|Positive climate impact of 10.5 million tonne CO2
|Positive climate impact of 9.6 million tonne CO2
SCA wishes to contribute to limit global warming and works proactively to reduce climate impact. This takes various forms: through reducing fossil-fuel emissions in the value chain, increasing forest uptake of CO₂ from the atmosphere, and through the company’s products, which are renewable and replace fossil alternatives. SCA also supports the transition of others to freedom from fossil fuels by providing access to renewable energy in various forms.
SCA’s target is to “Increase climate benefit from 10 to 15 million tonnes of CO2” between 2019 and 2030. This will be achieved by net growth in SCA’s own forests that sequester CO2, by reducing fossil-fuel emissions in the value chain by 50% by 2030, by increasing the volume of renewable products and by using innovation to develop products that offer greater climate benefits.
The company’s total climate benefit is calculated using the model published by SCA in 2019 and comprises three components:
Uptake in SCA’s own forest, where 1 m3fo in net growth corresponds to an uptake of 1,375 tonnes/m3fo CO2 from the atmosphere and is the same factor as used in Sweden’s national reports.
Fossil-fuel emissions in the value chain, meaning from the forest operations to the customers’ gate. Emissions are calculated using the GHG protocol and encompass Scope 1, 2 and 3.
The climate benefit that arises when SCA’s products replace fossil materials and the equivalent amount of fossil carbon remains in the ground, is referred to as the substitution effect.
SCA’s climate benefit
This climate model has been audited and also used by other Swedish forest companies, and applied throughout the industry in Sweden and Europe. SCA's climate benefits.