UPM implements performance improving actions in all businesses to advance towards top performance in the businesses' respective markets.
UPM invests in focused, high return projects to capture growth opportunities in its business portfolio. The company is investing in the following projects, targeting to exceed EUR 200m in additional EBITDA when all the projects are fully operational.
Fully contributing in 2016
Ramp-up progressing well
80 % run-rate of the EUR 200m EBITDA target achived in Q3 2016
Under construction, in schedule and budget
aims to develop its business portfolio to increase its value, long-term
profitability and growth outlook. The target is to increase the share of highly
profitable businesses with good fundamentals for growth
Through innovation UPM targets competitive advantage and growth in both new and existing businesses. Innovation is an idea that translates into value for UPM and could materialise in form of:
In new businesses development UPM is primarily utilizing
its extensive know-how and strong position in the forest biomass sourcing and
processing value chain. Ecodesign represents
business opportunities with large target markets and high added value. UPM’s
Biofuels and Biocomposites businesses are concrete achievements in value
creating new businesses that fit into the framework of Ecodesign. In Biochemicals,
UPM is offering and developing sustainable and competitive wood-based chemicals
for a variety of end uses, yet awaiting initial industrial scale investment.