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European Climate Pact

Overview

Location

Sweden

Sector

Paper & forestry

Organisation type
Business

Company Information

SCA is a large private forest owner with forests in Northern Sweden and in the Baltics states. The company is based in Sundsvall, Sweden and in 2021, reported 3,577 employees and sales of 18.8 billion SEK.*

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GHG Emissions

Our actions – the Pathway

  • SCA has a target to reduce absolute scopes 1, 2 and 3 CO2e emissions 50% by 2030 from a base year of 2019. This is a year-on-year reduction rate of 4.5% over the next 9 years

Pledge: Have a short-medium term GHG emissions reduction target (scope 1+2) with a 2.1% year-on-year reduction at a minimum

  • Have an internal price on carbon 
  • Have scope 1+2+3 GHG emissions verified through a third party verification or assurance process 

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (06/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

 

Forests

North Star

  • SCA have a public no deforestation (forests-related) commitment that is set to be completed within the timeframe 2021-25 with a cut-off date of 1997. The commitment covers 100% of Timber products production and consumption and applies to their direct operations and supply chain. It is FPIC-based (Free, Prior and Informed Consent of indigenous people)

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (11/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Forests 2022

How we want to achieve this – our roadmap

  • Commit to zero gross deforestation
  • Set a quantifiable target for increasing the sustainable production and/or consumption of disclosed commodities as share of total
  • Participate in jurisdictional approaches to promote the implementation of forests-related policies and commitments
  • Support or implement projects focused on ecosystem restoration and protection beyond no deforestation
  • Work with direct suppliers to support and improve their capacity to comply with our forests-related commitments, policies, and other requirements
  • Work with smallholders along the company's value chain to support good agricultural practices and reduce deforestation or conversion of natural ecosystems through financial or technical assistance
  • Publicly disclose data on forest-related impact to investors through a public platform
  • Have a publicly available forest policy, with well-defined goals and targets, that is used to inform internal decision-making
  • Have board-level oversight of forests-related issues
  • Have forests issues be fully integrated in all parts of long-term strategic business plans
  • Make a comprehensive forests-related risk assessment, that checks the following criteria: full coverage of relevant operations, considers risks beyond six years and availability of forest risk commodities, quality of forest risk commodities, impact of activity on the status of ecosystems and habitats, social impacts, and includes local communities; Stakeholders considered is local communities
  • Have a system to control, monitor, and verify compliance with no-deforestation policies/commitments that covers all relevant operations and supply chains and shows more than 90% of total volume in compliance

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (11/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Forests 2022

 

Mobility

Our actions – the Pathway

  • Have an initiative in place to drive transport-related GHG emissions reduction through company fleet vehicle efficiency

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (06/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022

 

Governance & Strategy

Our actions – the Pathway

  • Publicly disclose climate and environmental data to investors and customers through a public platform
  • Have board-level oversight of climate-related issues
  • Have a process for identifying, assessing, and responding to climate-related risks and opportunities

MRV: Pact MRV in place

Status date: Submitted (06/07/2022)

Data source: CDP Climate Change 2022