SCA's target is to mange our forests in a way so that they are at least as rich in the future of raw material, biodiversity and experiences as today.

Valuable forests

Responsible management creates a diversity of values for people and the environment.

Biodiversity
SCA's forests are home to lots of animals and plants. And our goal is forests to be at least as rich in biodiversity in the future as they are today. For some threatened and rare species, special efforts are required to survive and increase in numbers.

Biodiversity

Social values
SCA’s forests, not least the forest roads SCA builds, contribute toward ecotourism, hunting and fishing. We have also launched a map service to make it easier for people to visit SCA’s forests with the highest conservation values and our conservation parks.

Social values

High growth
SCA has never had as much forest as it does now. For a long time, we have been able to increase the harvesting of renewable raw materials, while the standing forest has increased in volume and growth. This means that our forest resource has a higher value.

High growth

Raw material sources
SCA’s sources for raw materials are a balance between purchases from other forest owners, imports, and forest raw materials from SCA’s forests. All wood raw materials used must come from responsibly managed forests, at least meet the FSC standard for Controlled Wood.

Raw material sources

Certified forest management
SCA's forestry is certified and we undertake to follow the guidelines for responsible forestry set up by FSC® and PEFC ™. The entire chain from the forest to the finished product must be monitored and checked by independent auditors.

Certified forest management

Consideration for the Sami people and reindeer husbandry
The Sami communities own the right to reindeer herding on SCA's land. Good collaboration is a key for both businesses to function. We seek solutions that minimize the impact and work for both parties.

Sami people and reindeer husbandry

Sustainability targets
SCAs sustainability work has targets that are specific, measureable and time-limited. The targets presented are those we consider to be most relevant for SCA’s business operations and stakeholders.

Sustainability targets

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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Responsible forest management
Responsible forest management

Responsible forestry

Responsible and active forestry aims to achieve long-term growth in the forest while preserving biodiversity. This creates the conditions for both profitability in the future and for continuing high levels of environmental benefits. The forest’s growth potential can be optimally utilized through active and scientifically based forest management practices.

21 per cent of SCA's productive forest land is excluded from harvesting to preserve biodiversity. SCA's responsible forest management are based on the long-term and sustainable use of the forest as a resource, which ensures it is at least as rich in biodiversity, nature experiences and economic values in the future as it is today.

Read more about our environmental work in the forest