Södra’s entire business is based on responsible and sustainable forestry. In this way, sustainability has always been part of our daily operations. Södra’s strategic sustainability focus areas encompass the company’s mission, offering, operation and internal and external relationships. A number of targets and key indicators have been established for each strategic focus area.
|Of a total of 15 sustainability targets, three have been assigned priority and given the same status as the Group’s financial targets.|
|− Södra’s production will be fossil-free by 2020, and Södra’s transportation will be fossil-free by 2030.|
|− By 2050, the annual rate of forest growth on estates owned by Södra’s members will be 20 percent higher than in 2015.|
|− Södra has zero tolerance for workplace injuries and by 2020, the injury frequency rate will have declined by 15 percent per year.|
Fossil-fuel independence and climate-positive operations are high on Södra’s agenda. The growing forest and increased use of wood play a highly significant role in developments. Furthermore, we work tirelessly to reduce CO2 emissions.
Sustainable forestry forms the basis of Södra’s operations. Södra provides the platform for members to optimise production and consideration for conservation values, social values and cultural values.
Södra will optimise use of the forest raw materials from a material and energy perspective. This requires that we reduce our environmental impact and costs and contribute to the Group’s competitiveness and success.
Health and safety at work is important and self-evident in equal measures. In addition, Södra’s employee activities are focused on gender equality issues and the Group’s attractiveness as an employer.