Södra celebrates anniversary of a world first for Liquid Forest certification


Our tall oil, turpentine, and bio methanol were the first in the world at a commercial scale to be certified to both FSC® (FSC-C006947) and PEFC (PEFC/05-35-48), offering peace of mind as an environmentally-conscious choice.

“It’s almost a year now since we gained certification. It’s a great way for customers to understand that these are products from sustainably-managed forests,” says Viktor Odenbrink, Sales Director, Södra Bioproducts.

“Interest in finding alternatives to fossil-based materials is escalating, but forests continue to be an emotive subject, so anything we can do to show potential customers that we have a sustainable raw material base is a positive. Our next ambition is to see the whole chain of custody certified but this is a long value chain and it will take time. Still, we need to start somewhere and for now, the fact that we have full control over our own raw material is a significant advantage.”

Next step for Södra Bioproducts: Lignin
“Although still at an early stage, we are already looking at how we will certify our lignin production too,” adds Södra Bioproducts Vice President, Johannes Bogren.

“We’ve been amazed at the scale of interest in lignin. It has so much potential, from graphite material for batteries to glue and insulation. We can see customers want ready-made solutions when it comes to more sustainable alternatives and we want to make conscientious decisions as easy as possible, securing our position as the supplier of choice.”

For questions, please contact:
Johannes Bogren, Vice President, Södra Cell Bioproducts
Tel: +46 340 63 34 15
E-mail: [email protected]

Viktor Odenbrink, Sales Director, Södra Bioproducts
Tel: +46 470 890 25
E-mail: [email protected]

Södra’s Pressroom,
Tel: +46 (0)470-890 90
E-mail: [email protected]

Södra was founded in 1938 on the idea that we are stronger together. We are now the largest forest-owner association in Sweden, with 51,000 family forest owners as members. Together, Södra’s members own a world-leading industry that processes forest raw material into renewable products such as pulp, timber, building systems, liquid bioproducts and energy. About 3,300 people are employed in our forest industry and in 2022, Södra generated sales of SEK 33 billion. Our products are exported worldwide and together, we contribute to a more natural way of living. Rooted in the forest, we grow the future.


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