Our business has a truly solid foundation. It is based on renewable resource that binds carbon-dioxide from the atmosphere throughout its lifecycle. Moreover, our operations are based on industry-leading efficient processes from sourcing and production to the sustainable disposal or afterlife of our products.More with Biofore are the three words that capture our constant strive to maximise value and minimise waste with the most efficient processes in the industry.Our business has a solid ethical foundation, too. We support the well-being of people and the communities where we operate. We also foster collaboration with various stakeholders across borders. Innovating and building a sustainable Biofore future is a team effort.
UPM’s Biofore strategy challenges the long-lived ”take-make-dispose” economy. We promote a circular economy where resources are kept in use for as long as possible, and finally are recovered, recycled and regenerated into new products, materials and energy.
The wood fibres growing in the forest are the optimal source. They can easily be recycled several times. And they are the perfect ingredient for truly innovative biomaterials, such as biocomposites and biochemicals.
Can wood fibres be the key to the low-carbon bioeconomy of the future? – The Biofore vision guides us towards that goal every day.
At UPM circular economy, in short, means reusing materials and products several times and creating added value through smart solutions. In circular economy, we also avoid generating waste, and strive to increase the use of renewable energy and materials.