SCA Group's sustainability targets will be achieved by 2030 with 2019 as the base year. The targets presented are those we consider to be most relevant for SCA’s business operations and stakeholders.

Fossil-free world

  • Increase SCA’s climate benefit from 10 to 15 million tonnes of CO2.

How

  • Increased net growth in SCA’s own forests that capture CO2 from the atmosphere
  • A fossil-free value chain with a first target to reduce fossil emissions by 50% by 2030
  • Increase the availability of renewable products through volume growth and innovations that offer greater climate benefits
  • Increase wind power production on SCA’s land to 11 TWh.

Outcome 2021

  • Target: Increase total climate benefit to 15 million tonnes CO2. Outcome: 10.5 million tonnes CO2
  • Target: Net uptake of CO2 in the forest. Outcome: 5.4 million tonnes CO2
  • Target: Increase substitution benefits from SCA’s products. Outcome: 5.8 million tonnes CO2
  • Target: 50% reduction of fossil emissions in the value chain, Scope 1, 2 and 3, compared with 2019. Outcome: 0.72 million tonnes CO2e. Reduction by 21%
  • Target: Implement 11 TWh of approved wind power capacity on SCA land by 2025. Outcome: 6.5 TWh
Sustainability target

Valuable forests

  • 100% of wood raw material from responsibly managed forests

How

  • 100% CoC certified wood raw material – minimum requirement FSC Controlled Wood Standard
  • 75% of wood raw material from certified forests or harvested with SCA retention
  • SCA’s own forestry management certified under FSC and PEFC
  • The company’s forests are to be at least as rich in biodiversity, nature experiences and raw material in the future as they are today

Outcome 2021

  • Target: 100% CoC certified wood raw material – minimum requirement FSC Controlled Wood Standard. Outcome: 100%
  • Target: 75% of wood raw material from certified forests or harvested with SCA retention methods. Outcome: 72%
  • Target: SCA’s own forestry management certified under FSC and PEFC. Outcome: 100% of SCA-owned forest (forest operations)
  • Target: The company’s forests are to be at least as rich in biodiversity, nature experiences and raw material in the future as they are today. Outcome: Measures to secure habitats for SCA’s
    protected species will be defined as needed
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Efficient use of resources

  • Zero waste – Nothing goes to waste

How

  • Increased net growth in SCA’s own forests that capture CO2 from the atmosphere
  • A fossil-free value chain with a first target to reduce fossil emissions by 50% by 2030
  • Increase the availability of renewable products through volume growth and innovations that offer greater climate benefits
  • Increase wind power production on SCA’s land to 11 TWh.

Outcome 2021

  • Target: High raw material yield in every process. Outcome: Measured locally per production unit
  • Target: Improve energy efficiency through efficiency enhancements of at least 35 GWh per year based on the company’s energy consumption in 2020. (ESAVE program 2020–2025). Outcome: Target achieved. In 2021, energy efficiency programs were carried out corresponding to 35 GWh.
  • Target: Minimize emissions to water and air. Decrease emissions of suspended solids and phosphorus by 10% between 2014 and 2020. Outcome: Emissions of suspended solids increased 23%, while phosphorous emissions rose 7% compared with the base year
  • Target: Minimize landfill waste and hazardous waste Outcome: 6,436 tonnes of waste to landfill or
    handled as hazardous waste
Sustainability target

Responsibility for people and the community

  • An accident-free and healthy SCA

How

  • Zero workplace accidents
  • A mature health and safety culture corresponding to phase 4 (interdependent) on the DuPont Bradley Curve™
  • Leaders who can address future needs and employees who grow and develop
  • Contribute toward vibrant local communities

Outcome 2021

  • Target: No workplace accidents resulting in absence. Outcome: LTA frequency rate 5.8 accidents
    resulting in absence, per million hours worked
  • Target: A mature health and safety culture. Move the health and safety culture to phase 4 on the
    DuPont Bradley Curve™. Outcome: The planned assessment was not possible due to the coronavirus pandemic. Safety work has developed positively with a probable slight move on the Bradley curve.
  • Target: Develop leaders who can address future needs. Outcome: Green leadership index
  • Target: Employees who grow and develop. Outcome: Green engagement index
  • Target: Contribute toward viable local communities. Outcome: 61% of SCA’s economic value creation
    were paid to suppliers and employees mainly in Northern Sweden
Sustainability target

Profitable growth

  • Leading total shareholder return including dividends.

How

  • Leading performance, stable and growing dividend to shareholders
  • Strong financial positions with investment grade credit rating

Outcome 2021

  • Target: Total shareholder return, TSR. Outcome: 14%
  • Target: Stable and increasing dividend. Outcome: Dividend paid for 2020 was SEK 2.00. The dividend proposed for 2021 is SEK 3.25, of which SEK 2.25 is the regular dividend and SEK 1.00 an extra
    dividend
  • Target: Financial stability – Investment Grade credit rating. Outcome: Investment Grade credit rating
Sustainability target

Values

  • All employees comply with SCA’s Code of Conduct

How

  • All employees are trained in the Code of Conduct with the ambition of no violations of the Code
  • Purchasing from suppliers who share SCA’s values, where more than 98% of contract suppliers have approved SCA’s Supplier Standard and where audits are conducted of supplier operations using a risk-based selection

Outcome 2021

  • Target: All employees receive training in the Code of Conduct. Outcome: 97%
  • Target: No violations of the Code. Outcome: 5 confirmed breaches
  • Target: Purchasing from suppliers who share SCA’s values, >98% of contract suppliers have approved SCA’s Supplier Standard. Outcome: 98%
  • Target: Audits of supplier operations using a risk-based selection. Outcome: Sustainability risks for about
    3,000 of SCA’s suppliers were assessed in the EcoVadis IQ tool. The sustainability activities of 195 of SCA’s suppliers were also studied in more detail in EcoVadis. Approximately 3,300 on-site audits at contractors were conducted, mainly in harvesting and silviculture.
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