SCA has a long-term perspective and takes responsibility for sustainable development throughout our business. See our good examples and activities that show how sustainability is part of SCA's business concept.

Good examples

SCA engaged in water conservation project
Several tributaries of the Gimån river in Jämtland are being restored in a project that aims to recreate habitats for freshwater pearl mussels, trout and otters. The initiative is part of the EU project Rivers of LIFE. SCA is involved as a landowner and is also carrying out its own measures.

SCA commences CCF collaboration with the Swedish Forest Agency
SCA is setting aside trial sites in the Sörgraninge conservation park for continuous cover forestry (CCF). The trial sites are part of a collaboration between SCA and the Swedish Forest Agency and will be used for training and follow-up to provide more knowledge of CCF methods.

SCA to experiment with planting sallow for an endangered flower
There is plenty of pine and spruce at Bogrundet plant nursery, but now there is also a small amount of sallow seedlings growing in the laboratory. If all goes to plan, the sallow will be planted in SCA’s pasqueflower forest in Fåssjödal and assist in the survival of the rare pasqueflower.

Nature conservation across company boundaries
SCA and Holmen are cooperating to create a forest trail with a focus on nature and cultural conservation in a area with first-class forests and high conservation values. The trail is part of Holmen’s “Kunskapsskog” and encompasses SCA’s voluntary set-asides in Kunnådalen in Ångermanland, Sweden.

Burning forests – for nature’s best
Controlled burning is one of the most effective nature conservation measures that we can perform. Through fire, we create habitats for species that benefit from or that are dependent on forest fires to be able to survive. We carry out burning under highly controlled forms.

Invigningen av Sörgraninge mångfaldspark i Sollefteå Kommun.

Our Conservation Parks
Our parks are areas distinguished by a higher degree of diversity than the forest landscape in general. Our aim is to develop forestry and ensure even greater resilience and sustainability from all perspectives.

The Right of Public Access
The Right of Public Access is a unique opportunity that gives everybody the freedom to roam the Swedish countryside. We can sum this up with the phrase ”Don’t disturb – don’t destroy”. You make use of the right of public access whenever you enjoying nature.

Ensuring forests growth and usage
The forest industry contributes to counteract climate change. With the forestry we are pursuing, our growing trees capture and bind four million tons of carbon dioxide a year in the forests' ever-growing standing volume.

Activities

Our forests are home to lots of animals and plants. Responsible forestry involves, among other things, sustaining the conservation of biodiversity, offering nature experiences in the forestland and providing a high quality raw material. SCA's large forest holdings are an important carbon sink, as growing trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Forestry also provides many jobs. Our forest certificates ensure credibility to our work.

Certificates
The most common reason for certification is that customers require a company to demonstrate that serious quality and environmental work is being conducted. SCA also sees the benefit of a certification auditor reviewing our operations and making demands on our business development.

Balancing between biodiversity and positive climate impact
One high-priority environmental target in SCA forestry is preserving biodiversity.

Less damage to ancient and cultural remains
SCA’s positive trend with increasingly less damage to ancient and cultural remains has continued. The target is zero damage to remains during site preparation and final harvesting operations. “We are moving steadily towards our zero-damage target,” says Anna Cabrajic, forest ecologist at SCA.

SCA invests in fossil-free heating at Bogrundet nursery
Fossil-free heating is to be installed at SCA’s Bogrundet nursery. The investment includes a large, environmentally-friendly heating system that will operate on pellets. SCA is also receiving a grant from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency’s Klimatklivet initiative to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases.

Valuable forests
Valuable forests