In 2021, SCA contributed climate benefit of 10.5 million tonnes of CO2. 5.8 million tonnes of this amount arose when products with a carbon footprint were replaced by products made from, or based on, biomass from the forest.
There are other values that require consideration. Every fifth tree in SCA's forests may die a natural death and become food for insects, woodpeckers and wood fungi, to preserve the biodiversity of the forest, at SCA's own initiative and expense.
SCA's forests benefit the climate in several ways. Only because trees grow and bind carbon dioxide and growing forests bind more carbon dioxide than mature forest. SCA actively manages the forests and has a young and vital forest with high growth. Then by the same tree becoming products that can replace those with a larger carbon footprint, such as paper instead of plastic and biofuels instead of fossil fuels. Then oil and coal can remain permanently underground and society's total climate impact decreases.