Zoltán Venter

CEO

SCA Hygiene Products

’On one hand, there is a real demand for our sanitary paper products. On the other hand, considering the entire life-cycle of these products, they put a significant pressure on the environment. Trees and forests provide material for paper production which makes them valuable resources not only for business but also ecological reasons. That is why, SCA’s business model is based on the “if you cut a tree down, plant three in its place” principle, thereby we secure throughout the entire production circle that our products’ material needs should not cause imbalance in nature. Raw forest materials for our products are all coming from sustainable forestry, by which we offer responsible choice to our consumers, customers.’

If you cut a tree down, plant three in its place

Industry: FMCG

Date: 2015

Climate change


Solutions of the macro-sustainability challenges

Mitigation of climate change risks and flexible adaptation through effective monitoring, education and communication, and developing new technologies and business models

Further targets:

What´s the solution?

Since 2005, SCA Hygiene Products Ltd. aims to ensure that SCA consumers know that all materials used in our products are coming from reliable, responsible and sustainable forestry. SCA’s own forests are managed as valuable and renewable resources with special focus on biodiversity. 5% of productive forest areas are saved for ecological landscape preservation plans and another 5% is conserved for environmental protection purposes. Hence this does not only offer responsible product choice to our consumers and customers, but it contributes to carbon footprint reduction and the achievement of global carbon-dioxide emission goals. New products and services are all based on life-cycle analysis, which means that environmental impact is measured from raw material to final product.

Business connection

SCA Hygiene Products Ltd. thinks that the business sector has an enormous role in stopping climate change. SCA’s new responsible forestry model means a shift from energy intensive to sustainable wood-based products. In concrete terms this means that 6 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions (15% of global greenhouse gas emissions) could be prevented by only 20 $/tonne CO2 investment.

Thus, SCA endeavours to improve those actors’ performance that are involved in the supply chain of SCA products, while generating lower environmental impact.

Results

In 2015, all deliveries to SCA facilities corresponded to the defined goal and all SCA wood production facilities were audited by independent experts. Besides, 7% of our forests were saved for long-term ecological plans and 14% of harvest lands were preserved for conservation purposes.