Today, SCA uses 9.6 million m3 of forest raw materials that are converted into products. The value added, expressed as sales per used unit of wood volume, is approximately SEK 2,000/m3 or about five times the average price of wood. Work is continuously ongoing to further increase the yield and added value in the various segments.
The Group is working continuously to improve operations. One example is work to steadily improve energy efficiency. Efforts are pursued and followed up within the Group’s energy-savingprogram ESAVE. The current period will run from 2010 up to and including 2020. The projects completed by the end of 2018 within the program have resulted in energy savings totaling approximately 150 GWh of electricity and 420 GWh of heating on an annual basis.
SCA is working to reduce its emissions to water and air through investments and continuous improvements. Additional measures are required to reduce emissions as a result of rebuilding work on water treatment plants.