SCA Skog AB is in charge of sourcing raw materials for SCA’s Swedish industries.
SCA Skog actively refrains from trading in raw materials that:
- Have been illegally felled.
- Derive from:
- Genetically modified trees.
- Areas in which custom law and civil rights are actively obstructed.
- Key biotopes as defined by the Swedish Forest Agency.
However, raw materials from key biotopes can by deployed when felling was conducted in the aim of preserving or promoting diversity in the biotope.
- Forest areas of national interest and/or established national interests with a concentration of
- Key biotopes and/or
- Areas for red-listed species outside key biotopes.
- Forests located above the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation’s boundary for mountain forests and that are categorized under categories 1 and 2 of appendix 10 of the Swedish Forest Stewardship Council’s standard. Raw materials from forests in category 2 may be used under certain circumstances.
- Conservation areas for water sources, except when felling is conducted under the applicable regulations and permits.
- Forest lands that are transferred to plantations or other land usage, except when
- The extent of the land transfer affects a highly limited portion of the property
- This is in compliance with the prevailing legislation and all necessary permits have been secured.
(For example, when its use is aimed at developing forestry and community-related infrastructure, research, improving conditions for outdoor life, preserving or developing cultural heritage values or biological diversity.)