Holmen applies certified systems for environmental, energy and quality management as well as for forest stewardship. All its systems are integrated into the business and reviewed annually by internal and external specialists.
ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 50001 and OHSAS 18001 are international standards for environmental management, quality management, energy management and occupational health and safety issues.
Wood procurement in Sweden
Holmen’s forestry is certified to both PEFCTM and FSC® (FSC-ID). Holmen Skog also applies the environmental management system ISO 14001. The forestry certifications are a way to confirm that Holmen’s forests are managed according to recognised standards that take account of environmental, production and social assets.
FSC® – Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC-ID) is a system for the certification of forestry that is supported by several environmental organisations.
PEFCTM – Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes is an international system for forest certification.
Chain-of-custody certification enables wood used at the certificated units to be traced back to its origin. Holmen Skog's chain-of-custody certification provides assurance that non-certified wood has not been harvested illegally or in contravention of the rights of indigenous peoples, does not come from controversial sources, has not been genetically modified and does not come from natural forests that have been converted into plantations.