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. For 2019 new sustainability targets have been developed.

Fossil-free world

  • Our value chain is to be fossil free
  • Our forests are to counteract climate change as growing trees bind CO₂, and our products replace fossil-based alternatives
  • We are to increase wind power production on SCA’s land to 5 TWh in 2020

Outcome 2018

  • Total climate benefit: 8 million tonnes CO2
  • Net forest growth: 3 million m3fo
  • Substitution effect (contribution from products): 5 million tonnes CO2
  • Emissions of CO2e (direct emissions, emissions from purchased electricity and energy, emissions from purchased goods and services): 0.9 million tonnes CO2
  • Production of wind power on SCA land: 2.6 TWh
Sustainability target 2019

Valuable forests

  • Our forests are to be at least as rich in biodiversity, nature experiences and raw material in the future as they are today
  • All wood raw material in our products is to be FSC® or PEFC™-certified or at least fulfill FSC®'s standard for controlled wood FSC® CW

Outcome 2018

  • Standing volume in own forest amounted to 235 million m3fo
  • Area exempted for nature conservation: 20% of productive forest land
  • Share of wood raw material in SCA’s products that complies with FSC®, PEFC™ or FSC® CW: 100%
Sustainability target 2019

Efficient use of resources

  • Maximize the utilization of raw materials and value creation from the raw materials
  • The specific energy consumption is to decrease by 20% between 2010 and 2020
  • The specific emissions of suspended solids and phosphorus to water is to decrease by 10% between 2014 and 2020

Outcome 2018

  • Added value (sales relative to utilized volume of raw material): SEK 2,000/m3 wood raw material
  • Energy saving: 10% lower specific energy consumption compared with 2010. Changes to product portfolio and investment projects impact the outcome
  • Emissions to water of suspended solids and phosphorous: Emissions of suspended solids have fallen 12% while phosphorous has declined by 21% compared with the base year
Sustainability target 2019

Responsibility for people and the community

  • Our aim is zero workplace accidents
  • We are to be an attractive and inclusive employer where diversity is a part of our culture

Outcome 2018

  • Workplace accidents, LTA frequency rate: 9.1 accidents resulting in absence per million hours worked
  • Engagement index from the All Employee Survey: 86%
  • Share of women in the Group: 19%
  • Number of employees: 4,216 (average number during the year)


Sustainability target 2019

Profitable growth

  • Sustainable development through responsible, sustainable and successful business practices

Outcome 2018

  • EBITDA margin: 28.0%
  • EBITDA development: 44% relative to 2017
  • Industrial return on capital employed: 16.4%
Sustainability target 2019

Our set of values

  • We are to comply with SCA’s Code of Conduct and all employees are to receive regular training in the Code
  • Our purchases from suppliers are to fulfill SCA’s Supplier Standard

Outcome 2018

  • Percentage of employees who have received training in the Code of Conduct: 90%
  • Percentage of contract suppliers that have approved SCA’s Supplier Standard: 94%
Sustainability target 2019