SCA works continuously to further improve resource efficiency. The sawmills work in various ways to improve yield and pulp mills to improve wood consumption levels. Currently, more than 65% of fresh fiber is used for wood products, paper, pulp and pellets. The remaining raw material is used for electricity and energy and for other products, such as tall oil and biofuels.

Efficient use of resources

The forest industry is already contributing with renewable and recyclable materials and is thereby enabling to create a circular society. The company’s innovation efforts aim to develop new materials, services and business models to help create a fossil-free and circular society.

Skogmiljö.

We use the entire tree
SCA has built an industrial ecosystem that maximizes value creation in and from the forest through renewable products and a resource-efficient value chain.

We use the entire tree
SCA R&D Centre.

Innovation and research
SCA’s innovation process is deeply embedded in the Group’s strategy and business model. Innovation activities are based on market trends, customer and consumer insight, new technology and new business models. Sustainability aspects and product safety are incorporated throughout the process.

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Continuous improvement
Examples of resource efficiency are the sawmills' work with different ways to increase the yield and the pulp mills consumption of wood. We have POEx, TIPS and LEAN as our way of working when we work with continuous improvements in our operations.

Continuous improvement
The new lime kiln at SCA Östrand, SCA Forest Products. The lime kiln is included in the projekt BioLoop. Den nya mesaugnen vid SCA Östrand, SCA Forest Products. Mesaugnen är en del av proojektet BioLoop.

Minimize emissions and waste
We have worked for many years to minimize waste. Most waste, as construction materials and through energy recovery, is now recycled.

Minimize emissions and waste
Bränsleflis från Tunadals sågverk.

Resource consumption
Resource efficiency is a key aspect of our sustainability work, both in terms of economizing on the use of the Earth’s resources and also for our cost-efficiency.

Resource consumption
Slang med pellets

Sustainable energy consumption
The projects completed by the end of 2019 within the program have resulted in energy savings totaling approximately 155 GWh of electricity and 425 GWh of heating on an annual basis.

Sustainable energy consumption
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Sustainability targets
SCAs sustainability targets are specific, measureable and time-limited. The targets presented are those we consider most relevant for SCA’s business operations and stakeholders.

Sustainability targets
Pelletstillverkning hos BioNorr i Härnösand.

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.

What we do!

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