SCA produces and sells renewable products that can replace fossil-based alternatives and thereby contribute to reducing global warming. SCA also contributes to climate benefit through the net growth of the company’s forests, which capture CO2 from the atmosphere, and by continuously striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its own value chain.
SCA’s operations are climate positive and contribute in several ways towards important climate solutions and a fossil-free world.
The forest as a carbon dioxide sink
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. The forest and its products are an important part of the solution. SCA manages its forests to grow in the best possible way. As trees grow, they bind carbon dioxide. Trees are highly efficient carbon traps.
Our products are based on renewable raw material from responsibly managed forests. The products are recyclable and can replace fossil-based alternatives such as plastics and fossil fuels. With our products' low carbon footprint, we contribute to lower carbon footprint for our customers and customers' customers.
Fossil-free value chain
The overall aim is that SCA’s value chain is to become fossil-free. SCA’s own industrial processes are 95 percent fossil-free thanks to the bioenergy from our own forest raw materials. Better planning of transportation and by replacing fossil fuels, we reduce carbon dioxide emissions per tonne produced.
SCA is now one of Europe’s largest producers of forest-based bioenergy, with a total production of about 11.9 TWh per year. In Sweden, SCA has three pellets factories and we leases out forest land for wind power production. SCA also develops products for the next-generation of biofuels and green chemicals.
SCA’s climate benefits
SCA’s climate benefits amount to 10.5 million tonnes of CO per annum, which is more than the total emissions from all the truck traffic and domestic air travel in Sweden. We have developed a calculation that recognizes this.
The green cycle is necessary for a fossil-free society
SCA's growing forest and renewable products mean that we can leave fossil carbon in the ground. Here we describe how SCA's industrial ecosystem effectively contributes.
SCAs sustainability work has targets that are specific, measureable and time-limited. The targets presented are those we consider to be most relevant for SCA’s business operations and stakeholders.
What we do!
SCA has a long-term perspective and takes responsibility for sustainable development throughout its business. Here we show good examples and activities that show that sustainability is part of SCA's business concept.