SCA Group's sustainability targets will be achieved by 2030 with 2019 as the base year. The targets presented are those we consider to be most relevant for SCA’s business operations and stakeholders.

Fossil-free world

Supporting targets

  • Increase total climate benefit to 15 million tons CO2 
  • Net uptake of CO2 in the forest
  • Increase substitution benefits from SCA's products
  • 50% reduction of fossil emissions in the value chain, Scope 1, 2 and 3, compared with 2019
  • Implement 11 TWh of approved wind power capacity on SCA land by 2025

Outcome 2020

  • Total climate benefit: 9.6 million tonnes CO2
  • Net uptake in the forest: 4.4 million CO2
  • Substitution effect (contribution from products): 6.1 million tonnes CO2
  • Emissions of CO2e (direct emissions, emissions from purchased electricity and energy, emissions from purchased goods and services): 0.86 million tonnes CO2e. Reduction by 5%
  • Approved wind power capacity on SCA land: 5.4 TWh
Sustainability target

Valuable forests

  • 100% of wood raw material from responsibly managed forests

Supporting targets

  • 100% CoC certified wood raw material – minimum requirement FSC Controlled Wood Standard
  • 75% of wood raw material from certified forests or harvested with SCA retention
  • SCA’s own forestry management certified under FSC and PEFC
  • The company’s forests are to be at least as rich in biodiversity, nature experiences and raw material in the future as they are today

Outcome 2020

  • Share of CoC certified wood raw material:100%
  • Share of wood raw material from certified forests or harvested with SCA rentention: 81%
  • Share of certified FSC and PEFC: 100% of  SCA-owned forest (forest operations)
  • Measures to secure habitats for SCA's protected species will be defined as needed
Sustainability target

Efficient use of resources

  • Zero waste – Nothing goes to waste

Supporting targets

  • High raw material yield in every process
  • Increase processing level and reduce handling costs for waste streams
    Improve energy efficiency through efficiency enhancements of at least 50 GWh per year based on the company’s energy consumption in 20206). (ESAVE program 2020–2025)
  • Minimize emissions to water and air. Decrease emissions of suspended solids and phosphorus by 10% between 2014 and 2020
  • Minimize landfill waste and hazardous waste

Outcome 2020

  • High raw materrial yield in every process is measured locally per production unit
  • New target, evaluated for the first time in 2021
  • Energy efficiency program 2020 corresponding to 23 GWh
  • Emissions of suspended solids increased 7%, while phosphorous emissions fell 23% compared with the base year
  • 7,704 tonnes of waste to landfill or handled as hazardous waste
Sustainability target

Responsibility for people and the community

  • An accident-free and healthy SCA

Supporting targets

  • No workplace accidents resulting in absence
  • A mature health and safety culture. Move the health and safety culture to phase 4 on the
    DuPont Bradley Curve™
  • Develop leaders who can address future needs
  • Employees who grow and develop
  • Contribute toward viable local communities

Outcome 2020

  • LTA frequency rate 5.6 accidents resulting in absence, per million hours worked
  • New target, evaluated for the first time in 2021
  • Green leadership index. (Result from the All Employee Survey 2020)
  • Green engagement index. (Result from the All Employee Survey 2020)
  • 58% of funds were paid to northern Sweden
Sustainability target

Profitable growth

  • Leading total shareholder return (TSR)

Supporting targets

  •  Stable and increasing dividend
  •  Financial stability – Investment Grade credit rating

Outcome 2020

  • Total shareholder return 51%
  • No dividend paid for 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dividend proposed for 2020 in accordance with the Board’s recommendation
  • Investment Grade credit rating
Sustainability target

Group targets

  • All employees comply with SCA’s Code of Conduct

Supporting targets

  • All employees receive training in the Code of Conduct
  • No violations of the Code
  • Purchasing from suppliers who share SCA’s values, >98% of contract suppliers have approved SCA’s Supplier Standard
  • Audits of supplier operations using a riskbased selection

Outcome 2020

  • Percentage of employees who have received training in the Code of Conduct: 96%
  • Number of violations of the Code: 7 confirmed breaches
  • Percentage of contract suppliers that have approved SCA’s Supplier Standard: 94%
  • 3 on-site audits at suppliers and approx. 3,500 on-site audits of harvetsting and forest contractors
Sustainability target