UPM & Suppliers

Sourcing operations play a significant role in ensuring the efficiency and profitability of UPM. The objective of UPM's sourcing operations is to maintain a supplier base that is capable of delivering material and service solutions that are cost competitive, innovative and sustainable to UPM businesses globally.

Suppliers are an integral part of UPM value creation

UPM strives to be a trustworthy business partner and believes that responsible and ethical practices create long-term value for both the company and its stakeholders. We have stated our commitment to integrity in our Code of Conduct. Our leading principle is that we do not compromise our standards of integrity under any circumstances, and we expect the same approach from our suppliers and third-party intermediaries.
 
UPM's compliance with laws and regulations - in particular, competition and anti-corruption laws - sets a solid foundation for our commitment to being a trustworthy business partner.

The UPM Supplier and Third Party Code defines the minimum level of performance that UPM requires from all of its suppliers and third-party intermediaries.
 
We all play a crucial role in putting these standards of integrity into practice. Without exception, I expect you and your company to comply with the UPM Supplier and Third Party Code and to make the right choices in your everyday work.
 
Jussi Pesonen
President and CEO, UPM

Responsible Sourcing at UPM

Ensuring that we source responsibly is a vital part of UPM’s business success. It is important for us to know that all sourced materials are legal and safe to use and that our co-operation partners are acting in a responsible manner everywhere we operate. Are you interested in learning more about our responsible sourcing practices and our sourcing operations in Germany and China? Click the Biofore Channel video!

​UPM's external purchases


Fibre


29%


Raw materials


25%

Indirect materials and services


20%


Logistics


16%


Energy


10%

UPM's sourcing network consists of over 25 000 suppliers. We purchase a wide range of products, materials and services. These include the company's primary raw materials, such as wood, pulp, energy and recycled paper, as well as other direct and indirect materials such as chemicals, pigments, spare parts, and services from IT and logistics to maintenance.

With selected suppliers, we build strategic long-term co-operation that requires commitment and openness between companies. To ensure responsible sourcing everywhere we operate, we assess environmental, social and economic risks globally, and at supplier level when and where appropriate. We also audit ours suppliers actively based on both our risk assessment and gaps in supplier performance.


Let's work together!

Our requirements

UPM follows clearly defined selection and follow-up processes when evaluating suppliers. Strategic fit, service range, product performance, quality and sustainability are the important factors when selecting and evaluating suppliers.
Our Supplier and Third Party Code

Our Supplier and Third Party Code

UPM Supplier and Third Party Code defines the minimum level of performance that UPM requires from all of its suppliers and third party intermediaries (e.g. agents, consultants, advisers, joint venture partners, local partners or distributors acting on behalf of UPM).
Our General purchasing conditions

Our General Purchasing Conditions

UPM’s general Purchasing Conditions for products and services shall apply to all purchases of products and/or services by UPM- Kymmene Corporation or its affiliate(s), unless otherwise agreed in writing between the parties.

Registration

UPM uses an electronic tool (Scanmarket) to manage its sourcing activities. New suppliers and suppliers not yet registered can self-register in UPM Sourcing tool to answer UPM's Supplier Qualification questionnaire and other sourcing category specific requirements.

Safety Induction

UPM Safety Induction tool walks you through the safety related topics that you need to be aware of when performing work at any of UPM sites. Certificate on UPM general safety induction is needed only once.

Invoice us

UPM requires primarily e-invoices from its suppliers and third party intermediaries. We provide all needed information to get started.

 

 

FEATURED ARTICLE
SEP 20 2016

Responsible sourcing around the world – Part 1 Brazil

UPM expects all 25,000 of its suppliers to operate responsibly. But what is responsibility and how can it be assessed? In this series of articles, we will familiarize with the responsible sourcing stories from Brazil, China, and wood sourcing.

FEATURED ARTICLE
SEP 27 2016

Responsible sourcing around the world – Paper machine parts from China

UPM expects all 25,000 of its suppliers to operate responsibly. But what is responsibility and how can it be assessed? In this series of articles, we will familiarize with the responsible sourcing stories from Brazil, China, and wood sourcing.