No more ‘talk and log’ time for solutions.
Human activities are currently driving the world’s species to extinction at up to 1,000 times the natural rate. To protect biodiversity and the functioning ecosystems that are vital to our well-being, we must reduce and ultimately halt our destruction and degradation of natural habitat.
It is now 18 months since Greenpeace published its in-depth report ‘Wiping away the boreal’, which highlighted SCA’s role in continuing to destroy ‘High Value Forest Landscapes’ in Sweden, as well as SCA´s aggressive expansion of plantation monocultures using an invasive and alien tree species (Contorta pine).
Since this report was published, Greenpeace forest campaigners, and several of SCA’s largest customers, have engaged in numerous meetings with your company to seek clarity on how your company intends to address these ongoing forest conflicts. To date, no solution is in sight and SCA continues to withhold crucial information needed to develop collaborative solutions.
In this open letter, Mads Flarup Christensen, Executive Director of Greenpeace Nordic urges SCA CEO Ulf Larsson to share SCA´s current plans regarding how the company intends to meet its wood raw material needs to feed its mills in Sweden, and which forest areas may be under threat as a result of these plans.