Skogsvy mot berg, forest on a mountain

Responsible forestry

We manage our forest on a long-term basis with the ambition to integrate productive and profitable forestry management with effective nature conservation that preserves biological diversity.

The aim of our forest management is to have as much timber, biodiversity and nature experiences in our forests in the future as we have today.

This is how we work

Reportage om skogsvård i Din Skog 2015.

Our nature conservation strategy integrates nature conservation measures with our practical forest management.

Nature conservation strategy

Reportage om skogsvård i Din Skog 2015.

Environmental consideration is a natural part in all we do in our forests. The environmental consideration encompasses; nature conservation consideration, cultural heritage consideration, consideration to recreation and outdoor life together with consideration to reindeer operations.

Environmental consideration

Skogsvy mot berg, forest on a mountain

In our ecological landscape planning (ELP), we set aside conservation areas. By doing this we can preserve the plants and animals that live in the forest.

Ecological landscape planning

Tallstammar i skogen, Pine stems in the forest

SCA's forest management is certified. This means that we comply with the guidelines for responsible forestry.

Certified forestry management

John Deere harvester in the forest. SCA Skog, SCA Forest Products. The photo is taken in Östavall, Sweden.John Deere skördare i skogen. SCA Skog, SCA Forest Products. Bilden är tagen i Östavall, Medelpad.

Our guidelines for the environmental work in SCA Skog and raw materials shows how we handle these issues.

Guidelines environmental work and raw material

Skördare som gallrar i Västerbotten

SCA’s sources for raw materials are a balance between purchases from other forest owners, imports, and forest raw materials from SCA’s forests.

Raw material sources


The contorta pine, Pinus contorta, is a Canadian tree species that grows 40% faster compared with Swedish pine on the same land. Learn about we are handling our contorta forests.

More about contorta pine

Bild över kartverktyget

Our map allows you to see SCA’s entire land holdings in Sweden, including forest voluntarily set aside.

To the map

Burning forests – for nature’s best

Controlled burning is one of the most effective nature conservation measures that we can perform. Also, today's forests do not burn as often as they used to do. That is because we fight the fires effectively and the forest structure and care makes it not as inflammable.

Controlled forest burnings Well-managed forests burn less often than old-growth forests

Controlled forest burnings

SCA's forestry and Wood raw material sourcing

FAQ Sustainability
Questions and answers

More open with nature conservation in our forestry

Greenpeace has on several occasions criticized SCA for not taking sufficient measures for preserving biodiversity and for concern for other stakeholders. At SCA’s Annual General Meeting on March 20, 2019, Greenpeace campaigner Lina Burnelius presented a letter to SCA with demands for increased transparency.

SCA has published detailed geographic information on the company’s extensive set-asides of forests for biodiversity, to make it easier for everyone who wants to see the nature qualities that the company preserves in this way. Link to our extensive set-asides

We publish here Greenpeace letter to SCA, presented at the Annual General Meeting 2019 in Sundsvall, and the answer that SCA has sent to Greenpeace.

Letter from Greenpeace
Answer from SCA to Greenpeace Nordic

SCA’s answer to Greenpeace: