Our business concept is to own and add value to the forest
Holmen is a Swedish forest company that gives quality-conscious customers across the world access to renewable products from the Swedish forests.
Our business concept is to own and add value to the forest.
Holmen’s extensive forest holdings are the foundation of our business. Using our own production facilities, the growing trees are refined into everything from wood for climate-smart building to renewable packaging, magazines and books, while at the same time we generate hydro and wind power on our own land. A business that not only creates value for customers and shareholders, but also contributes to a better climate and thriving rural communities.
Our business areas contribute to the overall strategy
Forest growth and future harvests will increase through active and sustainable forestry. A strong position in the wood market will enable the development of Holmen’s production facilities.
The Renewable Energy business will grow by establishing wind power on Holmen’s own land.
The Wood Products business will grow through products and solutions for sustainable construction.
The Paperboard business will develop on the basis of its position as a market leader in the premium segment for renewable consumer packaging.
The Paper business will be developed by offering resource-efficient alternatives to traditional products.
Targets for the forest, industry and energy
With growing prosperous forests, renewable energy production, resource- and energy-efficient production of renewable products and a value-driven corporate culture, we have great opportunities to contribute to sustainable development in line with the UN's goals.
The forest is harvested sustainably to provide good annual return and stable value growth.
Growth and harvest will increase over time.
Industry’s return on capital employed (per cent)
The industrial operations are run with a focus on long-term profitability. Target
is a sustained return >10 % on capital employed.
Production of hydro and wind power (GWh)
The production of renewable energy will increase by complementing our existing hydro power with wind power on our own land.
Climate, capital and dividend targets
We will contribute positively to the climate through higher growth in our forests, products that replace fossil-based alternatives and reductions in the fossil emissions along our value chain. Furthermore, expanding wind power will play its part in the transition to a fossil-free energy system in Europe.