​​​​Other operations 

Other operations include forests and wood sourcing, UPM Biocomposites and UPM Biochemicals business units and Group services. UPM Biocomposites and UPM Biochemicals business units are the result of UPM's continuous new business development work.

 

Wood Sourcing and Forestry

Wood Sourcing and Forestry secures competitive wood and biomass for UPM businesses and manages UPM-owned forests. Approximately onesixth of UPM's wood consumption comes from company forests. At the end of 2015 UPM owned 704,000 hectares of forest in Finland. All of UPM's own forests are certified. UPM also offers a wide range of wood trade and forestry services to forest owners and forest investors. Real estate development is a continuous process within UPM. UPM sells non-strategic forest land and estates that offer an attractive alternative value.

UPM Biocomposites business unit

UPM's biocomposites combine natural fibres and plastic. The business unit develops, manufactures, markets and sells high quality composite products and granulates for a wide range of consumer and industrial applications.

 

UPM Biochemicals business unit

UPM Biochemicals has extensive know-how of lignin-based products. The business unit develops wood-based chemical building blocks, performance chemicals and biofibrils.

 

​20152014​
​Sales, EURm406​447
​Operating profit excl. special items, EURm ​303​37
​Capital employed (average), EURm​1,483​1,445

 

Business areas

Driving for top performance in all business areas

UPM as an investment

Targeting attractive total return

Financial targets

Profitability improved in 2015