​Wood Sourcing and Forestry

We source wood raw material for sustainable and recyclable UPM products produced at our mills in Austria, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Russia, Uruguay and in the USA.

 

We operate according to the principles of sustainable forestry. Safeguarding the biological diversity in the forests is an essential part of our operations. We use certified wood whenever possible and promote the use of certified wood globally. We know the origin of the wood we use as all our wood supplies are covered by a third-party verified chain of custody certificates under the FSC® and PEFC™ .


 

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More about us

In addition to purchasing wood we take care of the growth and healthy development of the company forests and the private forests managed by our forest specialists. We also offer a wide range of high quality forestry services to private forest owners. Our forestry expertise is based on more than hundred years of professional management of the company forests. UPM owns 715,000 hectares of certified forest in Finland and in the USA as well as 254,000 hectares of plantation forests in Uruguay.

What makes us strong

  • we act responsibly
  • we have control of the wood supply chain and we know the origin of wood
  • we are committed to sustainable forestry
  • our professionals manage over one million hectares of privately owned forests
  • we have our own biodiversity programme to promote the biological diversity of forests

Wood Sourcing & Forestry in figures

Provides employment globally for


thousands of people

Sourcing wood from


14 countries

Supplies wood to UPM mills


27.8 million m³/a