken on this challenge, launching Tork Easy Handling ™, a new ergonomic packaging system to help relieve some of the burden of the job.
SCA’s brand Drypers goes beyond diapering
SCA’s brand Drypers is extending their product line. Next to diapers, there will also be a new and full range of baby toiletries, which allows Drypers to offer a ”Complete Care” range of baby care products. The goal is to differentiate Drypers from its competitors and create a stronger connection to consumers.
Zewa for football champions
The European Football Championship kicks off June 8th in Poland and Ukraine. Zewa joins in with limited football editions of Zewa Soft toilet paper and Zewa Wisch & Weg household towels.
Stall bedding pellets – a new product from SCA
SCA BioNorr is now supplementing its production of fuel pellets by adding pellets for stall bedding and horsekeeping to its range. SCA BioNorr has developed a bedding material for horses and horse owners – Stall bedding pellets. The pellets are manufactured from pure sawdust and form an effective bedding product that, compared with such materials as planer shavings, save both time and space and improve the finances of horse owners.
Search for the best
Would you like to work at one of the best corporate websites in Europe? SCA is looking for an Online Communications Manager for its external website and social media channels.
72-Hour race to innovation at SCA’s paper mill in Ortviken
Fueled by heaps of chocolates and countless cups of coffee, the teams competing in the “72-Hour Race to Innovation” had surpassed all expectations. They’d come up with 18 new projects for SCA’s Ortviken paper mill in central Sweden — not mere pie-in-the-sky ideas but concepts with practical potential and even preliminary designs.
Spring issue of SHAPE magazine focuses on green money
The spring issue of SHAPE, SCA's magazine on trends, markets and business, focuses on questions like how we decouple growth from environmental impact, how thinner baby diapers and towels are absorbing better, and how new tissue dispensers at Dairy Queen solved littering problems.
SCA acquires French timber-processing company
SCA has acquired PLF, France’s largest independent supplier of wood based construction products to the builders merchants sector. PLF distributes timber products to the builders merchants sector throughout France and also conducts extensive timber-processing activities, including coating and surface treatment of timber products for interior and exterior use.
A small green revolution in Sweden
SCA’s new tree seedling minimises environmental impact and speeds up planting. Half as large as its predecessor, it also contributes to cost efficient transportation.
SCA on Fortune list with most admired companies
SCA has moved up from the third to the second rank in CNN / Fortune’s list of the world’s most admired forest and paper companies.
French Red Cross and SCA distribute hygiene kits to the poor
As a major hygiene caring company, SCA associated to the French Cross / Croix Rouge to distribute 40,000 hygiene kits to the homeless and the poorest in the country.
SCA best in tissue category in WWF’s Environmental Paper Company Index 2011
SCA, a global hygiene company and makers of the Tempo, Zewa, Edet and Tork brands, was ranked best in the overall category, Tissue and on Responsible Fibre Sourcing in WWF´s Environmental Paper Company Index (EPI) 2011.
French consumers selected SCA’s Nana 2 in 1 liners their Product of the Year
SCA’s Nana 2 in 1 liners have been selected as Product of the Year 2012* by a consumer panel consisting of over 20,000 French consumers. Their vote builds on three criteria: attractiveness, innovation and value to use.
SCA & BioGaia researching on probiotic bacteria in hygiene products
BioGaia is a world leader in probiotic bacteria products, working closely with doctors around the world and selling its products mainly in drugstores. SCA and BioGaia have signed a longterm partnership agreement to develop new products in the future with a focus on health.
SCA sees big potential for incontinence care in Brazil
Brazil represents a new market for SCA. In September 2011, SCA acquired Pro Descart, a family-owned manufacturer near São Paulo with the No.2 position in Brazil’s incontinence care market.
Innovations in focus throughout SCA Forest Products
“At SCA Forest Products, we focus extensively on innovation in terms of products, business development and creative business solutions. We have to work innovatively to strengthen our competitiveness and to take the best possible advantage of the investments made in our plants. But what we don’t need is political broadsides below the waterline,” says Ulf Larsson, President of SCA Forest Products.
SCA receives Russian Product of the Year award for 7th year in row
SCA has for the seventh year in a row received the Product of the Year / Товар года award in Russia for Zewa toilet paper. SCA has also been awarded for the first time for the Zewa handkerchiefs. This success goes line in line with sales increase for both product categories.
SCA supports social responsibility initiatives for Christmas
As a caring company, SCA has selected different initiatives around the world to support before Christmas, amongst them the Red Cross in Sweden, UNICEF, Kinder beschenken Kinder in Germany, the National Autism Society of Malaysia, the Salvation Army of Australia and the children at the Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool, UK.
Three new employer recognitions for SCA in Scandinavia
SCA has lately been awarded with the UNIVERSUM KarriärBarometern and FöretagsBarometern amongst the young in Sweden and the ArbejdsmiljøPrisen in Denmark.
Record number of 229 submissions to the SCA Packaging Design Challenge
SCA has received the record number of 229 submissions to this year’s edition of the SCA Packaging Design Challenge: 145 for the LEGO packaging category and 84 for SCA’s Tempo packaging category. Open globally for the first time, the competition attracted students from countries such as Egypt, Hong Kong, Argentina, USA, China and India. Read more on scapackaging.com.
SCA interviewed at COP17 world climate conference in Durban
Patrik Isaksson, VP Environmental Affairs at SCA, has been interviewed by the UN Climate Change TV at the 17th world climate conference - COP17* in Durban, South Africa.
SCA helps reduce food waste with better packaging
Every year, as much as one third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted along the supply chain, according to a study commissioned by the United Nations food agency. This report also estimates that the per capita food waste by consumers in Europe and North-America is 95 - 115 kg per year. Read more on scapackaging.com.
SCA built TENA conversation couch for difficult topics
“I know I’m not the only one who has this condition, but I feel like I am.” These are the words of a participant in a recent focus group among women with bladder weakness conducted by SCA in Atlanta in the US.
France warms to wood
Most French houses have traditionally been built with stone, brick or concrete. But a recent shift in policy, along with a campaign highlighting the benefits of wood, are encouraging the French to change their building habits and increase their consumption of wood substantially.
SCA will reduce water consumption in water stressed regions
Water usage is a prioritized issue at SCA and focus is now put on water stressed areas. By 2015, SCA will reduce its water consumption in water stress regions with 10%, and all pulp and paper mills will employ mechanical and biological water treatment plants.
SCA study shows: Children want to spend more time in the forests
November 20 we are celebrating UN’s Universal Day of Children, and this year is also the International Year of Forests. Consequently SCA takes the chance to talk more about what children really want: To spend and play more time in the fresh air and the forests.
World Toilet Day: Tork toilet barometer launched
SCA’s hygiene brand Tork has launched the Toilet barometer 2011 - a survey conducted in eight European countries. Amongst this year’s results are: 84% believe that kitchen staff do not wash their hands before preparing food (UK), one in three believes that cooks pick up food that has fallen on the floor and use it for cooking (Sweden), and 66% have decided to never visit a restaurant again because of lousy hygiene (France).
Hygiene Matters: Poor hygiene standards affect women most
Poor hygiene standards in public places affect women more than men. More women than men refrain from using public toilets or public facilities such as gyms and swimming pools due to poor hygiene and lack of cleanliness, according to SCA's nine-country Hygiene Matters survey.
Hygiene Matters: Hygiene is a larger issue than soap and water
Personal hygiene is at the heart of a person's identity and sense of dignity. Being able to care for one's personal hygiene on one's own is very important, according to SCA’s nine-country Hygiene Matters survey. This fact combined with the taboo surrounding urinary incontinence can make everyday life very difficult for many people.
SCA plays with optical illusions on packaging
What we see is what we believe. That’s why a flat image can look like 3-D and why quite ordinary boxes can look stunningly exciting just by tricking the eye. SCA has already experimented with optical illusions on packaging.
SCA has Sweden's best website
This week KWD, King Worldwide, ranked SCA’s corporate website sca.com as Sweden's best with 80.5 out of 100 possible points (a plus of 5.50 points compared to last year) in a European webranking of more than 950 websites.
Peat – another SCA biofuel for the future
Sweden’s second-largest peatland lies in Saltmyran, south of Arvidsjaur. The area comprises nearly 500 hectares and SCA has been harvesting peat there since 2000.
TENA Lady Maxi Night best selling hygiene product novelty in Germany
SCA’s incontinence care product TENA Lady Maxi Night is the best selling hygiene product novelty at German retailers between July 2010 and June 2011.
SCA qualifies to Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index 2011
For the second year in a row, SCA has qualified to the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. The index recognizes companies with the best reporting practises and performance to tackle carbon dioxide emissions and climate change.
SCA supports flood relief efforts in Thailand
Thailand’s worst flood in 50 years has swept across the country, affecting the lives of millions of people. In addition to donating Drypers baby diapers to an emergency relief centre on the outskirts of Bangkok, SCA associates have also contributed both their time and personal income towards lending a hand to flood victims.
SCA helps Somalian refugees to get forestry jobs
Finding a job as a refugee in a new country is not easy. SCA is involved in a project in Arvidsjaur in northern Sweden that helps Somalian refugees get jobs.
SCA hygiene brand Tork celebrating the Global Handwashing Day
On October 15th the world celebrates Global Handwashing Day – an international initiative to promote the undisputed health effects of handwashing. SCA's hygiene brand Tork puts focus on one crucial question - How do we manage hygiene when away from home? Read more on sca-tork.com.
Autumn issue of SHAPE magazine focuses on sustainable energy
The autumn issue of SHAPE, a magazine from SCA on trends, markets and business, focuses on sustainable energy sources and how SCA turns foresting scraps into renewable energy. Another story tells how the French have re-discovered wood in house building.
Children learning hygiene habits with SCA’s Pequeñin Fres-Kid’s line
Since 1983 SCA’s South American baby diaper brand Pequeñin has developed baby care products to support caring parents in the early stages of childhood. But SCA wanted to go further in the next stage of childhood by assisting parents in creating correct hygiene habits with the help of the Pequeñin Fres-Kid’s product line.
SCA celebrates responsible forest management
FSC FRIDAY | SCA is the world’s largest supplier of products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The FSC label guarantees the products come from sustainable forestry and controlled recycling processes. SCA joins the global celebrations today of “FSC Friday” – an annual event to celebrate and promote responsible forest management.
SCA’s fast growing Plenty consumer tissue goes outdoors
Plenty, SCA’s leading household towel brand in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, is launching Plenty The Big One. The new product aims to increase consumer uses outside the kitchen.
New TENA Duo loved by caregivers in Australasia
Incontinence pads are changed over 53,000 times a day in Australian nursing homes for management of faecal incontinence (FI). This leads to loss of time as well as unnecessary spend on avoidable pad changes caused by contamination. Consequently this spring SCA launched the bowl shaped TENA Duo Protection Layer in Australia and New Zealand, protecting the base pad from FI.
Teaming National Restaurant Association for national food safety in the US
Tork, SCA’s global hygiene brand for away-from-home paper products, teams up with the National Restaurant Association for the National Food Safety Eduation Month (NFSEM) education campaign running in the United States throughout September. Read more on torkusa.com.
SCA packaging design challenge partners LEGO® and Tempo
Students and non-professional packaging desingers from around the world are invited to submit their work to the SCA Packaging Design Challenge 03. This year’s challenge: to create an innovative packaging design for LEGO’s ‘Bricks and More’ starter set and SCA’s Tempo tissue box.Read more about the SCA Packaging Design Challenge on scapackaging.com.
SCA in Dow Jones Sustainability Index
SCA has once again been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index, which is one the world’s most prestigious sustainability indexes.
SCA launches game changing TENA Belt in China
HYGIENE | As a new member of SCA’s incontinence care product family, TENA Belt focuses on skin comfort and health. It has lesser material, increased airiness and breathability, providing more dignity for the patient and lesser burden for caregivers. The belt was officially released in July at TENA’s Caregiver Day of 2011 in Shanghai as part of the "What you feel, I feel" campaign.
Top students advise SCA in real business cases
32 master students from business schools in 14 countries participated end of August in a so called “Live Case”, arranged by SCA and the Stockholm School of Economics. The students were asked to present alternative ways to enter developing and emerging markets, combining growth, sustainability and poverty reduction. The results were not only ideas on new business models, an extended product portfolio and marketing concepts, but also broken prejudices among the students.
SCA donates feminine care products to women refugees
HYGIENE | UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, is working intensively to provide hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from fighting and drought in Somalia with supplies. SCA is contributing to the health and dignity of women and girls by donating 1.6 million feminine towels, which will be distributed in refugee camps.
SCA signs a major partnership on hygiene with Red Cross in France
HYGIENE |As a major responsible hygiene player, SCA has signed an important partnership with the French Red Cross. The long term program includes four main initiatives: distribution of hygiene kits for homeless and vulnerable people, an educational road show in schools for teenagers, information action for elderly and internal commitment for SCA employees.
Boom in eco-friendly paper
FOREST PRODUCTS | Despite the recession, the use of environmentally certified printing paper has continued to grow. Eco-paper is expected to be increasingly important for printing houses to remain competitive in coming years.
TENA helps empower Malaysia’s elderly
HYGIENE | More than 200 nurses and caregivers took part in the first TENA Empowering the Elderly forum held in Kuantan, Malaysia, in February.
SCA and 2theloo cooperating for better restrooms
HYGIENE |At the beginning of 2011, SCA signed an international contract with 2theloo, a start-up company of a chain of toilet shops striving to turn the visit to a public restroom into unique and fun experiences. The project was initiated by SCA in the Netherlands and involves the brands Tork, Libresse, TENA, Edet, Tempo and Zewa.
SCA and Samskip extend cooperation
FOREST PRODUCTS | Since the start of the year, SCA's transport and logistics comapany Transforest and Samskip have built on their previous cooperation by jointly offering their customers container transport between Rotterdam, Stockholm and Northern Sweden. The two companies have previously collaborated on transport services to and from Helsingborg, eastern and central Europe. Read more in New Ways 2/2011 (pdf).
Dream kitchen made of SCA cardboard
PACKAGING | Imagining a kitchen when you have only an empty space in a new house is not easy. Therefore, the Dutch company CUBIQZ in collaboration with SCA came up with a smart solution: a kitchen made of corrugated board.
SCA supporting cancer research with Sorbent Sing for Daffodil Day
HYGIENE |Sorbent, SCA’s leading brand for toilet tissue, facial tissue and toilet hygiene wipes in Australia, is proud to once again be supporting the Cancer Council Australia with its annual Daffodil Day fundraiser. Since 2007, Sorbent has contributed over AUD 580,000 to Cancer Council Australia, helping to fund vital cancer research, prevention and support services.
SCA helps customers reach sustainability
By developing products that fit the key trends of the future, SCA is helping customers make smart, sustainable choices.
SCA offering certified compostable Tork napkins
HYGIENE | SCA is the first away-from-home manufacturer to attain certification on its line of napkins from the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), one of the largest independent compost certification groups in North America. This initiative ensures the napkin’s product lifecycle from development, production, use and disposal remains environmentally responsible. Read more on torkusa.com.
SCA and Grieg Star offer regular transports to North America
FOREST PRODUCTS | The SCA transport and logistics company Transforest and Grieg Star Shipping are offering their mutual customers a regular transport service from Northern Sweden, Helsingborg and Rottertam to several ports in the Gulf of Mexico and the US East coast. Read more in New Ways 2/2011 (pdf).
SCA wins export award in Germany
HYGIENE | SCA’s hygiene operations in Germany are this year’s winner of the Swedish Export Award or Schwedischer Exportpreis in the large corporations’ category. Since 2003, the Swedish Export Prize is distributed each year by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany and the Swedish Trade Council in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Berlin.
Renowed artist Michelangelo Pistoletto uses SCA corrugated material
PACKAGING | Leading Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto is exhibiting at the Serpentine Gallery in London this summer. His creations are made of over 5,000 meters of single flute corrugated board. Read more on scacontainerboard.com.
SCA investing £ 15 million into UK tissue mill
HYGIENE | SCA has invested £ 15 million in new state-of-the-art equiptment at its Tyne Valley site enabling SCA to produce Tork zigzag-fold towels in the UK and to increase the capacity of recycled tissue fibre in the UK.
SCA produced clothing display for Stella McCartney
PACKAGING | SCA’s packaging design team has once again produced pop-up displays for Stella McCartney’s clothing. The animal shaped units are being installed at various Selfridges across Europe.
Team spirit between SCA and Wickes created better business
The concept of ‘partnering’ - creating trusted cross-disciplinary project teams from construction clients and contractors - is now an established one. Innovative use of this concept in retailing has created a profitable bond of excellence between DIY retailer Wickes, its parent company Travis Perkins, and SCA Timber in Britain and Sweden.
SCA breaks incontinence taboos in China with knowledge
As China’s population ages, there is a growing need in the country for incontinence care. But it’s difficult to talk about the issue. SCA trains nurses in incontinence which allows the taboo topic to be handled more openly.
Small SCA diaper and liner packages for small budgets
By offering inexpensive hygiene products in small packages, SCA is making everyday life easier for millions of people in high-growth and developing countries.
Supply of Tork hygiene products to research base on Antarctica renewed
SCA is celebrating 10 years as hygiene partner of the Scott Base on Antarctica that mainly provides services and accommodation for research parties. The selection of products and tissue is carefully compiled to help reduce waste and storage.
More and more countries are climbing up the hygiene pyramid
Consumption of hygiene products has a strong correlation with income level. Picture a pyramid, with toilet paper on the bottom and incontinence products at the top. More and more countries are now climbing up the personal care pyramid and SCA is present, offering inexpensive hygiene products in small packages.
Beruf und Familie certificate for SCA in Germany
SCA’s hygiene operations in Germany, along with 265 German companies, were awarded in Berlin with the berufundfamilie (Work and Family) audit certificate for a family aware HR policy.
SCA’s Tempo handkerchiefs take on Tunisia
SCA's tissue brand Tempo just expanded into Tunisia with the launch of a range of soft-pack hankies and boxed tissues as the first premium-quality hanky in the country.
Summer issue of SHAPE magazine focuses on sustainability in the design process
The summer issue of SHAPE, a magazine from SCA on trends, markets and business, focuses on being sustainable from the start, when the product is designed. Another story tells about the three seconds that a retail product's package has to attract a shopper before they move on to something more alluring.
New Tork report: Green business plans profitable
Americans are growing more environmentally conscious. A new survey from the SCA brand Tork shows that a company’s environmental ambitions affect how people spend and dine. But a green business plan must be customized.
Father’s Day: Only 15 percent of men buy diapers for their babies
According to SCA’s Hygiene Matters Report 2011 only 15.4 percent of men in buy diapers for their babies, while 67.5 percent of women do it. As Father’s Day is celebrated on June 19 in the USA, UK, Canada, France, China and many other countries, it’s good to remind us that gender equality is still not fully developed when it comes to child care.
SCA focusing on sustainability on the web
SCA has during the last years started several initiatives on the Internet, focusing on sustainability using web sites, news feeds, blogs and social media. Here comes the definitive guide to SCA's sustainable web initiatives.
SCA’s Libero customers designed 18,000 sun hats
This spring, Libero, SCA's baby diaper brand, arranged a design competition in which customers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland could design child hats.
Entire Purex toilet tissue range now FSC certified
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY | SCA is re-launching Purex, New Zealand’s leading toilet tissue brand. The new Purex range is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) guaranteeing that all pulp raw material is accredited as sourced from responsibly managed forests.
High tech helps to protect SCA forests with high conservation value
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY | Broadband and high tech solutions many miles into the wilds. That’s reality in SCA forests: machines equipped with advanced mobile data networks.
SCA headquarters is a green building
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY | Stockholm Waterfront is a spectacular new building in the heart of the city. The location and green technology were crucial in SCA’s decision to move its corporate headquarters there.
SCA and Dutch singer DesRay producing the longest music video
Dutch singer DesRay is working together with SCA brands Edet and Libresse in the Netherlands. The Sing That Song! initiative is part of the Hygiëne Helpt or Hygiene Helps project together with NGO Oxfam Novib to create awareness about the hygiene conditions in Southern Sudan.
SCA inaugurates Innovation Centre in Shanghai
With a grand opening ceremony SCA launched its hygiene products global innovation center in Shanghai China on May 20. The purpose of the centre is to learn from Chinese consumer insights and translate them into innovations for China, Asia-Pacific and global markets.
A story about an heart attack and helpful colleagues at SCA
Rhoda Schnitzer, HR and Communications manager at SCA, received a shocking phone call when she was working for SCA in Stockholm.
Full control at the plant nursery
Nearly 100 million seedlings are covered with snow in the outdoor cultivation plots at SCA NorrPlant, waiting to be ready for delivery as spring approaches. All the seedlings are monitored closely through extensive sampling. SCA NorrPlant has a new, unique website where you can graphically view the status of all seedlings.
TENA protective underwear to look good on men and women
As from April SCA TENA brand will launch one of its most important innovations as of yet – the gender specific pant. TENA will then pave way for an entirely new niche in the Adult Incontinence Care Market, Protective Underwear, which will make life a lot easier for its consumers.
SCA promoting the five Zewa Wisch&Weg ultra absorbers across Germany
SCA’s German brand Zewa, the inventor of the kitchen roll and the country’s number one kitchen roll, has relaunched Zewa Wisch&Weg (Zewa Wipe&Clean) paper towels with a more dynamic packaging design as well as a more clearly structured product range.
SCA launching Drypers diapers and TENA incontinence care range in Vietnam
SCA has introduced its Drypers baby diaper and TENA incontinence care range simultaneously to Vietnam. The launch was backed up by sales events in two major Vietnamese cities this spring: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city.
Innovation moving up on sca.com
April 15 is the starting point for the World Creativity and Innovation Week. It’s also the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the greatest innovators in the history of human kind. Innovation is also one of SCA’s key strategies for profitable growth. That’s why we have put some effort in making innovation more visible on SCA’s website.
SCA introducing thinner diapers
INNOVATION | Drier, softer, thinner. After having prioritized environmentally sound diapers and offering Swan ecolabeled diapers, SCA is following the trend of thin diapers.
Tempo hankies for kids foster independence and capabilities
INNOVATION | The Hong Kong marketing team has once again given a new and creative boost to the Tempo business. The Tempo Hanky for Kids launched in Hong Kong in September 2010 and it was not just a launch of a new product. A new character named Ploppy was born and the core of the campaign was the independence and capability of kids.
Three new best employer trophies for SCA
SCA is once again represented in the Swedish top ten employer list. At the same time SCA has been received the Top Arbeitgeber 2011 award in Germany, while SCA has been named as one of the Top Workplaces in Philadelphia, USA.
Social media stands now for one third of SCA's presence on the web
INNOVATION | SCA started to be active in social media about two years ago by launching a video channel on YouTube. Today the company maintains almost ten official channels in social media, which together now constitute one third of SCA’s total presence on the Internet on a group level.
Trueflo makes bulk shipment of liquids efficient and secure
INNOVATION | Trueflo by SCA is a new system designed and developed specifically as a one-trip solution for the efficient and secure bulk shipment of liquids and semi-liquids.
SCA continues to be in the FTSE4Good global sustainability index
SCA has qualified for the eleventh consecutive year for the FTSE4Good global sustainability index. FTSE4Good’s review proved again that SCA has a strong sustainability strategy.
Ortviken paper mill tracks electricity price hour by hour
EARTH HOUR 2011 | The shift production engineer at SCA's Ortviken paper mill, Sweden, produces a forecast about the amount of electricity planned to be used so that the correct amount of electricity at the right price can be procured. To facilitate preparing the forecast, it is developed using a special computer program designed by Lars-Olof Ivarsson, production engineer on the fourth shift.
Tissue mill in the UK reduced energy consumption by 10 percent
EARTH HOUR 2011 | SCA's tissue mill in Trafford Park, UK, has reduced its energy consumption by 10 percent. The project, which is part of the ESAVE energy-savings program, provides an annual savings of EUR 600,000 and 3,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
SCA celebrating the International Year of Forests and the World Forest Day
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. Moreover March 21 is World Forest Day. As Europe’s largest private forest owner SCA forest activities support the agenda of the UN’s International Year of the Forest in many ways.
Innovative launch of Libresse Secure Fit in Malaysia
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY | 2010 the Libresse secure fit platform was launched in Malaysia. This is unique in many ways, not only because it is the first Asian market entry for The Libresse secure fit but also because it was decided to launch with a price line, which is completely new in the feminine category in Malaysia.
Release your whoah with Bodyform
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY | You could be the next voice of Bodyform's iconic jingle. Do you have what it takes to release your whoah? From Monday February 28th, SCA's feminine care brand Bodyform is launching a UK wide search to find an undiscovered vocal talent to become the star of its next national radio advertising campaign in summer 2011.
A story about walking in an older customer’s shoes
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY | Anastasia Shchukina, Business analyst marketing & sales at SCA in Munich, Germany participated in a research project for SCA’s TENA incontinence care products. In a video she tells about how she got the opportunity to get a first-hand look at how older customer see and interact with the product pack and display.
Swedish breast cancer foundation says Tack!
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY | “One out of nine women in Sweden suffers from breast cancer and one out of four has experienced bladder weakness,” says Meta Grundén, Regional marketing manager at SCA.
Purex partners Red Cross in New Zealand
Following on from SCA’s strong support and donations of the Samoan tsunami and Christchurch earthquake, Purex has become the official sponsor of the Red Cross in New Zealand for 2011.
SCA offers FSC certified containerboard from all six mills
SCA’s Lucca mill in Italy has recently received the FSC Chain of Custody certificate so that all SCA now can offer containerboard from all six mills.
SCA’s plant in Oława produces with renewable energy only
The site in Oława, Poland, is SCA’s first production facility for personal care products in Europe to manufacture products with renewable energy only. The Oława factory, built in 1999, delivers TENA incontinence care products, and Libero as well as private label baby diapers.
Inauguration of new SCA tissue plant in Mexico
Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderón, took part in the formal inauguration of SCA’s new tissue plant in Mexico.
Less waste in SCA's sawmills generates more volume
SCA's Munksund sawmill, Sweden wants to get more from the logs it saws, and is thus starting a project to increase efficiency. The project comprises the entire sawmill.
SCA provides Russian orphanages with playgrounds and vehicles
Just before Christmas, SCA arranged a festive ceremony in Russia where a school bus was given to an orphanage in the Tula region near SCA’s tissue mill in Sovetsk. The event was part of the Zewa charity initiative Give Children a Touch of Care (Подари Заботу Детям ) that included providing more than 40 Russian orphanages with transport vehicles and playgrounds.
SCA listed in WWF’s paper benchmarking tool
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has recently launched the global benchmarking tool Check Your Paper for pulp and paper products at the PaperWorld trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. The tool is an online database that helps buyers to find products with the lowest environmental impact. SCA is one of the first companies to be represented in the tool.
Lower energy consumption at SCA with cleaner pulp
Researchers at SCA R&D Centre are currently trying to find methods for utilising the extractive substances found in trees. If they succeed, the results could save energy and lead the way to new products.
New global supplier standard for SCA hygiene business
SCA is a leader within sustainability. To keep our position, it’s not enough to just raise the demands on our own business; we must also put demands on our suppliers. This is exactly the purpose with the new Global Supplier Standard - to further drive SCA performance and the performance of our suppliers through the use of clear criteria.
Saba joins forces with Fundación Cim*ab to beat breast cancer
Saba, SCA’s leading feminine care brand in Mexico and Central America, has joined forces with the Mexican NGO Fundación Cim*ab that has been fighting for the timely detection of breast cancer.
New TENA body-close fit pants for active lifestyle
Incontinence care pants are the obvious solution for active consumers who do not want bladder weakness to stop them from having a dynamic lifestyle. But pants can sometimes be bulky around the body and leakage might occur.
SCA responds to Australian flood crisis
In response to the devastating flood crisis in Queensland, Australia, various activities are currently underway to ensure SCA provides as much support as possible.
SCA - a popular employer, says survey
SCA scored high in the employer brand company Universum’s yearly surveys on most popular employers in Sweden.
SCA opens new sales company for timber in China
For the past five years, SCA Timber has had a representative in Hong Kong, focusing on sales and contract manufacturing. SCA is now about to take the next step and open a sales company in Hong Kong – SCA Timber China & S.E. Asia Ltd – as the solid wood products market in China is becoming more and more interesting.
Nuvenia enters partnership with Italian gynecologists
During their recent annual meeting the Associazione Ostetrici Ginecologi Ospedalieri Italiani (AOGOI) has officially announced their partnership with Nuvenia, SCA’s Italian brand for feminine care products.
UN's biodiversity year doesn't stop at SCA
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity. The year is winding down, but the work won't stop.
New applications for biomaterial at SCA
SCA is involved in a number of different projects aimed at producing a higher degree of added value and more eficient use of the large quantity of forest raw materials owned by the company.
Tens of thousands of votes in the Libresse music video contest
Starring in a music video is something many young women can only dream of. However this dream became a reality for 20 lucky women, who were voted for by the Malaysian public as finalists to star in a Libresse "Super Something" music video.
Festive feelings with SCA's Deeko tableware
The festive season is now upon us and SCA’s brand Deeko in Australia and New Zealand has a new disposable tableware range designed to help us celebrate in style.
SCA's ships transporting wind turbines
Since the summer, SCA Transforest has been transporting wind turbines to northern Sweden on its system ships. Because a number of large-scale wind farms will be built during the coming years, this is a business with great potential.
SCA celebrating 60 years of trading at the Stockholm stock exchange
This fall, SCA is celebrating 60 years as a public company traded on Stockholm’s stock exchange. At its market debut in September 1950, the share price was SEK 130, a considerable amount that few private individuals could afford.
SHAPE 4/2010 talks openly about male incontinence
SHAPE, a magazine from SCA on trends, markets and business, focuses on one of our last great taboos - male incontinence. Lignin, hemicellulose and resin are just some of the new forest-based products that could replace oil-based materials in the future. And Petra Wadström presents her invention Solvatten to provide clean water where there is no electricity.
SCA's view on the Cancun meeting
The global summit on climate changes is taking place in Cancun, Mexico, right now, ending on December 10. Group news asked our Senior Vice President Sustainability, Kersti Strandqvist, about her and our company´s thoughts.
SCA cares for underprivileged babies in Malaysia
SCA donated over 10,000 Drypers baby diapers and a grand total of 100,000 Ringgit to four charities in Malaysia. The Drypers "Change for Charity" initiative invited parents in Malaysia to perform a simple diaper change for their babies at the event, and saw a total of 1,073 baby diapers changed across five days from 20th to 24th October.
TENA sponsored Elderly Festival in Estonia
On Elderly Day (Eakate festival) SCA’s incontinence care brand TENA sponsored the hugely popular Elderly Festival for the first time. More than 4,000 people in their sixties and over participated.
Easier to carry with Tork Carry Pack
SCA has launched Tork Carry Pack, a plastic packaging of the new multi fold paper towels.
Buildbase and SCA in efficiency project for medium sized builders
To help the small to medium sized builders amongst its customer base, UK national builders merchant Buildbase, part of the Grafton Group plc, has launched a special scheme with the help of SCA Timber.
SCA celebrates the World Toilet Day
November 19 is World Toilet Day. This is a day to remind us that one out of five children die of diarrhoeal disease due to the fact that 2.6 billion people worldwide are without access to proper sanitation.
SCA offers a complete line of eco-labelled baby diapers
Libero, SCA’s baby diaper brand, has extended its range of eco-labelled products in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark so that we can now offer eco-labelled baby diapers in all sizes.
Take SCA's sustainability survey
We need your input! We would like to know what you consider to be most important when it comes to sustainability and SCA by taking a short sustainability survey.
Sustainable light bulb packaging wins SCA Packaging Design Challenge
60 “fat free” packaging concepts from students and non-professional designers all over Europe participated in the second edition of SCA Packaging’s Design Challenge. Both of the winning concepts are light bulb packages.
Employee health care big issue at SCA in the US
Do companies take as good care of their employees as their equipment? Employee health care has become a big issue as health care costs continue to spiral upward in the US.
Satisfied publication paper customers
SCA is generally better than its competitors in the publication paper market. This was shown in a survey conducted last spring among customers that purchase lightweight coated paper, supercalendered publication paper and newsprint.
Sustainable supply chains top story in SCA’s magazine SENSE 2/2010
SENSE, a magazine from SCA on sustainability, focuses this time on the opportunities to influence the social and environmental footprints of your suppliers. Moreover you can read about the International Year of Biodiversivity, prostate cancer, SCA’s employee health programme in the USA and SCA’s geothermal energy projects in New Zealand.
SCA adapts packages to small Wal-mart stores in Mexico
Wal-mart…the ubiquitous ‘big box’ store with Arkansas roots has become the largest and most influential retailer in the world. To continue to grow, Wal-mart has developed new small store formats, designed to work in regions that cannot support a superstore.
FSC awards SCA
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has awarded SCA for its outstanding achievement in promoting the FSC brand.
SCA forms new business unit SCA Energy
SCA will merge its operations in the field of renewable energy into one new business unit. In addition to encompassing such existing business operations as wind power, forest-based fuel and fuel pellets, the new unit, which will be called SCA Energy, will assume responsibility for the development of new business opportunities in the energy sector.
SCA launches Tempo toilet paper in Italy with Morbistenza
SCA’s new toilet paper Tempo was elected product of the year 2010 in Germany and innovation of the year 2009 in Austria. SCA now continues this success story southwards with a launch in Italy.
Packaging awards for joint innovation between SCA and Mars
A shelf and retail ready packaging solution developed by SCA in close collaboration with Mars Western Europe, won the top prize at the German 2010 Packaging Awards, Deutscher Verpackungspreis in the Displays and Promotional Packaging category. At the same time the “Christina J" design, also the result of a close cooperation between Mars and SCA, won silver at the Dutch “De Gouden Noot” awards of the Nederlands Verpakkingscentrum.
Treasures nappies re-launched with “quality time” bonus
SCA has just merged its two New Zealand nappy brands Treasures Giggles and Treasures Ultra into one new improved range. The re-launch is backed up by a campaign to celebrate the importance of spending quality time with babies.
Interview with Michael Cronin, president of SCA Packaging
SCA Packaging is well along the road to increased profitability. Important reasons are a better cost structure, greater transparency and increased focus on selected market. Michael Cronin, president of SCA Packaging, talks about strategies, integration, innovation and the environment.
Lower fuel consumption and emissions with new timber truck
After 18 months, the "ETT vehicle" operating on a trial basis in Norrbotten, Sweden saved the equivalent of 210,000 kilometres. The truck has the capacity for one stack more than standard timber vehicles and contributes to reducing heavy traffic when transporting SCA's timber.
Best carbon reporting in Sweden
SCA has received The New Economy Carbon Leadership Award 2010 for best carbon reporting in Sweden. The award is hosted for the first time by British World News Media magazine “The New Economy”.
SHAPE 3/2010 unwraps the packaging
SHAPE, a magazine from SCA on trends, markets and business, focuses on the role of packaging in getting consumers to take a product home today. Other recommended reads are eco-ambitious parenting, the race against bacteria, and Danfo founder Ove Danielsson’s passion for beautiful public toilets.
SCA donates Tork products to support Gulf coast oil spill clean-up
SCA is donating more than USD 200,000 worth of Tork wiper products. The wipers will be used by volunteer groups to aid the Gulf oil spill disaster relief efforts.
SCA continues to be in the FTSE4Good global sustainability index
In May 2010, SCA qualified for the tenth consecutive year for the FTSE4Good global sustainability index. FTSE4Good’s six-month review in September 2010 proved again that SCA has a strong sustainability strategy.
SCA opened hygiene exhibition in Moscow
At the beginning of September 2010 SCA opened the hygiene exhibition “The place where even the king had to walk” (Куда король пешком ходил. Гигиена в контексте истории) together with partner museums at the State History Museum on Red Square 1.
Libero pregnancy calendar for your iPhone
Libero, SCA’s baby diaper brand, has launched a pregnancy calendar for iPhone and Android mobile phones in the Nordic countries. The application gives you a weekly update on what happens with the mum and the baby during the different pregnancy stages.
Gold for the Libresse voice battle
The "Make Your Voice Heard" campaign for SCA’s feminine care brand Libresse wins gold in international communications competition for giving girls and young women the confidence to express their feelings.
Eco-friendly food pads from Luna pulp
Collaboration between SCA Forest Products' pulp mill Östrand, the company Cellcomb in the Swedish province of Värmland, and SCA R&D Centre in Sundsvall has meant that SCA’s Luna pulp will be used to make food pads.
Libresse chilled out The Ocean Of White in St Petersburg
25,000 young people joined the Sensation dance festival in St Petersburg, Russia in mid June. This year’s theme was “The Ocean of White” with everyone wearing white. SCA’s feminine care Libresse was there providing free sanitary protection and chill-out areas for the female partygoers.
SCA’s Bowling Green operations expanding
SCA has invested 50 million USD with the addition of up to 65 new positions to the Bowling Green site, Kentucky, USA. The plant will manufacture TENA incontinence care products for retail (Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS etc.) and healthcare institutions.
ZeoCool revolutionises temperature controlled packaging
SCA is launching ZeoCool, a revolutionary step in the design of temperature controlled packaging. Controlling the internal payload space by reacting to the external ambient temperature – ZeoCool maintains complete product integrity of +2° C to +8° C.
Four new wind turbines in the US
SCA has significantly advanced its commitment to green alternative energy with the installation of four wind turbines at its Service Excellence Center (SEC) in Menasha / Neenah, Wisconsin, USA. The official start-up of the turbines was marked with a community event and dedication ceremony on July 21.
Join Sorbent’s sing for Daffodil Day
Sorbent, SCA’s leading consumer tissue brand in Australia and New Zealand is supporting Cancer Council's work for the fourth consecutive year. Australian streets, shopping centres and living rooms come alive with the sound of music in the lead up to Daffodil Day on Friday, 27 August 2010, thanks to the launch of Sorbent Sing for Daffodil Day campaign.
Nano – excellent potential for the forest industry's future
Nano is currently the magic word in many fields of research, including the forest industry. Using nanocellulose, it is possible to create translucent paper and new super-strong materials “Nanocellulose can offer us more possibilities than we can imagine,” says Marie Eriksson and Folke Österberg at SCA R&D Centre in Sundsvall, Sweden.
SCA starts CO2-neutral distribution in the Benelux
SCA is determined to become the first retail supplier in the Netherlands to distribute all of its retail hygiene products in a one hundred percent CO2-neutral way. To this end, a collaboration project named Green Care Transport has been started with a selected group of transporters.
New affordable luxury in Australian homes: Sorbent Velvet
The continuing Australian trend within toilet and facial tissues towards “premiumisation” is set to continue with the creation of the ‘new’ premium segment within the toilet tissue category: Sorbent Velvet. This redefinition of the premium segment taps into the growing consumer trend of the past year - everyday, affordable luxury.
Big harvest for Tempo handkerchiefs in 2010
Despite economic recession under 2009, the launch of SCA’s two new Tempo products in Hong Kong, Applewood Hanky and Box Facial, has boosted up SCA’s market share to record high at 70.5 percent in 2010.
SCA developed heavyweight champion in beverage displays
Extremely strong and rotund is what constitutes the keg-shaped campaign display by SCA Packaging in Germany for Huber Packaging Group. What makes it astonishing: The Point-Of-Sales eye-catcher of corrugated board can easily hold up to 30 party-kegs containing 5 litres (5,3 quarts) each and can bear a total of 165 kilos (364 pounds).
SCA’s innovation secrets uncovered in new video
Innovation is one of SCA’s main focus areas. The new nine minutes long film with examples from all business areas is presented by SCA’s own innovation experts. They answer questions about what “innovation” stands for at SCA, what it takes to work with innovation, what drives the company’s innovation work and which are the prerequisites for innovation.
SCA starts Gällö Timber - new forest products company together with Persson Invest
Gällö Timber, a joint venture between SCA and Persson Invest, started operations at the beginning of June. The new company comprises the Swedish sawmills Gällö, Tjärnvik and Jämtlamell, Stugun.
Awards for SCA’s Campfire2Go
Campfire2Go is SCA Packaging Finland’s innovative product for Valmisnuotio Oy combining dried Finnish birch and SCA’s corrugated board so that you can bring your campfire anywhere. The product has been awarded with the Scanstar 2009 and the WorldStar 2009.
Tork Performance – new family of workplace wiper dispensers
SCA has launched a new family of workplace wiper dispensers in Europe. The Tork Performance range includes floorstands, centrefeeds and wall-mounted dispensers with two different colour options.
Take on the SCA Facebook Summer Challenge!
Are you one of social network Facebook’s 400 million users? Do you like SCA’s products or making business with SCA? If your answer to these questions is ‘Yes’, you are welcome to take on the SCA Facebook Summer Challenge and help us recruiting 5,000 users to SCA’s Facebook page until the end of August.
Kick-off for Africa
This year Africa has more to cheer about than the soccer World Cup taking place in South Africa. In 2009, when the financial crisis cast a chill on the global economy, growth in Africa chugged along at a respectable 2 percent. Only China and India have recovered more quickly.
Open innovation top story in SCA’s magazine SHAPE 2/2010
SHAPE, a magazine from SCA about trends, markets and business, focuses this time on open innovation in global companies. Other recommended reads are “kick off for Africa” – an article about how Africa handles the global financial crisis better than expected.
Zewa toilet paper and kitchen towels celebrate 50 years of success
Zewa, SCA’s brand of toilet paper and household towels, is celebrating the 50 years anniversary on the German market. The brand name originates from the initial manufacturer’s name “ZEllstoffabrik WAldhof” in Mannheim where the Zewa range is still produced by SCA.
The Prostate Cancer Charity partners up with TENA Men
One in nine men in the UK experiences some form of bladder weakness – a common side-effect of prostate cancer treatment. TENA Men, SCA’s incontinence care range for men, has selected The Prostate Cancer Charity as charity partner of the year.
Smarter driving in forests saves fuel and time
Smarter driving can increase productivity and reduce fuel consumption in forestry. Consequently, several of SCA’s felling teams are currently driving in accordance with a method called RECO, an acronym for Rational Efficient Cost Optimisation.
SCA sending computers to orphaned students in Rwanda
Two schools in Rwanda for orphaned students were looking to improve the study equipment of their students. As a result, SCA donated 50 computers and other office supplies.
SCA reforests Brazil
There’s a bold promise on every pack of Velvet tissues in the UK: “For every tree we use we replant three.” That’s the challenge with SCA’s British tissue brand has set itself, and it’s not as easy as it looks.
SCA podcasts press and IR events
Couldn’t you join SCA’s Annual General Meeting 2010 or don’t you have the time to watch the web cast from the presentation of SCA’s interim report Q1 2010? Then you may appreciate that SCA is now testing to offer records of these events in the mp3 sound format.
Libero sporty diapers for little football fans
Football fever arrives this summer with the FIFA World Cup championships in South Africa. And SCA’s latest Libero Up & Go spring collection gets right into action on the football field with a limited edition range sporty diapers designs.
Only 10 days left to vote for more sustainable packaging
This year everybody can vote in SCA Packaging’s Design Challenge with focus on creating a “fat free” packaging solution for an existing product. Last day to choose your favorite is May 16.
SCA selling incontinence care products on the Internet
SCA was early making use of Internet for B2B, and now the pace is accelerating for direct sales to consumers as well. Leading the way are incontinence products, where the Internet is an ideal – and discreet – sales channel.
Libresse School Program gives lessons in puberty
Entering puberty is no picnic. SCA’s Libresse School Program informs Russian schoolgirls about the physiological and emotional changes that girls experience during puberty.
Three questions to Ulf Larsson
In the deep recession of 2009, SCA Forest Products managed to achieve a strong result and even stronger cash flow. Ulf Larsson, President of SCA Forest Products, talks about expectations, challenges and strategies for the coming year and beyond.
TENA Men Level 1 for lighter male incontinence
Taboos and lack of information are some of the reasons why less than 3 percent of men who have experienced bladder weakness have tried products specifically designed for this protection purpose.
Nana protects with fashion and style
French women will surely find a design that captures their individual style among the latest collection of NANA fashion tins. This year the tin concept is extended with stylish purses for liners.
Mira System represents future of shelf-ready packaging
SCA Packaging’s Mira System is a module based, uniform packaging solution for flat products, which is designed to increase availability and sales in stores. The system links a new packaging design with a new store system for which SCA has exclusive rights.
Record deliveries of FSC paper
In 2009, the amount of FSC-certified publication paper produced in SCA’s Ortviken and Laakirchen paper mills increased 45 percent from 2008.
200,000 Euro handed over to WaterAid for projects in Uganda
At the beginning of March Romina Waschke, Product manager for SCA’s Tempo toilet paper, handed over a 200,000 Euro check to Andrew Cook, Deputy chief executive of the non-profit organization WaterAid. The money was collected by the Tempo Hygiene-Initiative and will be used to improve the sanitary conditions in Uganda.
Companies start focusing on water footprint
As companies diligently calculate their carbon footprints, most organizations today are aware of how much carbon dioxide they are adding to the environment. Now the term “water footprint” is also gaining ground.
Partnership to help Sudan sealed with giant toilet paper roll
SCA sealed a three-year partnership with Oxfam Novib. Through this partnership, SCA wants to contribute structurally to development projects in South Sudan. The company will work with Oxfam Novib to improve hygiene in order to help prevent child mortality, promote education for girls and improve the position of women.
SCA has the fastest paper machine in the world
At the beginning of February 2010 one of SCA’s two paper machines at the tissue factory in Neuss, Germany achieved a new speed world record of 2,200 metres paper per minute.
Product of the year in the Benelux: Plenty Active Wipes
Although just introduced to the Dutch market in October 2009, SCA’s Plenty Active Wipes have already been chosen as Product of the Year 2010 (Product van het Jaar) in the category “detergents”.
How do you value a tree?
SCA is the largest private owner of forests in Europe with 2.6 million hectares (6.4 million acres) of forestland. A hectare is 100 x 100 meters. A soccer field is 68 x 105 meters, which is 0.7 hectares (1.7 acres). So SCA owns forestland equal to about three million soccer fields.
SCA employees in the Americas donated USD 17,000 to Haiti relief effort
In response to the earthquake in Haiti, SCA’s employees in the Americas generously donated more than USD 17,000 to support the American Red Cross’s and Direct Relief International’s efforts.
SCA launches Container Express to the continent
This week, SCA Transforest’s new Container Express set out on its maiden voyage from Sundsvall, Sweden. The new and larger container vessel satisfies the growing demand for container freight between Sweden and the continent for further transport to and from the whole world.
Appeal delays Statkraft's and SCA's wind farms
An appeal has been lodged against the licences for all six wind farms that Statkraft and SCA plan to construct in Jämtland and Västernorrland – Sweden's largest ever expansion of wind power. The appeals will result in delays of about one year.
SCA announces official opening of first Greenfield mill in Russia
SCA held an inauguration ceremony today to commemorate the opening of the first Greenfield tissue mill, located in Sovetsk, Tula region, Russia. Mats Berencreutz, President SCA Tissue Europe led the inauguration ceremony.
Libero number one diaper brand in Russia
Every year as part of the Russia National Brand Award, hundreds of thousands of consumers vote for what they consider to be the best brands in the country. Based on this year’s voting results, Libero was named Russia’s top baby diaper brand 2009.
Growing interest for Swedish wood in China
Between 2000 and 2005, Chinese timber imports tripled from 10 million to 30 million cubic metres. The import of sawn solid wood products also experienced a similar trend. During the second quarter of 2009, China was the world’s second-biggest importer of sawn softwood products.
SCA a ”sustainable knight” for the 6th consecutive year
Corporate Knigths, the magazine for clean economy, announced its sixth annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large companies in the world. SCA is one of three Swedish companies represented in this year’s list.
Bodyform sponsors reality series on MTV and Viva
Bodyform, SCA’s feminine care brand in the UK and Ireland, has signed a sponsorship deal of The Hills series five on MTV and Viva Channel.
Flu vaccine gets packed by SCA
SCA has been assisting Posten Logistics AB with packing and distribution of 18,000,000 doses of H1N1 vaccination to the Swedish market.
SCA responds to victims of the Haitian earthquake
On Tuesday an earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital city. The Red Cross estimates that approximately 3 million people have been affected by the disaster. SCA has responded with a USD 50,000 cash donation.
SCA making “a Toyota”
For several years now, SCA Packaging has been taking actions to make production in its factories more efficient by using the Lean model. Today, the process has made significant advances in the 35 largest of SCA Packaging’s 200 factories in Europe.
SCA gives the smile back to Chinese elderly people
On the occasion of the Chinese Elderly Day (October 26), a campaign named "Give back the smile" was launched by SCA’s incontinence care brand TENA in Guangzhou, the biggest city in South China.
“Lucky” upgrade for Libra tampon packs
Libra, SCA’s feminine care brand in Australia and New Zealand, has had the flip top lid some 20 years ago. But times change and tampon consumers need more from their packaging.
SCA recommended for continued FSC certification – makes large investments in nature consideration
The annual environmental audit of SCAs forestry shows that the company's nature consideration measures in general maintains a good standard. Nevertheless, shortcomings have been detected at the follow-up of external complaints from environmental organisations.
SCA improves hygiene in Chinese hospitals
SCA with its away-from-home tissue brand Tork has joined a nationwide project called “Health Literacy Promotion” launched by the Chinese government.
SCA wins prestigious financial communications award
SCA has been awarded with the financial communications prize Finforum 2009 arranged by OMX Stockholm stock exchange.
SCA has been given permission to build 50 wind turbines
Statkraft SCA Vind AB, an energy cooperation between SCA and the Norwegian company Statkraft, has this week been given permission by the County Administrative Board's environmental assessment department to build a wind park in Stamåsen in the Swedish region of Västernorrland. The project may include up to 50 wind turbines with an installed capacity of up to 115 MW.
Swine flu changes people’s behaviour and increases the demand for improved hygiene in public environments
SCA, the world’s third largest hygiene company, today launches Hygiene Matters 2010. This is an international report revealing that concern remains high that poor hygiene increases the risk of infection with, for example, swine flu. As many as seven in ten worry they will fall ill. Four in ten have changed their personal hygiene habits following the recent influenza scare out of fear of contracting the infection. This has included washing hands more frequently and using antibacterial soap.
TENA reaches out to US-caregivers
November was National Family Caregivers Month in the United States. So SCA with its incontinence care brand TENA took the opportunity to support and guide family caregivers whose loved ones suffer from incontinence.
SCA granted USD 25,000 to celebrate America Recycles Day
SCA with its away-from-home tissue brand Tork has awarded 13 schools and non-profit organizations in the US with environmental education grants totalling more than USD 25,000.
Libresse contributes to Internet art charity auction
Ten Swedish female celebrities created each a work of art illustrating different aspects of menstruation and being a young girl. Now the art is sold via the Swedish auction site Tradera. The revenues are donated to the Swedish Red Cross’ youth organization.
hygienematters.com launched on World Toilet Day
2009-11-19 | 2.5 billion people worldwide lack access to proper sanitation. SCA is launching the hygiene reference site hygienematters.com and the photo contest Shoot-a-toilet to remind us why hygiene matters.
Meet SCA at the ”Stora Aktie- och Fonddagen”
November 24, the Swedish Shareholder's Association invites you to a shares and funds event including a trade fair for investors, a wide range of seminars and the opportunity to meet business personalities, including Bodil Eriksson, SCA Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications.
Design Challenge 2009 kicks off!
SCA continues to encourage young talents to present their innovative ideas to the packaging industry, kicking off the second edition of the SCA Packaging Design Challenge. This year’s contest focuses on simple and sustainable packaging design.
World’s first paper towels with built-in cleaner
SCA has launched Zewa Aktiv-Wisch-Tuch in Germany and Plenty Active Wipe in the Benelux. Just moisten the paper towels with water and remove dirt quickly and easily without having to add a cleaner.
Olympic medallist Roger Black opened new recycling facility
Roger Black, the second fastest British runner of all time, inaugurated SCA’s 16.4 million Euro (£ 15 m) materials recycling facility (MRF) in Southampton, Hampshire. This is the first MRF in the UK to use the new near infrared technology.
Mussels from Mont-Saint-Michel are safe in SCA boxes
SCA helped Mytilimer, a leading seller of bouchot mussels, to reduce damage, packaging costs and storage area with the help of an automatic piling line. Moreover SCA’s solution reduced Mytilimer’s CO2 emissions by 22 tons.
SCA invests 6,3 million Euro in Bollsta sawmill
SCA invests SEK 65 million (6,3 million Euro) in the sawmill in Bollstabruk, Sweden. The investments comprise a plant for impregnation of wood products, two chamber kilns and an upgrade of the grading mill with increased capacity and camera sorting.
Brits alarmed by dirty hands
GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY | New SCA-research reveals that only a fifth of all parents in the UK ensure that their child’s hands are washed before eating. “Children’s hands can be especially dirty, and at school they are more likely to pick up infections; as well as transmit them to others,” explains Professor Norman Noah from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
50,000 hand hygiene posters to primary schools in Germany
GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY | Hand washing is the easiest and most effective means of preventing transmission of influenza viruses of all kinds, amongst them the H1N1 swine flue virus. This autumn SCA has equipped primary schools nationwide in Germany with 50,000 free Tork hand hygiene posters.
Stacking Home Depot’s shelves with timber products
Many shelves at the US chain Home Depot’s more than 2,200 DIY and home furniture stores, are stacked with timber products from SCA’s sawmills in Rundvik and Bollsta, Sweden.
Bag-in-box market exploding
Say “bag-in-box” and most people think of wine. But cooking oil, ketchup and soft drink concentrate have long been delivered in air-tight bags packed in heavy cardboard. SCA produces BIB packages for markets across the globe.
Comet gazebo for champagne brand Veuve Cliquot
This summer SCA created nine comet-shaped gazebos by British designer Tom Dixon for champagne brand Veuve Cliquot.
SCA uncovers mysteries of public washrooms on TV
GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY | SCA partners with cable program Designing Spaces to uncover the mysteries of public washroom sanitation and sustainability. Though most Americans use public washrooms on a regular basis, they may not know what to look for to judge how clean or green a restroom is.
Download SCA handwashing posters
GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY | We have collected handwashing posters, signs and leaflets in English, German, French, Swedish and Dutch. Just download, print and put them up as a reminder.
Climate smart tissue launched in Scandinavia
SCA launches toilet paper Edet Soft Eco and household paper Edet Cuisine Eco in Sweden and Norway. They are made from 100 percent recovered paper while maintaining the luxurious feel of white, soft paper.
1,300 guests inaugurating second hygiene products site in Malaysia
SCA officially opened its second site for hygiene products in Malaysia at the end of July 2009. The opening event was graced by 1,300 associates, partners, suppliers and invited guests.
Tissue packs turn into cute animals
Moe, Croco and Leo are the names of three new designs for Zewa tissue cube boxes, making them more playful for kids. The new packs will be launched in the Adriatic countries, East and South East Europe in September.
Global award for advertising effectiveness in Mexico
SCA’s ad campaign for toilet paper Regio R3 in Mexico and Central America has got a Gold Effie Award for its excellent results. The campaign is targeting women as research shows that they use bath tissue 200 times per month, which is four times more often than men.
SCA supports automatized web bookshop
Several years ago, SCA started to produce packaging for the web bookshop Bokus, and still does. When the order intake raised it was the pack technique and not the packaging that needed improvements.
A 70% reduction in water consumption
Ten years ago SCA’s factory in Box Hill, Australia was using 70% more water per tonne of paper than today. In the last year, the tissue products factory saved more than 185 millions litres of fresh water.
Lovable lingerie and Nuvenia feminine care pairing up in Italy
SCA’s feminine care brand Nuvenia is now preferred choice for Italian lingerie brand Lovable. Lovable is part of Gruppo DB Apparel and sold in stores all over the country and an e-shop on lovable.it.
Sorbent engages retro arcade games in fight against cancer
Sorbent, SCA’s market leading consumer tissue brand in Australia and New Zealand, takes up the fight against cancer for a third consecutive year. By taking the Sorbent Arcade Challenge, you can support the Australian Cancer Council’s work.
Glas facade heat converted into warm water
April 2010 SCA is moving its headquarters next to the new Waterfront Building in downtown Stockholm. Waterfront, which will be completed newxt year, is being built with the latest environmental technology.
New wastewater treatment plant goes online
A new wastewater treatment plant at SCA’s Munksund paper mill, Sweden went online in June. The new treatment plant will reduce oxygen-consuming matter in wastewater by more than 70%.
Students convinced university to switch to SCA tissue
The campus organisation Tulane Environmental Action League (TEAL) convinced Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana to switch its paper towel, tissue and napkin systems to Tork – SCA’s eco-friendly tissue brand.
Building roads with recovered paper
85 percent of the raw material at SCA’s tissue mill in Lilla Edet, Sweden comes from recovered paper. More than one third is disposed as sludge and turned into energy, while the sludge ashes are used as construction material or in ecological agriculture.
SCA sponsored Barrigas de Amor in Lisbon
SCA with its incontinence care brand TENA was one of the main sponsors of the 3rd “Barrigas de Amor” in Lisbon, Portugal. This pregnancy and baby event was a good opportunity to increase awareness for bladder weakness among pregnant women.
Leeds packing facility now serves pharmaceutical markets
SCA’s facility in Leeds, UK, specialised in contract packing, has been awarded a wholesale dealers license by the MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency). Leeds can now offer its services to the pharmaceutical and medical markets.
Libero celebrating in Russia
SCA’s baby diaper brand Libero celebrated five years at the Moscow Zoo with an unforgettable family event dedicated to the International Children’s Day.
Local focus is SCA’s key to Latin America
In Latin America small “mom and pop” shops have a larger retail market share than big chains. For SCA, being active in the region since 1980, this is something to take into consideration.
TENA pads now with Aloe Vera in North America
SCA introduces new TENA Moderate Long Pads with Aloe Vera in selected Canadian retail stores such as Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu and Loblaws. In the US the product is available at stores such as Wal-Mart, Target and Walgreens.
Tork lands at Starbucks in China
Today when you walk into some Starbucks outlets in China, you will not only find the very popular Starbucks Green Tea Frappachino, nice muffins and scones but also Tork. From the beginning of the year, Tork supplies Starbucks with Tork napkins for 150 outlets located in North China and South China.
Mannheim mill celebrates 125th anniversary
Founded in 1884 as ZEllstofffabrik WAldhof (where tissue brand Zewa originates), the Mannheim mill in Germany manufactures today household towels, hankies and toilet paper under the brands Zewa and Danke.
Libresse tampons invading Dutch beaches
July 1 more than 3,000 Libresse tampon packs arrived from the sky, hanging on small pink parachutes and surprising thousands of sun worshippers on the Dutch beaches.
As SCA and Norway’s Statkraft apply for approval to build wind farms in northern Sweden, the companies are also keeping a careful eye on birds-of-prey. The windy locations suitable for wind turbines are also favoured by golden eagles.
SCA Ortviken’s new pulp plant inaugurated
“We need strong companies that can make long-term investments even in the bad times,” said Bo Källstrand, the Västernorrland County Governor, when he jointly inaugurated the new mechanical pulping line at the Ortviken paper mill in Sundsvall with SCA’s CEO Jan Johansson. The plant represents an investment of nearly SEK 1 billion.
Libresse starts voice battle
Libresse Voice Battle gives girls and young women in Scandinavia the opportunity to break taboos and to express their deepest thoughts about menstruation, friendship and love.
Containerboard plant powers up with waste
After a three years’ construction period, the energy needs of SCA’s mill in German Witzenhausen are now fully covered by a RDF power plant. Production and household waste is treated and incinerated in the new plant.
TENA pilot launch in South China
TENA, SCA’s global no. 1 brand for incontinence products, is now targeting China - the country with the world’s biggest elder population, a fast growing economy and large un-met consumer needs.
Philadelphia Eagles and SCA planting trees
The American football team the Philadelphia Eagles and SCA deepened their environmental partnership at a tree planting event in the Eagles Forest within the Neshaminy State Park, Pennsylvania.
Find your perfect match with Bodyform
Bodyform liners come in different shapes and sizes, designed to fit all types of underwear. This is why Bodyform has launched its biggest ever campaign on liners which helps you to find your perfect liner for whatever underwear you choose to wear.
Tissue plant in New Zealand goes geothermal
SCA Hygiene Australasia’s tissue plant in Kawerau, New Zealand will reduce its carbon emissions significantly by replacing steam raised from natural gas with locally produced geothermal steam.
Edet toilet paper with stylish Swedish design
Edet has launched a limited edition of toilet paper and kitchen towels with stylish green and orange patterns. These were created by Ten Swedish Designers – originally a group of ten textile artists and designers.
Tork had greenest stand at Interclean
ISSA Interclean is a worldwide tradeshow for the cleaning industry. Tork won the visitors’ Golden Broom Award for the most sustainable stand at the exhibit in Warsaw, Poland. The booth consisted of real grass, and visitors could plant a new forest.
Zewa hankies and Libresse liners products of the year in Poland
Every year Polish consumers vote directly “The Product of the Year” to recognise the best innovation amongst fast moving consumer goods. This year Zewa Softis hankies and Libresse vitamin E liners were awarded in the hanky and feminine categories respectively.
SCA sponsors World Expo pavilion
World Expo 2010 in Shanghai is expected to be the biggest expo ever with more than 200 countries and international organizations participating. SCA is official partner of the Swedish pavilion.
Edet Torky tissue better than cotton
Sara Thorn, a creative young woman from Gothenburg in Sweden, proved that Edet Torky tissue can be used for more than cleaning up the kitchen. She makes colourful cloths and even a complete wedding set using SCA’s Edet Torky tissue.
Treasures diaper competition in Fiji
A competition on Fiji to win a one year’s supply of SCA’s Treasures diapers has become a success. Until the beginning of May, 10 percent of Fiji’s population that buys baby diapers had already entered the competition. ”Mothers just love the promotion”, says Samson Lal, National sales manager.
TENA incontinence care enters Russia
Mid April, TENA incontinence care was launched in Moscow at a retailer conference. The Russian market for these products is promising, as 39 percent of the Russian women* face bladder weakness compared to 25 percent in Europe.
SCA celebrated Earth Day in the Americas
On Earth Day, April 22, SCA Americas took many initiatives to increase environmental awareness. Amongst them were an earth-friendly superhero team handing out tree samplings, and sponsoring the World Is Green-exhibition for children.
Tigers in Libero’s spring collection 2009
This spring Libero is launching its third edition of specially designed diapers. The spring collection was produced by New York-based illustrator Yuko Shimizu who was inspired by nature, and features tigers reminiscent of the tattooing arts of classical Japan.
Feminine care goes green with “Eco actions”
Libresse with local brands Bodyform, Nana and Nuvenia have launched "Eco actions" – an inspiring way to communicate the environmental contributions of SCA’s feminine care brands to customers and consumers across Europe.
Inauguration of new tissue machine in Russia
On March 31st a new production line for ZZ-towels was successfully launched at SCA’s Kamennogorsk mill. Locally produced ZZ-towels are among the most popular Tork products in Russia.
SCA produces solid-wood shelving for IKEA
SCA Timber has taken a step into IKEA’s shelves in northern Europe with the solid-wood Gorm shelving unit. SCA’s partner in Kramfors, Sweden, TräTeam, is investing SEK 35 million in equipment for manufacturing and ten employees in two shifts will maintain the shelving production.
Saba sponsors race against breast cancer
During the international women's day, March 8, SCA's Latin American feminine care brand Saba sponsored the "Nike 10K" running race in Mexico City to support breast cancer prevention. More than 6,000 women participated in the competition.
Hirundobox helps conserve bird life
SCA Packaging Hungary has developed a new solution to protect bird life: the Hirundobox. This innovation enables a comfortable stay for the animals during their ringing while migrating to Africa.
Ultra thin Libresse liners with unique shape
Libresse launches new ultra thin liners with unique shape - especially designed to fit all hipster and boxer style underwear. The Libresse Hipster concept was inspired by consumer insights about women and underwear usage.
Tork wins red dot design award
The new Tork Elevation washroom dispensers, launched in January 2009, have been awarded the prestigious red dot award. With more than 11,000 submissions from 61 countries, this is the largest and most renowned international design competition in the world.
Disco chocolate concept wins design challenge
Design student Natacha Lesty from the École Internationale de Design in Toulon, France was appointed overall winner of SCA Packaging’s Design Challenge '08. Her contribution “Disco Choco” was chosen by the jury for its iconic features and optimised use of a single material – corrugated board – which facilitates recycling.
Tork’s new ”Kloala” gives toilet rolls a real bear hug
Tork and Mannheim University of Applied Sciences in Germany organised a unique toilet roll cover design competition. The innovative “Kloalabär” became the winning entry with its charming design of being both cool and practical.
TENA launches first gender-specific protective underwear in North America
The new line consists of TENA Men and TENA Women underwear and will launch in North America next month. It’s featuring the most advanced design enhancements on the market to meet the specific anatomical needs of men and women for superior protection, fit and discretion.
New window components plant inaugurated in Sweden
Norrbotten County Governor Per-Ola Eriksson and SCA CEO Jan Johansson inaugurated SCA’s new window components plant at the Munksund Sawmill in Piteå, Sweden. The investment of nearly SEK 100 million creates 24 new jobs.
Libresse supports equestrian sport for young women and Kenyan school girls
Horse-riding as a sport for Nordic women is second only after football. Libresse’s sponsorship of international horse shows in Sweden, combined with a unique Libresse "Horse of the Year" campaign, is actively engaging women with the brand. A sponsorship of 120,000 sanitary towels to Kenyan school girls is also part of the campaign.
Tork Earns Green Seal™ Certification
SCA's North American tissue business has earned Green Seal certification on an assortment of its products, making Tork the largest Away From Home sanitary paper product brand in North America to earn certification by both Green Seal and by EcoLogo.
Tempo TV commercial awarded in Hong Kong
One of SCA’s Tempo TV commercials has won the Most Popular TV Commercial Award – Household category of 2008. The award is organized by TVB, the most popular TV station in Hong Kong, China.
SCA Packaging challenges European design students
In 2008 SCA Packaging Europe challenged European design students and non-professional packaging designers to come up with a proposal for an innovative and sustainable total packaging concept for selling chocolate.
Australia’s worst natural disaster in modern history
The Australian bushfires of the past week are seen as the worst natural disaster in the country’s modern history. Australians, no strangers to natural disasters, are shocked and saddened by this devastating event, which is ongoing with 21 fires still burning.
Warm air dryers increase bacteria on hands
Warm air dryers cause an average increase in the number of bacteria on people’s hands by 254 percent as well as potential contamination of the washroom environment. This was demonstrated in a recent study from the University of Westminster, London, UK. The study also showed that on average, paper towels reduce bacteria on the hands by 77 percent.
SCA goes international with a newly designed Tork dispenser family
From January 2009 many hygiene areas will be getting a facelift when market leading hygiene company SCA launches a new family of dispensers, Tork Elevation. The range has been designed by Swedish-American designer Thomas Meyerhoffer to meet demanding hygiene, functionality and aesthetic demands. The investment in the new Tork Elevation line is Tork’s biggest product launch for ten years.
SCA Fiji helps flood victims
In mid-January severe storms in the South Pacific flooded parts of Fiji in what is being called the worst flooding in recent history. SCA Fiji, based in the capital Suva, has been indirectly affected by immense flooding in the Nadi region.
Libero launches skincare products with the Nordic Ecolabel
As of this week, Libero/SCA is launching its new assortment of skincare products for babies and children. All products have been awarded the Nordic Ecolabel, the swan symbol, they are unperfumed and have been dermatologically tested.
A lift for all public washrooms
Starting in January 2009 many washrooms and clean-up areas will be getting a face-lift when SCA launches a new family of dispensers, Tork Elevation. It is Tork’s biggest launch in ten years and the new dispenser line has already won an iF Global Design Award.
Brand new TENA website to launch all over the world
SCA’s incontinence brand TENA has built a brand-new website that has already been launched in several countries, such as the UK and Germany. Other markets – both in Europe and around the world – are expected to follow in early 2009.
Customers drive sustainability
Sustainability is of growing importance in packaging.
Saba launches new tampons
SCA's Saba brand in Mexico completes the product portfolio with two new tampons that offer a discreet alternative in feminine protection products.
SCA Packaging opens first French design centre
“Design is more than design” was the theme of the opening event of a new packaging design centre in the town of Rochechouart, France. The centre’s objective is to break new ground to provide clients with winning packaging solutions.
Here's the next growth market
SCA sells sanitary protection in the Middle East,
one of the hottest markets in the world but also
difficult to navigate. For clever and courageous
players, there are enormous opportunities.
Spruce timber from SCA protects Danish Christmas trees
Denmark is the world’s largest exporter of Christmas trees.
One of the Danish exporters of Christmas trees is Lars Vittrup-Pedersen and his trees are protected during transport by timber from SCA’s sawmill in Rundvik.
Licence application for six wind farms submitted
An extensive licence application has been submitted to the Västernorrland and Jämtland county administrative boards by Statkraft SCA Vind AB. The objective is to build six wind farms including 455 wind turbines.
Kristina Enander named manager of Ortviken paper mill
One of Sweden’s largest forest industries is gaining a new manager. Kristina Enander, currently Assistant Production Manager at the Ortviken paper mill, is succeeding Alvar Andersson at year-end as head of the business unit.
SCA wants to break taboos in China
China’s shift from traditional textile-based incontinence care to disposable products has just begun. Because of China’s one-child-policy, fewer young people are available to support a growing number of elderly relatives and the Chinese government is racing to build new nursing homes.
SCA Americas to close Alsip plant
SCA Tissue North America will cease production activities at its Alsip, Illinois plant effective December 8, 2008 and complete permanent closure activities by December 31, 2008.
EU funding for environmental project
SCA, Akzo Nobel and Chalmers university of technology have been granted SEK 10m altogether to show how company cooperation can support sustainable value chains. As a result, the environmental impact of businesses will be reduced.
Personal Care breaks new ground in Russia
Construction of a brand new Personal Care factory in the Russian town of Veniov has begun with a groundbreaking ceremony held at the green field site last week.
SCA in new sustainability index
The Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange launches a new Nordic sustainability index. It is a benchmark index which comprises the 50 leading Nordic listed companies in terms of sustainability, among them SCA.
World Toilet Day for improved sanitation
November 19 has been announced as the World Toilet Day by the World Toilet Organization. SCA support this important mission and sponsored the World Toilet Summit & Expo in early November.
Ortviken celebrates 100 years
SCA’s Ortviken paper mill near Sundsvall, northern Sweden, is celebrating its centenary. For 100 years it has produced pulp, and for half that time paper too.
SCA sponsors global toilet summit
Approximately 40% of the world’s population does not have access to a toilet. SCA will be the only Swedish company to participate in the World Toilet Summit and Expo (WTSE) in Macau on November 4 to 6. WTSE's aim is to develop tangible action plans on how to improve sanitation.
84 expectant mothers and one father behind new book
What is it like to be pregnant? Really! Libero is publishing the book “Everyone is expecting” in which 84 expectant mothers and one father share their personal experiences from the time they were expecting a child.
SCA no.3 in website ranking
SCA is no.3 in an annual website ranking performed by Swedish PR firm Hallvarsson & Halvarsson. In the survey analysts, investors and journalists evaluate the quality of the companies’ websites.
SCA among top-five in carbon survey
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) conducts an annual survey on how companies handle the climate change problem and how they report their carbon dioxide emissions. In the Nordic Report 2008, SCA was placed in fifth place among carbon-intensive companies.
SCA announces start-up of second paper machine in the US
A new paper machine in SCA's tissue plant in Barton, Alabama, will strengthen the company’s strategic position and customer service and create improved efficiencies.
Millions mark UN handwashing day
Millions of people all over the world are expected to participate in the Global Handwashing Day on October 15. The campaign is part of the International Year of Sanitation, declared by the UN.
Jan Johansson speaks at Green Summit in New York City
“Sustainability is a prerequisite for a company’s long-term survival,” Jan Johansson declared at New York Green Summit, organised by the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, SACC.
The contorta pine is a newcomer to Swedish forests. Planting began almost 40 years ago, and the new source of timber is now coming into use in the production.
Toward the northernmost place in the world
SCA’s Claes-Göran Erson has crossed Greenland for the fourth time. In mid-August, 60 years old, he reached the northernmost point of mainland in the world, Cape Morris Jesup.
Strong culture in SCA Americas
SCA Americas recently participated in an innovative survey aimed at measuring and evaluating business group’s culture. “One of the best we’ve seen in years” was one comment from the lead consultant.
Bodyform campaign pledge to support women in Zimbabwe
For the second consecutive year, SCA’s sanitary towel brand Bodyform joins forces with ACTSA (Action for Southern Africa). The aim is to provide five million vital feminine protection products to Zimbabwean women by the end of 2008.
Returning to nature
Furniture made of corrugated board is cheeky, bold and fashionable – and it comes in large part from recycled paper.
Good toilets have to have status
Singapore’s Jack Sim wants to give status to toilets and break the taboo of talking about pee and poo. He founded the World Toilet Organization seven years ago in a bid to improve global sanitary conditions.
Brands on a roll in the east
For shopping-crazed Russians, the ongoing love story with wellknown and strong brands also includes less glamorous areas. When Russian consumers today choose toilet paper, it has to have the right label on the roll.
SCA teams up with Green Hotels Association®
SCA Tissue North America joins forces with the "Green" Hotels Association to encourage, promote and support ecological consciousness in the hospitality industry.
Ready, set go....but when?
Children in diapers are getting steadily older. Super-efficient modern diapers are thought to be one reason. To make toilet training easier Libero has introduced a special potty training diaper.
Thesis work was step direct into a career
When Tilda Nordin graduated with an engineering degree in January 2006, she found a job immediately. A successful thesis project resulted in permanent employment at SCA Packaging in Obbola, just south of Umeå, Sweden.
Price increases for containerboard
SCA announcements of price increases for containerboard since Q2 2008.
SCA joins the UN Global Compact
SCA has joined the UN Global Compact. It is the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative with more than 5,000 company participants from more than 120 countries.
SCA Transforest switches to “green” diesel
All diesel-driven forklifts, loaders, cranes and trucks at SCA Transforest’s harbour terminal operations in Sweden will switch to more environmental-friendly synthetic diesel. All SCA transports to and from the industrial operations conducted in Sundsvall and at Tunadal Harbour will be fuelled by this synthetic diesel.
New super hygienic soap
A new antibacterial soap, Tork Extra Hygiene HD, guarantees 99.9 per cent bacteria-free hands, if used properly. The new formula is currently being launched in Europe by SCA Tissue Europe.
Corrugated board stoops pleased festival visitors
At the London Festival of Architecture 2008, a heavy duty corrugated board construction with over 100 large, medium and small steps (stoops) was made by SCA for the festival’s visitors to enjoy.
A toilet paper’s history
Purex – strong on softness. This is the main message in marketing SCA’s renowned toilet paper in New Zealand and Australia. The brand name was registered in 1946.
SCA set to boost green power
Some 2.8 terawatt hours – this is SCA’s annual power consumption in Sweden. SCA now plans to generate an equal amount via wind-power plants – in cooperation with Statkraft, the Norwegian power producer – in forests in central Sweden.
Future diapers made of wood
A new diaper based exclusively on wood raw materials. That is the goal in the research project WooDi, in which SCA is cooperating with the pulp and paper association Södra Cell AB and Chalmers University of Technology.
SCA is cleaning up in Slovakia
An ambitious environmental project has put SCA on the map in Slovakia. SCA’s plant for feminine care and incontinence products is located in beautiful natural surroundings in which the company is now working with local interests to protect the unique character of the landscape.
New, smaller plant saves room and money
SCA has developed a new, smaller plant called the midi plant. The size of the plant implies that cultivating, transport and sowing will be less expensive. The midi plant will now be tested in a major field experiment.
Taboo prevents men from seeking help
Men suffering from incontinence do not readily talk about their problems. But they are quietly seeking a wider range of products that are better suited to their specific needs.
Ground-breaking ceremony at SCA Packaging Nantes
Last week a ground-breaking ceremony was held at the SCA Packaging Nantes Atlantique site. The new state-of-the-art plant is scheduled to be operational at the end of 2009.
SCA strengthens its green reputation in New Zealand
Global warming is continually a hot topic in New Zealand. The interest in climate-smart product choices is growing and recently SCA’s environmentally sound efforts are being recognized in many of the country’s media channels.
Training and planning programs raise the bar for SCA’s nature consideration efforts
Following criticism of several cases of insufficient nature consideration, SCA implemented an extensive training program during the winter and spring to ensure a satisfactory standard of consideration for nature in its forestry operations.
India discovers Libresse
SCA’s feminine care brand Libresse is currently being launched in 600,000 shops around India. The launch is supported by a TV commercial broadcasted in nine different languages.
TENA race attracted 5,000 in Mexico
More than 5,000 people participated in the “2nd TENA Race - long walk for a full life” in Mexico City. The aim was to create awareness about the relevance of opening the dialogue on bladder weakness.
Grapho Verde meets demand for more environmentally friendly paper
SCA’s graphic paper mill in Laakirchen has launched a new paper grade, Grapho Verde, with 50 percent recovered
fibre. The paper is a result of the increased environmental awareness.
SCA named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies
SCA has been ranked one of the most ethical companies in the world 2008 by the Ethisphere Institute think-tank in New York, US.
SCA achieved Climate Certificate
SCA Transforest was one of 24 companies awarded with the logistics company Green Cargo’s Climate Certificate at an award ceremony in Stockholm on June 4. “You are forerunners when it comes to taking responsibility and this certificate proofs you and you companies have chosen climate-smart solutions,” said Maud Olofsson, Swedish Minister for Entreprise and Energy.
Innovator without borders
More than 50 patents show how well Solgun Drevik and her team at SCA in Gothenburg, Sweden, have succeeded in converting knowledge and creativity into innovations that have become concrete hygiene care products.
Tork at the Antarctic due to strong environmental profile
SCA’s Tork brand is conquering the world. The tissue products are available from above the Arctic Circle in the North, to the Antarctic in the South. Its trusted quality and environmental profile were key factors to win the Antarctic contract.
Sanitary protection for all
To help meet the needs of low-income consumers in the Central American region, SCA developed Saba Economicas – a more affordable range of feminine hygiene products.
Rockn'roll generation pumping up demand
The U.S. Baby Boomers start to turn 62 this year.
This vast generation, raised on rock ‘n’ roll and the
Cold War, will have an ever greater impact on the
incontinence market in the years to come.
SCA and Vinda support relief efforts for China’s earthquake victims
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the Sichuan province on Monday may have taken 50,000 lives. It is the worst earthquake to strike China in 30 years. SCA and its Chinese joint-venture partner, Vinda, are supporting relief efforts to help the victims.
Global Forum of Incontinence attracts world opinion leaders
In april, SCA arranged the Global Forum of Incontinence for the second time. The title of the seminar was “Incontinence – a challenge for society” and the purpose was to describe how incontinence affects patients, relatives and society at large.
Cold comfort attracts
In Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, outside the city of Kiruna just north of the Arctic Circle, a very cool attraction draws people from afar year after year: the Icehotel. And visitors come in contact with SCA’s products in the hotel’s restrooms.
This year’s design diapers have arrived
Libero’s Spring Collection 2008 is currently available in stores. The design is created by the young fashion designer Karolina Kling.
Libresse wins double gold for design competition
SCA/Libresse was presented with double gold awards for its campaign – Libresse, Let’s design – when IPRA (International Public Relations Association) announced the winners of the Golden World Awards, a prestigious international PR competition, in April.
Wooden houses good for the climate
Old wooden houses aren’t just beautiful – they’re also climate
smart. Millions of tonnes of carbon are stored in wooden
houses around the world. When they’re finally torn down,
the stored energy can replace oil and other fossil fuels.
Football champions promote Zewa in new TV commercial
A TV commercial from SCA Tissue Europe is currently broadcasted in the central European region. The aim is to promote SCA’s Zewa household towel brand Wisch&Weg in connection with the European Football Championship 2008.
SCA signs historical gas contract
SCA and Gaz de France have signed a two year contract of 2.9 TWh gas. The contract means that Gaz de France will supply gas to all of SCA’s major paper mills in Germany.
Prosperity rituals for greenfield project in India
Together with its Indian joint venture partner Godrej, SCA is building a greenfield personal care plant in Nashik, India. On March 19 a traditional Indian ground breaking ceremony, a ‘Bhoomi Poojan’,was performed for a fortunate building of the new plant.
SCA box assigned to Guinness World Records
SCA Packaging in Denmark helped students in the town of Aarhus to build the biggest corrugated box in the world.
Increased use of recovered paper in Laakirchen
SCA’s graphic paper mill in Laakirchen invests EUR 10m (SEK 95m) to increase the percentage of recycled fibre in its products. The aim is to reduce the energy consumption, the use of pulp-wood raw material and the carbon dioxide emissions – without compromising the high quality of the products.
UK tissue mill wins environmental management award
SCA Tissue Europe’s consumer tissue mill in Prudhoe, UK, has been awarded for its outstanding performance in environmental management.
Jan Johansson named “Man against the stream 2008”
If Jan Johansson can decide, there will be more female managers in SCA. In the current issue of the Swedish business weekly Veckans Affärer, he relates in conjunction with the award about the importance of having more females managers in the business world.
Continued FSC certification for SCA
The outcome of the follow-up audit conducted in February by the certification firm SGS of SCA’s forestry operations, is that SCA will continue to be FSC certified. During an audit last autumn, SCA was cited for deficiencies in nature conservation, among other comments. A follow-up audit shows that these shortcomings are rectified or are in the process of being corrected.
WWF and Velvet celebrate nature support partnership
The World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) and SCA’s UK toilet tissue brand Velvet, have teamed up to find the ‘Velvet Young Nature Photographer of the Year’ in a photography contest. The initiative is part of Velvet’s partnership with WWF.
Graningebruk sawmill completely burned down
At 5:30 a.m. the morning of 8 February, a fire broke out at SCA's sawmill in Graninge. When the fire services arrived at the scene, the building that housed the saw line was completely in flames. The damage was extensive.
SCA among the world’s most sustainable companies
British consultant Innovest Strategic Value Advisors has ranked SCA as one of the world’s 100 leading companies with regards to environmental and social issues and strategic planning. Five Swedish companies were included in the ranking and SCA was the only company within the Paper & Forest Products category.
SCA assures quality of forestry work
With SCA’s PLUS services, forest owners receive a quality receipt for planting, final felling and other services.
Visit Tork City
At www.sca-tork.com the visitor is invited to a tour in the virtual Tork City and its variety of washrooms.
“Tork City is an exciting interactive tool that is also highly useful for clarifying the washroom requirements of any building or facilities manager,” says Tork category marketing director Bengt Eriksson. It gives an immediate visual insight into what a washroom will look like.
Diapers influence choice of food store
Families with children are loyal customers and account for 41 percent more purchases than the average. Diaper prices play a significant role in the choice of food stores.
Training and long-term, intensified efforts secure nature conservation work
At the end of 2007, SCA was criticized for deficient nature conservation in conjunction with certain forest fellings. The audit of SCA’s compliance with the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) forestry standards also revealed shortcomings. Since then a detailed action program has been developed and launched to ensure that the mistakes made will not be repeated.
New mill in Russia
By the end of the year SCA's new tissue mill south of Moscow will start production. The tissue is needed for the booming Russian market.
Coordinated management systems cut costs
A new international network, SCA Management Systems Coordination Network, has been formed to coordinate the Group’s management systems and certification. The goal is to simplify the certification process within the company.
SCA invests in energy projects in developing countries
SCA is participating in five Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in India. The aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing the usage of bio fuels in developing countries outside the Kyoto Protocol.
His heart belongs to paper
John Kessler is SCA’s man in Colombia. His family has supplied paper to the big printers and publishers in the region for more than 70 years − a demanding task in a market which is extremely price sensitive.
SCA wins five Worldstar Awards
Solutions from SCA Packaging Europe’s operations in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the UK were recognised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) at this year’s awards.
Strong measures taken after nature conservation criticism
SCA has received criticism for deficient nature conservation in conjunction with a small number of fellings and is now taking strong measures to prevent a repetition of any mistakes.
Waste becomes energy in new power plant
Last Friday, the topping-out ceremony for the new Witzenhausen RDF power plant was held. The RDF power plant will make the plant self-sufficient in electricity and steam and today’s gas power station can be replaced.
SCA tests synthetic diesel
SCA will use synthetic diesel in two tractor-trailers in Sweden during a one-year trial period, starting this autumn. In the future the ambition is to use diesel made of bio fuel.
Reading is big in Japan
From right to left or from the bottom up – or the other way round. When it comes to reading, the Japanese have different rules. Not that this puts them off reading newspapers and magazines. Quite the opposite: the Japanese read more than any nation in the world. Japan specialist Jon Thunqvist reveals why.
Protect your towels
Many women have experienced it - they get their purse out of their bag, and out comes a towel/liner as well. Bodyform offers protective tins to avoid these embarrassing situations.
SCA awarded by Honda
SCA Packaging in Johor, Malaysia, has received the Best Supplier Award from the Japanese automobile company Honda. During the past four years Honda has given out this award three times and SCA Packaging Asia has won them all.
Libresse Maxi best in test
SCA’s Libresse Maxi feminine hygiene towels proved to be best in test in the Swedish market when seven major brands on the market were scientifically tested.
Meet Karoline Lenhult - diaper designer
Karoline Lenhult is the mother of three behind Libero’s new stretch baby diapers. She perfectly enjoys working with children’s products.
SCA trains hunting party leaders
For the past year, SCA Skog, part of the SCA Forest Products business group, has been training all leaders of hunting parties that hunt on SCA’s land. This is being undertaken to increase safety in the hunting party and to develop the exchange of dialog between the company and hunters.
Trainee program resulted in exciting new assignments
Michael Lövgren participated in SCA Forest Products 2005/2006 trainee program and now works as a purchasing specialist at SCA’s headquarters in Stockholm. Here you can read about his experience as a trainee.
SCA No. 2 in web ranking
SCA came in second place in the Swedish PR agency Hallvarsson & Halvarssons’s yearly web ranking. They survey Swedish listed companies’ information on the Internet.
SCA introduces new stretch baby diaper
SCA has invested SEK 500 million to further improve its baby diapers. Sale of the new stretch Libero baby diaper is due to commence shortly, which will make everyday life easier for parents with small children.
A global approach to green
The Philadelphia Eagles football team has entered a corporate partnership with SCA Americas. SCA’s strong environmental work fits well into the Eagles Go Green environmental program.
From T-form to TENA
Finding a global trademark in two syllables that doesn’t mean anything inappropriate is virtually impossible today. However, SCA managed to do so with its TENA brand.
Success for panty design competition
Lots of girls wanted to create their own panty pattern in the Nordic Design Challenge, a competition arranged by Libresse and JC. The winner will have her panty produced and sold in all JC stores in the Nordic countries.
Velvet sponsors Supernanny
Velvet is continuing to build their brand icon, the Baby MD, by sponsoring the popular TV programme, Supernanny. Already an established character, the Baby MD had been an integral part of Velvet’s communication activities and has featured in all TV commercials for over 18 months.
The Tork revolution - wages war on germs and napkin hoarders
SCA Tissue is starting a revolution in the North American tissue paper industry and doing it with style and humour. The campaign is part of the rebranding of SCA's tissue products under the global Tork brand.
SCA shifts to trains to reduce emissions
SCA Transforest has started intermodal traffic, via train, from the Tunadal port outside Sundsvall. The goods is being transported between Tunadal and Gothenburg, and the shift from road to rail will reduce emissions.
Sorbent supports cancer research in Australia
SCA's tissue brand Sorbent is a supporter of Australia's Daffodil day 2007, raising funds and awareness to support research, education and services for Australia's Cancer Council. Through this initiative, SCA Hygiene Australasia will be donating over AUD 100,000 to support the causes of the event.
Women learn more about forestry
In May, SCA organized for the first time a forest education for women only. One purpose was to give the women knowledge to be able to make decisions in forest cultivation matters by themselves.
There is no place as private as the bathroom – and still so strangely taboo. In countless home décor articles about bathrooms, with everything from classic and beautiful to minimalist and high-tech, the toilet is rarely shown. Yet it’s here that we see to our needs, read a newspaper or contemplate life.
Rolls for easy access
SCA Tissue has developed a toilet paper package that is easier to open.
Ad makes "hush hush" products normal
When customers don’t want to admit they need a product, how should it be marketed? Viagra, Head & Shoulders and TENA are a few of the names that have succeeded with their campaigns. The keyword is “normalize.”
Libresse launches design collection
Customised designed patterns on the single wrapped towels make them look more appealing and nice to bring along in your hand bag.
Stylish and smart for tomorrow's parents
Today’s parents are more fashionconscious and mobile than previous generations. These are two strong trends that SCA has captured with a couple of this spring’s product launches.
Strict control of raw materials
SCA devotes extensive time and effort to ensuring that the timber used in its operations comes from responsibly managed forests. SCA has been working intensively with its supply base for some time to ensure that all the fibre-based raw materials delivered to the Group’s plants, such as purchased pulp or liner, do not come from controversial sources.
Huge challenge in China
With 14 factories in China and 6 in Southeast Asia, SCA Packaging Asia is one of the most fast-growing units in the whole SCA Group.
New packaging vital to life
A heart must be transplanted within four hours. But it’s not just time that is crucial: keeping the temperature constant also plays a vital role. All this places major demands on packaging.
Bigger diapers for Malaysian babies
Hygiene South Asia has launched Drypers XXL, the first baby diaper brand in Malaysia to offer diapers in a bigger size in the economy segment.
The hidden value in going green
“Traditional share analysis methods fail to account for some 70 percent of a company’s worth,” says Susanna Jacobson, an analyst with Innovest who specializes in environmental issues within the forestry and paper industry.
SCA saves seals
The SCA heavy duty knowledge center, based at the SCA Packaging Tilburg site, has designed, tested and produced corrugated board boxes for transporting seals.
Stefan Edberg likes SCA
Former tennis champion Stefan Edberg not only has six Grand Slam titles under his belt, but he’s also a passionate investor.
Laughing with Libresse
This year’s Libresse campaign, “Laughter,” has been developed from the perspective of the consumer.
The campaign describes security in an unusual, feminine and positive way.
Many opportunities for development
Niclas Hörle is a product developer at Feminine Products in Gothenburg, Sweden.“I receive an assignment to develop a product and then I choose how to conduct the assignment. There is a high level of freedom, combined with responsibility. I have to deliver!” says Niclas Hörle.
Soft paper, hard numbers
New and playful products will make SCA sell substantially more tissue. At least according to Mats Berencreutz, president SCA Tissue Europe, in an interview in the Swedish magazine Fri Köpenskap.
Eco-friendly transportation with CTI
SCA is cutting costs
and looking after the
environment by increasing
the number of trucks
equipped with CTI
technology in its forests.
TENA Lady Mini Magic won trade award
SCA’s TENA Lady Mini Magic has received the Dutch award “Wheels of Retail.
"This is the most prominent trade award", says Jaap van der Vijver, product group manager TENA Benelux.
"Handee Ultra. It's ultra handy!"
That's the message for the Australian audience in the latest Handee Ultra TV commercial. Click on one of the links below to watch it.
SCA Investor Day Americas
SCA is hosting an investor day, 17 September 2007, at Hotel Gansevoort in New York starting at 1.30 PM.
3 awards to SCA in Singapore
SCA Packaging Asia won three awards at Singapore Packaging Star Awards 2006.
Second greenest company in the world
UN and SCA in a Slovakian collaboration
The United Nations pursues a development program with the purpose of developing infrastructure and sustainable solutions in the Domica region in Slovakia. SCA was asked to take a leading role in the project.
A family business
For Tonnie, Dennis and Mark Rutenfrans SCA might be considered a family business. Altogether, the father and his two sons have worked at SCA Packaging De Hoop for nearly 50 years.
Watch the baby catwalk!
Watch the latest Libero commercial where babies show design diapers on the catwalk.
Trendy innovations in Australasia
SCA’s Libra brand has launched two of its biggest innovations to the Australian and New Zealand markets – Libra Naturals and Libra Designs.
Incontinence care growing in the US
The market for urology and incontinence devices in North America will grow by nearly 50 percent over the next five years, according to a report from the Millennium Research Group.
Tissue for people on the move
You´re in the car, on the boat or in the summer house and need some tissue? Edet Torky "on the go" is the answer - a kitchen roll in a practical dispenser which is easy to bring.
Sustained environmental work yields results
SCA works continually with reducing energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. This work has resulted in substantial energy savings and a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions last year by 164,000 tonnes.
SCA's oldest mill celebrates 350 years
SCA Packaging De Hoop in the Netherlands celebrated last week its 350th anniversary. This was done with many activities and festivities.
Retailers’ brands create profile
Europe’s food retailers will in future invest increasingly in creating their own strong brands. By using their own store names, they are establishing brands with inexpensive and attractive products.
SCA’s oldest mill has produced paper for 350 years
The De Hoop paper mill is 350-years old, making it SCA’s oldest mill. The anniversary celebrations will take place over several days in mid-May in the presence of SCA’s CEO Jan Åström. The plant, which is located in Eerbeek, the Netherlands, has made a long journey from the start in 1657 to today’s modern facilities for environmentally friendly containerboard production.
New product in France
France is the first country to launch a new multipurpose feminine hygiene product called Nana Plus+.
Shape awarded Best Newcomer
SCA's magazine on trends, markets and business, SHAPE, has won the prestigious "Guldbladet" (Golden leaf) award for Best Newcomer of the year.
Stringent environmental goals for water
SCA plans to reduce its water consumption by 15% between 2005 and 2010, and emissions of organic materials by 30%. Experts from throughout the Group are working to make this possible.
SCA wins IR award
SCA was commended in the Best Website International Companies category at the 2007 IR Best Practice Awards.
Trendy babies with design diapers
In May, SCA will launch a limited edition in the Nordic countries of its first designer diaper under the name Spring Collection – a trendy line of diapers with cute, hip design patterns with glamour and a retro feel that make the diaper more of a complete undergarment.
Healthy zebra fish in Östrand’s effluent water
The effluent water from Östrand’s pulp mill in Sweden has no negative effect on fish or crustaceans. That is the conclusion from an exposure test conducted by IVL, the Swedish Environmental Research Institute.
Luna is reaching for the sky
SCA Forest Products has great hopes for the future of the refined CTMP pulp airlaid product marketed as Luna. A major project aiming at identifying new applications and external customers is going on at Östrand, Sweden.
Chinese packaging facility inaugurated
SCA’s brand new packaging facility in Suzhou was officially inaugurated at an opening ceremony held on April 18.
An HR manager with adventurous spirit
Chris Sappl, with roots in South Africa and Europe, recently joined the SCA Asia Pacific headquarters in Shanghai as its Vice President, Human Resources.
Tork wins Wembley Stadium contract
SCA’s strong environmental policies clinched the deal with Britain’s new Wembley Stadium.
SCA wins Asda Wal-Mart award
Asda Wal-Mart, the UK´s 2nd largest grocery retailer, has awarded SCA Consumer Tissue the title of ”Supplier of the Year 2006”. This was the second time SCA won this award during the last three years.
SCA attractive among academics
SCA is one of Sweden's best employers according to a survey conducted by the research company Universum. Slightly more than 14,000 professional academics in Sweden were questioned about expectations and attitudes regarding working life and career.
SCA’s annual report used as school example
Complete, clear and convincing is Jean Bellemans’, a Belgian university professor, summary of SCA’s annual report. He has used the report in his classes for the past nine years.
SCA breaks male-incontinence taboo
Urine leakage among men is a hidden problem. SCA is focusing development resources on this area with the product TENA for Men.
Award for water conservation
The Flagstaff paper mill, USA, won the 2006 Water Reuse Customer of the Year.
Tissue shortage in Russia
Following decades of low consumption, demand for tissue is now greater than supply. SCA’s growth figures in the country in recent years have been double-digit.
Libero – "one who is free"
The name of SCA’s major selling diaper was adopted with the aid of a database in Paris in 1979.
The jellyfish diaper
Through finding out how and why the jellyfish can retain so much water, researchers hope by synthetic means to replicate comparable high-absorbency structures.
More tissue for less expensive lunches
In the US, 925,000 food outlets serve 130,000 million lunch guests daily. The trend is toward eating at less-expensive restaurants, which favors tissue suppliers.
Favourable winds in Mexico
SCA has regained its leading position in the Mexican market. Since the Group bought out a local partner in December 2004, setbacks have given way to success.
Without losing a drop
QuadBag is the name of a brand new bag-in-box packaging solution provided by SCA Packaging in Värnamo, in southern Sweden.
New Innovation center in Brussels
In a market place where around 70 per cent of the purchasing decisions are made at the point of sale, the product needs to stand out. More than ever, the role of packaging within the total product experience is crucial. In Brussels, SCA Packaging works to meet rising customer demands.
Tree stumps tested as biofuel
Growing demand for biofuel has led SCA to test tree stumps as fuel.
New TENA product to reach larger target group
The incontinence product TENA Lady now has a little sister – TENA Lady Mini Magic.
Three analysts about 2007
From research to plant manager
Sussan Sandberg is plant manager for SCA’s tissue plant at Lilla Edet in southwest Sweden. Continuously trying to improve and enhance the efficiency of the operations is a challenge for her.
SCA welcomes new chemicals legislation
Responsibility for assessing the risks associated with chemicals will be placed on the chemicals industry on June 1, when new EU regulations become effective. Cellulose raw materials have been exempted from the legislation.
Tork, SCA’s global tissue brand, is launching two new hygienic ”touch-free” products in February 2007.
Libero doubled sales in Russia
SCA’s twofold approach in the Russian diaper market has paid off. In two years the sales more than doubled.
Women with incontinence don’t seek help
Only one out of four women with incontinence problems tries to find help, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Welcome to SCA’s new website
As you can see, SCA’s website has changed appearance.
Incontinence increases in aging population
For sufferers, incontinence is a well-guarded secret and one that can often result in a serious social handicap. This is a problem that is going to grow rapidly as populations become increasingly older.
The whole world has the flu
Every year, on average, 5 per cent of all the people in the world come down with the flu. That means 325 million people.
SCA´s sustainability reporting best in Sweden
SCA’s environmental and social report 2005 is the best in Sweden. At least according to FAR SRS, the Swedish professional institute for authorized public accountants.
SCA sustainability leader
SCA has received the highest score in a sustainability index that evaluates how companies work long-term with environmental and human rights issues.
SHAPE - SCA's new magazine
SCA’s products and services are not just important – they are often indispensable.
World-class Annual Report
At the end of August SCA’s annual report 2005 was rated no. 3 in the world in the Belgium-based consultancy Enterprice.com’s annual ranking of company annual reports.