To improve the safety culture within SCA, and to reduce the number of occupational accidents, we have introduced the ZERO program. SCA's CEO is a sponsor of ZERO and the program is led by a steering group that includes all business area managers.

With a vision of zero workplace accidents and we want everyone to come home healthy and undamaged.

SCA's most important goal is that all of our employees, and everyone who enters our sites, should return home healthy and unscathed at the end of the working day. The Group has a vision of zero workplace accidents. In order to develop our health and safety culture, we run the program ZERO. Within ZERO, we work to increase awareness and change behaviors. The most common causes of accidents, which also resulted in the longest absence, were tripping and falling accidents.

Everyone must give the highest priority to work on health and safety, engage and take responsibility for the development of our common security culture.

The Group's managers are trained in change management to coach and encourage safe behavior. SCA also conducts training initiatives with regard to health and safety. Health and safety work at SCA's largest units is certified in accordance with ISO45001.


The toolbox consists of a number of points that should guide the work on ZERO. Systematic working environment activities is carried out to continuously improve the working environment at the workplace.

Toolbox-Ledningens engagemang

Management committment
All employees have a personal responsibility for his/her own health and safety as well as to care for the health and safety of others in the workplace. Our leaders and management teams are responsible for creating and through their actions contribute to a good health and safety culture within their areas of responsibility (division, unit, department etc). Our leaders must be visible and present in daily activities, engage themselves in a constructive dialog on health and safety and actively, through actions, be a role model and show that health and safety issues have top priority.​

​Reporting and investigation of accidents, incidents and risk observations
The aim is to draw lessons from past accidents so they do not happen again. All workplace accidents, incidents and risk observations should be reported and investigated. All reporting, investigation and follow-up should be documented in any of the IA systems. Everyone can report an event or risk observation and follow how it is addressed. The closest manager becomes event manager and takes the appropriate action.​​

Order and tidiness
With a good orderliness in our workplaces, we avoid many accidents at work and facilitate the daily work. A program with routines for working systematically with functional orderliness should be provided and maintained. ​​​​The program will be designed based on the units' needs. There should be a system for monitoring and control of the program. All employees should be aware and have a role in the program.


Self-assessment and revision
The self-assessment is meant to make an assessment of the unit / division status within Toolbox. On each unit, self-assessment and audit of all the blocks in the Toolbox conducted regularly. Corrective actions based on self-assessment and audit should be documented and communicated. The areas for improvement identified through self-assessment and audit forms the basis of each unit's action plan.

Risk assessment
Using risk assessments, we get knowledge of the risks that are present at the workplace, both physical and psychosocial. The work should be proactive and risk assessment should regularly be made of the entire plants. ​ When organizational changes are made it should always be an assessment of impact. At operating and maintenance work risk inventories must be made, according to the model Take Two.

​​Annual health and safety talk
​In connection with ZERO the annual target and development discussion is complemented by a health and safety dialogue. The aim is to create a deeper dialogue about safety issues. As part of the health and safety dialogue each employee ​should set personal goals, such as participating in at least one safety inspection. The dialogue will be conducted with all employees of SCA.​

Behaviour Based Safety​ (BBS)
In BBS the employees observe each other's behavior and then give constructive feedback. This is to raise awareness among employees about what are safe and unsafe behaviors. ​​The aim is to engage all employees in efforts to reduce the number of accidents.​

Emergency preparedness
Each unit must have an established emergency plan with procedures including first aid, communication and crisis management. Emergency is meant, for example, different scenarios of disaster nature. The emergency plan should include instructions for employees and other residents in the unit's area and checklists for those who have an active role in different types of emergencies.

​Lifesaving rules
Lifesaving rules is a tool in ZERO. For each life-saving instruction, there may be more instructions that belong to resp. area. These instructions may apply globally to SCA or locally on a device.

Safety organisation
Each unit shall have a documented security organisation where the unit's chief executive is responsible. ​​​​​Regular safety inspections should be carried out which included representatives from the employees.​

Work Environment Competence
An effective environment work is based on the fact that employees, contractors and visitors have the knowledge needed. Training needs to be assessed for each person's job, such as driving permit, driving license chainsaw, BAM and SAM.

We want to promote a good working environment and prevent the risk of ill health due to organisational and social conditions in the work environment.​​To help minimize shortcomings in the organizational and social work environment and thus limiting the risk of ill health and reactions of stress.

The purpose of the tool Chemicals is that it should be a help in the business to achieve a good working environment and external environment.​

Fire Protection
All our operations must have a systematic fire protection work to minimize the risk of accident and / or injury to person and property. Good preventive fire protection work is directly linked to insurance premiums and deductibles.​