SCA protects forests with high nature qualities
Comment to Greenpeace report
In a report September 27, Wiping away the Boreal, Greenpeace is criticizing SCA's forestry and concern for nature.
SCA has had a dialogue with Greenpeace during the year, including field visits. Greenpeace demand that SCA refrain from fellings in forests with high nature qualities in order to preserve the biodiversity of boreal forests.
SCA fully share the commitment that the biodiversity of the forest must be preserved. SCA's vast forest holding has been inventoried with regard to nature qualities and forest with high nature values is set aside from forestry in SCA's ecological landscape plans. All areas subject to harvesting is thoroughly inventoried and trees and areas important for care-demanding plants and animals are set aside.
Totally, SCA preserves at its own initiative more than 20 per cent of its productive forest land. More than one tree out of five becomes part of the forest's natural cycles and ensures a rich and varied nature.
This extensive care for all values of the forest implies that SCA fulfils the demanding forest certification systems FSC and PEFC, which makes it possible for customers and consumers to buy forest products from responsibly managed forests.
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Björn Lyngfelt, SVP Communications
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