Responsibility in action

At UPM we believe we have a pivotal contribution to make towards sustainable development. It is an inherent part of our vision, purpose and values .

As we lead the integration of the forest and bio industries and bring our Biofore Vision to life, it demands a responsibility not only to our shareholders, but also to society and the environment around us – not only to develop good business, but to do so in a way which is socially and environmentally responsible.

TOP STORIES »

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING IS ACHIEVED THROUGH COLLABORATION AND
CONTINUOUS LEARNING

What can we do to ensure that our products are manufactured responsibly through their entire lifecycle? Read what Päivi Salpakivi-Salomaa and Ilkka Nurmi say in the blog>>


EIGHT-YEAR BAT PROJECT COMPLETED, UPM ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN DEFINING
NEW EMISSION LEVELS FOR EU

At UPM, we believe that we can significantly promote sustainable development through
our own actions. Therefore our experts participate in various projects that promote sustainable development in the industry as a whole. A fine example of this is our
substantial investment in the update of the EU BAT reference document. >>

THE EVERGREEN THEMES - ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY SAVINGS
Energy efficiency improvement  is a continuous target for UPM and we keep our
standards very high with regard it. The More with Biofore thinking is our starting point in energy efficiency, too, says Anu Ahola in her blog. >> 

ADVANCED BIOFUELS PAVE THE WAY FOR A SUCCESSFUL BIO ECONOMY
Biofuels create new opportunities for growth in UPM. We have taken a bold leap away
from the traditional forest industry towards the bio and forest industry, forging ever closer links with the petrochemical industry. >>
 
BIOENERGY HAS TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION, NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM
The Forests Dialogue’s Food, Fuel, Fiber & Forests (4Fs) was organized for the first
time in Finland. It gathered about 50 participants from South, East, North and West.
WWF Finland and UPM were among organizers >>

PEFC CREATES SUSTAINABLE GROUNDS FOR THE BIO ECONOMY IN FINLAND
The Finnish PEFC forestry standard is significant in many ways. PEFC clarifies the guidelines for modern forest management and efficient timber production, says Timo Lehesvirta in his blog  >>
DIALOGUE: WOOD-BASED BIOFUELS REDUCING EMISSIONS IN TRANSPORT
What comes to your mind when biofuels are mentioned, asks Sari Mannonen
in her blog >>

UPM AND CLEANTECH - PROMISES MADE AT GREEN GROWTH SUMMIT
UPM's Cleantech promise given in 2012 under evaluation
by Päivi Salpakivi-Salomaa in her blog. >>

WIN-WIN OR VERIFIERS PARADISE?
Third party verification has enabled UPM’s success in indexes, but have we
 created a modern goldmine for verifiers, asks Sami Lundgren in his blog. >>
UN GLOBAL COMPACT 100 INDEX
UPM has been selected for inclusion in the United Nations Global Compact 100. >>
PEFC IS TOOL NUMBER ONE IN FOREST BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
Revision of the standard on the PEFC forest certification system in Finland is an option
for PEFC itself, Timo Lehesvirta writes in his blog. >>
EMAS REGISTRATION RECEIVED ALSO IN CHINA
Transparency and openness with stakeholders together with third-party verified
reporting promote continuous improvement. >> reports
UPM WELCOMES THE EU TIMBER REGULATION (EUTR)
EUTR prohibits illegally harvested timber and products derived from such timber being placed on the EU market. >>
ENCOURAGING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN URUGUAY
UPM supports the project for the creation of a knitting enterprise. The project aims to support women in learning and marketing the products they manufacture. >>
VISIT THE PLANTATION LIFE WEBSITE
Plantation Life, a fascinating new website to help those wanting to learn what
sustainable plantation forestry is all about. >>
​THOUSANDS OF TREES PLANTED WITH STAKEHOLDERS
A global Plant a Tree Day is organised each year. UPM plants trees with school children, young adults and other stakeholders in many countries globally.>>