SCA Hygiene Products Kft.
A sign of our structural bondage is that the 21st century, surrounded by the most advanced technologies, most of the economic activity still relies on fossil fuels. That is why we see our responsibility to make progress in the use of renewable energies and to take part in reducing emissions in this area as well. Our goal is to make our products only in factories whose energy needs are provided by wind power. It is up to us what kind of energy we use.
Production-supply with energy powered by wind turbines
Solutions of the macro-sustainability challenges
Decreasing greenhouse gas emissions per capita via climate friendly transport and buildings, and by increasing the proportion of renewable energy from 15% in the total energy mix
What´s the solution?
The Swedish forests of SCA Hygiene Products Ltd. are very suitable for wind farm installation. In connection with this, SCA developed a wind power strategy based on three pillars. The first pillar is a joint venture of energy producers, which means that SCA is a kind of co-owner in several wind energy projects. The second pillar is that SCA develops its wind energy projects independently, that is, it initiates future cooperation in several ways. In addition, SCA leases land to energy producers, which is the third pillar of the strategy. Thus, it is possible to provide the energy demand of the factories from renewable energy and to create a cycle of carbon neutrality in the production process. Thus, all products sold in Hungary are not only made of raw material from sustainable forest management, but in the course of production-supply renewable energy is used from wind power.
In 2015, energy prices increased by 30%, the price of green certificates fell by 15%, resulting a 42% drop in the price of the newly installed power plants in Sweden compared to 2014. Currently, the installed power plant capacity is 770 MW, which is 13% of the total capacity of power plants installed in Sweden. In 2015, 1,9 TWh was produced on the SCA’s forest area. With this, SCA can not only make its business model more stable and productive, but also increase the climate-friendly nature of its energy needs while increasing its portfolio.
SCA is currently cooperating with several companies and is involved in the projects mentioned above. For instance, a joint venture with Statkraft, which operates 186 wind turbines, generating 1.5 TWh of electricity by the end of 2015. Another joint venture is the agreement with Olsen Renewables and FORSCA in July 2015, which authorized the commissioning of 113 wind turbines, which will be reviewed in 2016. Also worthy of note is the agreement with E.ON Vind, within the framework they jointly develop wind power projects not only in quality but also in quantity.