SCA is a credible and responsible company with a value-based culture that is an integrated part of the way we address people, conduct business and operate throughout the entire value chain. SCA is a trustworthy company with a high level of integrity both among employees and with suppliers.

SCA's Code of Conduct is the framework that helps us translate our values into actions. Efforts to promote sound business practices, good working conditions and well-being all originate from the Code, but this is not where they end. To follow through on these efforts, we analyze risks, train employees, and evaluate our own plants and those of our suppliers.

SCA drew up a Code of Conduct in 2004 to ensure that SCA's employees comply with the Group's core values and do not take part in unethical activities. It contains principles that include business ethics, relationships to employees, health and safety, respect for human rights and the environment. The Code is a tool to transform SCA's core values – of responsibility, excellence, and respect – into action. Read more

Core values

Our core values are responsibility, excellence and respect.

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Code of conduct

Our compass that helps us translate our values into actions.


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Business ethics

SCA is committed to zero tolerance for unethical business behavior.


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Human rights

Human rights are an important part of SCA's Code of Conduct, which underlies the Group's corporate culture and business relations.



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Product safety

SCA will deliver products that are safe for the user and the environment, and in such a way that the requirements for product safety of customers and authorities comply with the principles of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice).

Raw materials and chemicals included in the products or used in our operations are evaluated. Manufacturing processes are continuously evaluated. Based on available knowledge, we are actively working to identify if we use any substitute products.

Life cycle perspective

The greatest climate effect can be achieved by using the Group's products to replace other products with a larger carbon footprint, for example, by, using biofuel to replace fossil fuels, wood products to replace concrete, and paper to replace plastic. Read more.