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
The forest is sustainably managed to provide a good annual return and stable value growth. Growth and harvests will increase over time.
Growth and harvests will increase over time, while keeping the amount of thinning unchanged.
Industry’s return on capital employed (per cent)
The return for industrial operations amounted to 12 per cent.
Production of hydro and wind power (GWh)
Green energy production will increase by complementing our 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.
At year end, the financial position remained strong, with a debt/equity ratio of 10 per cent.
Dividend per share (SEK)
Holmen will generate a good annual dividend for shareholders.
In our business areas, we turn our forest holdings into wood products for sustainable building, cost-effective paper, premium paperboard and renewable energy.
Abstract illustration energy
Sawn wood products
Art made of paperboard
Art made of paper
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