The most common reason for certification is that customers require a company to demonstrate that serious quality and environmental work is being conducted. SCA also sees the benefit of a certification auditor reviewing our operations and making demands on our business development.


Forest certification

FSC®, (Forest Stewardship Council®) and PEFC™ (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification).


SCA's sawmills, Östrand pulp mill, Ortviken paper mill, Obbola and Munksund containerboard mills and the pellets production within BioNorr are chain-of-custody certified according to FSC and PEFC. The plants are provided with wood raw material from certified forests or with controlled wood, i. e. wood that does not come from controversial sources according to FSC Controlled Wood or PEFC Controlled Sources. SCA's sawn timber, pulp, containerboard, publication paper and pellets can be purchased as FSC and PEFC certified products. SCA is one of the world's largest suppliers of certified forest products.

Environmental certification and energy management

ISO 14001 and ISO 50001

SCA uses ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 as environmental and energy management systems. The forest operations are certified according to ISO 140001. SCA's plants are certified according to the table below.

Quality Certification

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is the quality and management system used across SCA. The standard has many benefits and has been shown to improve sales and quality, meet customer requirements and improve customer satisfaction.

Occupation health and safety

OHSAS 18001

SCA implements the international OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) standard to ensure that uniform processes are deployed across the Group, and that SCA continuously work to improve workplace health and safety. OHSAS specifies requirements for an organization's occupational health and safety management systems.