Management approach

SCA’s overall environmental management approach is to enhance the operations’ positive environmental contributions, while minimizing their negative environmental impact. This chapter describes SCA’s work related to its most important environmental aspects.

Strategic components


Sustainability Policy

Targets and KPI

Climate and energy

Fiber sourcing and

Management systems, programs and certifications

ISO 9000


Resource Management System (RMS)


MSAVE (Raw materials)

– FSC® and

Life cycle assessments (LCAs)

External charters or initiatives

Code of Conduct
Is a formal statement of the values and business practices of a company. A code is a statement of minimum standards, together with a pledge by the company to observe them and to also require its contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, to observe them.
A term describing the multitude of life forms and species (flora and fauna) in an ecosystem. An ecosystem is a biological community living in a particular physical environment.
Represents the sum of surface water, ground water and tap water for processes and cooling purposes.
Production waste
To SCA, waste comprises only materials leaving its production units that cannot be used for any further useful purpose. Recovered paper and fiber are excluded, since they form part of SCA’s main raw materials.
Structured energy-saving program introduced by SCA in its energy-intensive manufacturing units in 2003. Its aim is to substantially reduce the consumption of energy in production units.
The traceability of the origins of a product through all its transformations from raw material to finished product. In the SCA context, Chain-of-Custody certification links SCA’s products with its FSC- and PEFC-certified forests.
PEFC™, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
An international organization promoting responsible forest management and certification.
UN Global Compact
A strategic platform for sustainable business. Today, Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary initiative with more than 12,000 signatories from 145 countries who have committed to work according to the Global Compact’s ten principles concerning human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.