UPM is committed to continuous improvement in its financial, social and environmental performance. Each business area targets top relative performance in their respective markets.
UPM aims to capture growth opportunities in its business portfolio. The company invests in projects with attractive and sustainable returns, supported by clear competitive advantage.
Projects already contributing: EUR 680 million investments, with an EBITDA target of EUR 200 million. In 2016, UPM achieved 80% runrate of the target.
Projects under construction or at the beginning of ramp up: EUR 225 million investments.
In Uruguay, UPM started discussions with the Government of Uruguay regarding the development of logistics infrastructure in the country. Railroad and road connections are a critical challenge for establishing a large scale industrial operation in the inland and connecting it to a deep sea port.
UPM aims to increase long-term shareholder value by increasing the value of each business and by developing the business portfolio, organically or potentially through mergers and acquisitions. UPM’s responsible operations and value chain lay the foundation for identifying opportunities and avoiding and mitigating potential risks.
Developing each business
Developing the business portfolio
Portfolio changes are possible if it would be the best way to increase long-term shareholder value
Ability to take action: strong balance sheet mitigates risks and presents strategic opportunities
UPM is developing new businesses based on 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.
Product, service and business model development in the current businesses is also an important source of competitive advantage and growth. All UPM businesses aim to increase the value added for customers through product and service development.