SCA is a leading forest products company that owns 2.6 million hectares of environmentally certified forestland in northern Sweden, which is the largest private forest holding in Europe. Based on this unique resource, SCA has developed a well-invested and resource-efficient industry designed to create the highest possible value from the forest, where the entire tree is used to create value. The company’s products include solid-wood products, pulp, kraftliner, publication papers and renewable energy.
SCA creates value and contributes to a circular economy by providing customers sustainable products based on raw material from responsibly managed forests and an efficient value chain. The strategy is to focus on selected markets and product categories, use innovation to develop new business opportunities, and continuously improve efficiency.
Operations are organized in four segments. The Forest segment manages SCA’s forestland, of which 2 million hectares are used for timber production for SCA’s forest industries. Roughly an equal amount of timber that is harvested from its own forests is purchased from other forest owners. The Timber segment includes five sawmills in Sweden, wood processing units with planing mills in Sweden, the UK and France, and distribution and wholesale operations. The Pulp segment produces sulfate pulp and chemi-thermomechanical pulp (CTMP), which is made at the Östrand pulp mill. The expansion project that was concluded in Östrand in 2018 will double the mill’s capacity and create one of the most cost-efficient pulp mills in the world for manufacturing long-fiber sulfate pulp. The Paper segment produces containerboard in Obbola and Munksund, and publishing papers in Ortviken, which are used for magazines, catalogs and advertising brochures.
Focus areas for value creation
- Increased efficiency through continuous improvement measures
- Selective growth in chosen segments
- Innovation aimed at developing new applications based on forest raw material
|Earnings per share, SEK||5.21||2.67|
|Dividend per share, SEK||1.75||1.50|
|Share price on December 31, SEK:|
|Class A shares||71.50||95.00|
|Class B shares||68.72||84.55|