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.

Good examples

Plants with lowest carbon footprint
SCA works in many ways to minimize negative impacts on the environment, people and society.

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Pine heartwood decking
The wood used in SCA’s pine heartwood decking is from the innermost and hardest part of a slow growing pine that is 80-100 years old and consists of 99 percent heartwood.

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Good forest management is important for high-quality raw material
Forest management play an important part in the work of managing SCA’s forest holding. By ensuring the forest grows, we secure valuable raw material for our industries. SCA invests approximately SEK 150-200m every year in forest management measures.

Good forest management

Life cycle perspective
The greatest climate effect can be achieved by using the Group's products to replace other products with a larger carbon footprint, for example, by, using biofuel to replace fossil fuels, wood products to replace concrete, and paper to replace plastic.

Life cycle perspective

Wood for sustainability
For generations we have refined Europe's largest certified forest. We have great respect for life and our forest and want to contribute to a sustainable society and a better climate.

Wood for sustainability

Paper for sustainability
Our products are based on renewable and recyclable raw materials. The fresh fiber can be reused many times, thus ensuring raw material availability for the production of recycled fiber products.

Paper for sustainability

Arcwise for sustainability
Arcwise® is a unique packaging technology that for the first time entails curved shaped corrugated board packaging. The technology provides premiumization of packaging (e.g. shelf ready packs) and attraction in point of sale. At the same time, Arcwise® has a significant lightweighting potential, which can substantially reduce carbon footprint.

Arcwise for sustainability

Pulp for sustainability
Fluff pulp can be used as insulation material and replace mineral wool that has significantly higher carbon dioxide emissions.

Pulp for sustainability

Windpower for sustainability
SCA offers partners an opportunity to build wind power on the Group’s forest land. At the end of 2019, SCA had 485 wind turbines on its forest land with an annual capacity to produce 4,4 TWh. The target of 8 TWh by 2022 will be reached when the ongoing projects are completed.

Windpower for sustainability

Ensuring forests growth and usage
The forest industry contributes to counteract climate change. With the forestry we are pursuing, our growing trees capture and bind four million tons of carbon dioxide a year in the forests' ever-growing standing volume.

Ensuring forests growth and usage

Balancing between biodiversity and positive climate impact
One high-priority environmental target in SCA forestry is preserving biodiversity.

Biodiversity and positive climate impact
Fossil-free world
Fossil-free world