Our work benefits the forest and increases growth
Many people would say the paper industries impact on the forest is entirely negative, and that we clear large swathes of forest, leaving devastation in our wake. This is not the case. Here at Holmen, we’ve lived off the forest for almost 400 years, and we have every intention of doing so for another 400. Holmen carefully manages the forest replant at least two trees for every one we harvest – the forest will continue to grow and expand, just like it is today.
Over 30 million spruce and pine seedlings are planted every year in Sweden, and our work contributes to that.
To ensure continued growth while preserving biodiversity, Holmen has a Group-wide forest stewardship programme for a 25 per cent increase in growth by 2050.