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  • Record month for Swedish construction timber

    Etiketter: Wood
    Swedish construction customers are buying timber products like never before. Södra’s sales of Swedish construction timber broke all records in May. Sales rose 5 percent compared with the corresponding period in 2017, up from already very high figures. / Södra
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  • Södra divests Södra Wood in Kallinge and Umeå to Sörnsen Holzleisten

    Etiketter: Wood
    Södra is divesting Södra Wood Kallinge and Södra Wood Umeå to the German company Sörnsen Holzleisten. The divestment date is 1 September 2018. Trade union negotiations in regard to the divestments will commence immediately. / Södra
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  • Predatory mites are saving birches

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Södra’s nursery in Falkenberg is now using a biological method of pest control for the very first season, which means using beneficial animals instead of traditional chemical pest control. The biological method is more sustainable and creates a better work environment. / Södra
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  • More green electricity and heat from forests

    Etiketter: Forestry
    In 2017, Södra delivered more green electricity to the national electricity grid than ever before, and six times more compared with 2010. In the same year, Södra delivered heat equivalent to the district heating requirements of 25,000 homes. The increase in energy deliveries was enabled by Södra’s investments in its pulp mills over the past few years. / Södra
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  • Södra enters unique partnership for greener air travel

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    Södra has signed a letter of intent with KLM to conduct a joint feasibility study to examine the possibility of producing green jet fuel. In parallel, Södra will become the first company in Sweden to join KLM’s Corporate Biofuel Programme, with the aim of supporting growth in demand for fossil-fuel-free alternatives in the aviation sector. / Södra
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  • Strong result and innovative initiatives

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Net sales for full-year 2017 rose 11 percent to SEK 20,518 million. Operating profit increased sharply to SEK 1,917 million and the Board has proposed a profit distribution of SEK 868 million. Operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2017 totalled SEK 530 million (164). / Södra
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  • Record-high approval rates for soil and water considerations

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Södra’s higher rates of approval for environmental considerations in regeneration harvesting and thinning are a continuing trend. This was revealed by the company’s Green Balance Sheet for 2017. One significant improvement was achieved in relation to impacts on soil and water, where the rate of approved regeneration harvests has risen from 76 to 98 percent since 2010 – despite a wet autumn in 2017. / Södra
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  • Planting record for third consecutive autumn

    Etiketter: Forestry
    In autumn 2017, 6.7 million seedlings from Södra were planted. This represents an increase of 600,000 seedlings compared with autumn planting in 2016, and 1.9 million compared with 2015. In 2017, Södra supplied a total of 36.3 million seedlings. / Södra
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  • 120 million more hardwoods within 25 years

    Etiketter: Forestry
    The volume of hardwood in southern Swedish forests has risen by nearly 3 million m³ per year since 1993. This means there are about 120 million more hardwoods in Götaland now than 25 years ago.* At the same time, forest regeneration stands now contain both more hardwood and more pine than ever before. This will result in a more varied forest structure. / Södra
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  • Forest owners say below minimum wage rates ‘unacceptable’

    Etiketter: Wood
    New Zealand’s Forest Owners Association has taken a strong stand on pay rate breaches by forest planting contractors. / Timberbiz
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