Valuable raw material and a rich nature

SCA owns 2.6 million hectares forests in northern Sweden. We have a long tradition of managing the forest and supply our industries with valuable and renewable raw material. With a long-lasting and effective value chain in world class, we use the whole tree and refine the forest into sustainable solutions and products to people all over the world.

Forest in figures 2018

Forest holdings 2.6 million hectares
Productive forest land 2.0 million hectares
Forest volume 36% spruce
40% pine
15% deciduous
9% Pinus Contorta
Annual harvest volume SCA's own forests 4.3 million cu. m 
Annual harvest volume from private forest owners 2.6  million cu. m 
Annual harvest SCA´s own forest 19,000 hectares
Thinning SCA’s own forest 10,000 hectares
Silviculture acreage 55, 486 hectares
Seedlings deliveries to SCA’s own forest 36.2 millions
Seedlings deliveries to private forest owners  45.4 millions
Solig tallskog, pine forets with sun

SCA's forest in Latvia

In April 2019, SCA acquired forest and land assets in Latvia, in total 10 400 hectares. The assets comprise 7 600 hectares of productive forest land, 2 000 hectares of farmland and 800 hectares of other land. Our holdings are mainly located on the Northern/North-Eastern region of Latvia.

The standing timber volume amounts to one million cubic metres. The assets consist mainly of
self-rejuvenated forests. This means there are more deciduous than we normally have in our Swedish forests, but there are also great spruce stands. Part of the agricultural farmland and the other land are also well suited for forestry.

The acquisition is a long-term investment in order to increase SCA’s forest holding. The Baltic states are a natural part of the base for our raw material supply to our operations in Sweden.

Our raw material

Tallstammar i skogen, Pine stems in the forest

SCA’s production facilities used 9.6 million cubic meters of wood raw material in 2018. Almost all of the raw material flow (more than 93%) was from Sweden. The remaining raw material was from Finland, Norway and the Baltic States (6%), and from Poland, Scotland and Spain (1%).

The main part consist of:
Spruce (Picea abies) 
Pine (Pinus sylvestris) 

A minor part consist of:
Alder (Alnus spp.)
Aspen (Populus tremula)   
Birch (Betula spp.) 
Contorta pine (Pinus contorta)
Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)                   
Monterey pine (Pinus radiate)                   
Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis)               


Skog med tjärn, forest with small lake

Our environmental work

Learn more about how we work with nature consideration in the forest, certified forestry, ecological landscape planning and more.

Our environmental work in the forest

Our environmental work
Our environmental work

Well-managed forests burn less often than old-growth forests

Today's forests do not burn as often. That is because we fight the fires effectively and the forest structure and care makes it not as inflammable.

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Forest fires
Orre i skogenBlack grouse in the forest

Welcome to our forest

Everyone is welcome to our forests. Come and hike, pick berries and mushrooms or simply enjoy the calm atmosphere of the forest. Feel free to visit one of our five conservation parks.

Welcome to our forest