Sustainability Report 2016
SCA’s vision is “Dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions”
This is SCA
Dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions
To sustainably develop, produce, market and sell value-added hygiene and forest products and services
Adjusted operating profit
Excluding items affecting comparability
As of December 31, 2016
Dialog with SCA’s President and SVP Group Sustainability
Step by step towards a sustainable future
Magnus Groth, SCA’s President and CEO, and Kersti Strandqvist, SCA’s SVP Group Sustainability, can look back on an eventful 2016. It was the year when SCA initiated work to divide the company to form one hygiene and one forest products company, the year we signed an agreement to acquire the medical solutions company BSN medical, the year we completed and integrated the acquisition of the tissue company Wausau Paper and the year when we began the journey toward becoming the thought leader in hygiene.
A sustainable business strategy creates value
SCA updated its strategic framework in 2016, keeping in mind future opportunities and challenges and based on the needs and expectations of stakeholders
Targets and outcomes
Employee Health & Safety
Our aim is zero workplace accidents, and we will decrease our accident frequency rate by 50% in the 2014-2020 period.
Reduction in accident frequency rate
People and Nature Innovations
We will deliver better, safe and environmentally sound solutions to our customers.
Share of people and nature innovations
We will make our knowledge about hygiene available to customers and consumers and ensure access to affordable, sustainable hygiene solutions to help them lead a healthy and dignified life.
Millions of people who used SCA products every day
Code of Conduct
We will maintain compliance with our SCA Code of Conduct. All employees will receive regular training in the Code.
Employees trained in the Code of Conduct
Climate & Energy
We will reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and from purchased electricity and heating by 20% by 2020, with 2005 as reference year.
Reduction in CO2 emissions
Fiber Sourcing & Biodiversity
All fresh wood fiber-based raw material in our products will be FSC® or PEFC™ certified, or fulfill the FSC’s standard for controlled wood.
Share of fiber that is FSC/PEFC certified or fulfils the FSC’s standard for controlled wood
Our plants will reduce suspended solids by 10%.
Reduction in suspended solids
Hygiene Matters – an initiative to promote a global dialog concerning hygiene, health and well-being
Poor hygiene and sanitation constitute a barrier for the health, well-being, livelihood and development of millions of people. SCA has amassed knowledge and initiated discussions concerning the role and significance of hygiene over a period of many years and via its Hygiene Matters initiative since 2008. Through the Hygiene Matters initiative, SCA wants to increase awareness of the importance of hygiene and its link to health and well-being and break the taboos about issues such as menstruation and hygiene. SCA is helping to raise hygiene standards worldwide through its business model and hygiene solutions.
Two integral aspects of the Hygiene Matters initiative are a global consumer survey and the Hygiene Matters report. The 2016/2017 report looked at the economic value of investing in hygiene, taboos and stigma surrounding menstruation and incontinence, as well as innovative solutions for the future. For the first time, the report was produced in collaboration with the WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council). The WSSCC is the only UN body that works solely with sanitation and hygiene issues.