Management approach

SCA’s overall social management approach is to assess how the company impacts and interacts with people where it operates, and to develop strategies for establishing good relations with key stakeholders everywhere. SCA’s main steering document in the area of social responsibility, the SCA Code of Conduct, defines relevant areas for the company to manage and excel in, thereby contributing to social sustainability in the Group’s operations, and for various stakeholders along our value chain. This chapter describes SCA’s work related to its most important social aspects.

Strategic components


Sustainability Policy

Code of Conduct

Global Supplier Standard

Group Health and Safety Policy

Community Relations’ instruction

Targets and KPIs

Code of Conduct

Employee Health and Safety

Management systems, programs and certifications


OHSAS 18001

Global System for Performance Review and Development Planning

SCA Leadership Platform

External charters or initiatives

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

UN Global Compact

European Works Council

Industri ALL

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

ILO Core Conventions