100 million plants that absorb carbon dioxide
Every year, SCA delivers around 100 million seedlings. Approximately 40 per cent of these are planted in SCA’s own forests and the rest are sold to other forest owners. For every tree that is harvested to become sawn timber or paper products, two to three new trees are planted, which contributes to our Swedish forests growing at a faster rate than what we harvest. Growing forests are an important part of the fight against climate change through forests’ ability to absorb carbon dioxide. In 2021, net absorption in SCA forests alone was a whopping 5.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.