SCA appoints new Vice President Sustainability

SCA has appointed Per Funkquist as new Vice President Sustainability, taking up his new position on September 1, 2024.

Funkquist (pictured left), who holds a degree in forestry from SLU – the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, is joining from a role as Director of Communication and Sustainability Procurement & Wood Supply at Billerud. Overall, Per has over two decades of experience in various forestry and forest industry roles, as well as several current and past trustee positions within the sector.

The forest and the resource-efficient use of raw materials create the conditions for sustainability, growing forests with good conditions for biodiversity, and increasingly greater climate benefits. Therefore, it will be very exciting to work at SCA, Europe’s largest private forest owner, which through its forestry holdings creates great benefits for both Sweden and the local communities in which the company operates, says Per Funkquist.

The purpose is for the company’s operations to create the maximum possible value, both in the forest and through the renewable products created from the forest raw materials Anders Edholm, SVP Sustainability and Communications, therefore, sees the role as strategically important.

“For SCA, sustainability, both socially and in the forest and through the benefits of our products, is a completely natural and integrated part of the business. Therefore, it feels very positive that we have managed to recruit Per who has extensive and solid experience in these complex and important issues,” says Edholm.

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