Welcome to Holmen Skog

We are a business unit within the Holmen Group. We manage Holmen’s forests, procure wood for Holmen’s Swedish sawmills, paper and paperboard mills. And we purchase and sell wood from private forest owners, forest owner associations and sawmills.

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The art of growing forests

Get an insight to the stewardship of Holmen forests in our book “The art of growing forests”.

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Responsible and long-term

Sustainable forestry

Many interests have to coexist side by side in the forest – forestry, reindeer husbandry, hunting and outdoor recreation. At the same time the forests provide a habitat for animals and plants. Holmen practises sustainable forestry that balances these interests.

How we manage our forests

Holmen’s guidelines for purchasing wood

Holmen endeavors to ensure it has as good a picture as possible of the origin of its wood. We lay down the following requirements in wood purchasing. Holmen only buys wood from Natura 2000 sites if the seller can present a valid felling application and necessary permits.

Holmen does not purchase wood that:

  • Comes from woodland key habitats in Sweden according to the Swedish Forest Agency definition and methodology.
  • Comes from forests that are protected for nature conservation reasons.
  • Comes from ancient forests, that is to say layered natural forests of differing age with ample presence of old, large trees and ample dead wood in various stages of decomposition.
  • Is felled illegally.
  • Is sourced from genetically modified trees.
  • Comes from areas in which traditional customs and civil rights are actively impeded.
  • Comes from High Conservation Value Forests.
  • Comes from natural forests that have been converted to plantations or other land use.


Holmen applies certified systems for forest stewardship. The systems are integrated into the business and reviewed annually by internal and external specialists.

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Holmen's knowledge forests

Our knowledge forests are large areas of forest with high conservation value that we are opening up to gather and share knowledge about forestry, biodiversity and growth.

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