The core of SCA’s business is the growing forest. Around this unique resource, we have built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw material from our own and others’ forests.
We offer packaging paper, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions.
SCA's world-unique electric timber truck from Scania in operation
SCA's world-unique electric timber truck from Scania has arrived. The vehicle will transport timber on the stretch between SCA’s timber terminal in Gimonäs and the paper mill in Obbola outside Umeå. "We are very pleased that we together with Scania can break new ground to make the heaviest transports fossil-free," says Hans Djurberg, Head of Sustainability at SCA.
Limiting global warming is one of today's biggest challenges. As a forest company, we want to contribute and be part of the solution. Now we set a new goal and increase our climate benefit from 10 to 15 million tons of carbon dioxide per year by 2030 (base year 2019). The long-term goal is a fossil-free value chain. By 2030, we have set the goal of halving fossil emissions in the value chain.
Sustainability is integrated into the entire business and part of SCA's business concept. See more about our work with sustainability in this movie.
The forest – changes and remains the same
The forest changes and remains the same, century by century. In today’s forest you may read where it came from and how. You may also read what it will become. We ourselves are part of the dynamics of the forest, as we have tried to catch in this film.
Ongoing projects that strengthen SCA's value chain
With the overall goal to maximize value creation, SCA uses a long-term and systematic approach to developing its value chain. Investments in the industrial structure must be profitable on their own merits and add value throughout the chain.
The world's largest machine for packaging paper
SCA is building a new paper machine for the production of kraftliner at Obbola paper mill in Umeå. The annual production in will increase from the current 450,000 to 725,000 tonnes to meet the growing demand for renewable packaging.
New pulp mill in Sundsvall
The CTMP market is growing globally and with our solid experience and expertise in mechanical pulp, we are now taking an important next step where we will increase production from the current 90,000 tons to 300,000 tons, starting early 2023.
New container port in Sundsvall
SCA invests in Tunadal port, Sundsvall, including new cargo handling areas. With this investment we will be able to offer even more efficient and competetive transports of products that are increasing in volumes in our region.
Investment to strengthen competitiveness and improve the environment
SCA invests MSEK 90 in the pulp mill in Östrand. The investment will lead to cost savings but also increase the factory's production capacity. The investment will also improve the local environment by reducing the risk of odour disturbances.
Project wind power
Within Renewable Energy, we develop SCA’s wind power assets and pursue SCA’s expanding involvement in wind energy. Together with our partners, we have helped to realize some of Sweden’s largest wind power ventures. Read more about the projects here.
Climate-neutral biofuel from the forest
Petrol, diesel, aviation fuel and chemicals that are currently produced using oil, may in the future be manufactured from forest and forest industry by-products. Östrand is one potential location for a future biorefinery. Read more about the project here.
chain, SCA has, together with Scania, developed the world's first electric timber truck with a capacity of 80 tonnes. SCA's goal is to make the entire value chain fossil-free.
"We have come a long way in industrial processes, which are already 96 percent fossil-free. We are very pleased that we together with Scania can break new ground to make the heaviest transports fossil-free," says Hans Djurberg, Head of Sustainability at SCA.
SCA’s land in Västerbotten. This very rare woodpecker has stringent habitat requirements and SCA has taken several measures in the area to try and attract the bird. It seems those efforts have finally paid off.
t in Sundsvall. The port lies directly adjacent to the logistics park, and will thereby be part of Sweden’s most important transport hub.
“More and more people are starting to see how the logistics investments are benefiting the entire region. Sustainable and efficient transport is important for encouraging companies to establish themselves here,” says Jens Olsson, Technical Director at SCA.
dioxide as they grow. However, they also have considerable climate impact when they are felled because products produced using wood form forests replace fossil-based products so that oil and coal can be left in the ground.
“We must consider both these parameters to be able to make political decisions that have the greatest positive impacts on the climate. There is a holistic calculation model that helps do just that,” says Peter Holmgren, an expert on forestry and climate.
At SCA, we are working with various digitization projects and preparing for the future. In our well-invested facilities, we invest in automated processes and state-of-the-art equipment. Here are some good examples from several areas of the company.
Global premier for remote-controlled High-lift wheel loader over 5G
The global premier of a remote-controlled High-lift wheel loader over 5G is an important step towards remote-controlled machines and safer timber handling. This week, the first live tests have been completed as part of the research project.
Digitalized forest operations for increased sustainability
Forestry is to become more digital so the forest can be utilized in a more efficient and sustainable manner. This is SCA’s position and other players in the forest industry who are now launching the joint research program Mistra Digital Forest.
Successful innovation program
SCA participates in the Forest Business Accelerator, a business development program in innovation. The accelerator aims to create collaboration opportunities and value for both startups and big companies.
SCA shares are quoted and traded on Nasdaq Stockholm
SCA had approximately 100,000 shareholders as of December 31, 2018. Some 55% of the share capital is owned by Swedish investors and 45% by foreign investors. The US, Norway and the UK account for the highest percentage of shareholders registered outside Sweden.
The annual report is published in accordance with the reporting requirements of the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF). In accordance with the requirements of the ESEF, the year-end report has been provided with XBRL tags. The ESEF files, in Swedish, can be downloaded, see Annual and sustainability reports