Protecting our natural resources

Responsible purchasing

Wherever possible, we buy our raw materials locally and make sure that the base papers we use are sourced from sustainably managed forests. Oppboga is FSC certified and purchases paperboard containing wood fibres from FSC-certified forests. This means that the forests are not solely intended for the supply of wood but are managed in such a way that allows for biodiversity and ensures a mix of old and young trees.

Growing forests

Sweden recognised the importance of forests early on and in 1903 implemented the Forestry Act. This law regulates forest management to secure wood supply as well as to guarantee forest regeneration and growth. A Swedish forest owner plants three new trees for each tree felled. As a result, the forest volume has increased from 1 billion to 3 billion cubic metres since 1950. Swedish forests today cover more than half of Sweden – equivalent to the size of the whole of the United Kingdom.

Renewable energy

We are committed to protecting the climate and are therefore using renewable energy for our production plant and offices. In 2023, 100% of our electricity needs were met by hydropower generation.

Renewable and recyclable resource

Forests are vital in mitigating carbon emissions and combatting climate change. Wood fibres sourced from sustainably managed forests are renewable and naturally recyclable, and therefore play an important part in the circular bioeconomy. Our focus will always be on offering or finding paperboard alternatives to existing applications that use fossil-based raw materials.