With the force of the forest, we contribute to a sustainable future

Limiting global warming is one of today's biggest challenges. As a forest company, we want to contribute and be part of the solution.

It all starts with a plant. Our nursery supplies almost 100 million plants each year. We plant at least two new plants for each tree we take down. Our dedicated and well-trained entrepreneurs who chop our forest do the work with great care for the forest.

Our products are based on renewable raw materials and replace fossil-based materials, our growing forests absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and we continuously work to reduce the impact of our own business. At the same time, we contribute to a positive development of society and our employees.

SCA's forestry that is certified to standards from FSC™ (Forest Stewardship Council™)(FSC™ C004466) or PEFC™ (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™).

Our forests should be at least as rich in biodiversity in the future as they are today

SCA has built an industrial ecosystem that maximizes value creation in and from the forest through renewable products and a resource-efficient value chain.

 

Sawmills

The most valuable part of the tree is processed in the sawmills into wood products. Some of these become window components, painted cladding or shelves. More than half of the log is used for wood products. The remainder becomes chips for pulp production or sawdust that is processed into pellets. The bark is used in energy production.

Pulp and paper mills

SCA’s fiber industry produces chemical and mechanical pulp, publication paper and packaging paper. The pulp and paper mills are supplied with wood from forests that cannot be used for solid-wood products, and with sawmill chips. In addition to pulp, a kraft pulp mill also produces large amounts of renewable energy. The bark is used for energy production, heat is recycled and steam is used to produce electricity. By-products, such as tall oil and turpentine, are further refined into biofuels and green chemicals.

Bioenergy

Energy used by SCA’s plants is almost exclusively from bioenergy. By-products are used to produce heat and electricity. SCA also produces energy for external customers – green electricity, district heating, unrefined and refined biofuels – and is assessing opportunities to produce liquid biofuels.

Wind power

SCA’s 2.6 million hectares of forest contain a large number of locations with favorable wind conditions. SCA prepares wind power projects and leases land to power producers and investors in green energy that generate and sell green electricity.

Read more about SCA-group sustainability work