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UPM listed as industry leader in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index

UPM has been listed as the industry leader in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2015-2016. UPM is listed in the indices for the fourth year in a row.

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UPM joins China Sustainable Paper Alliance to promote responsibly sourced pulp and paper2015-10-02T12:00:00Zhttp://www.upm.com/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/Pages/UPM-joins-China-Sustainable-Paper-Alliance-to-promote-responsibly-sourced-pulp-and-paper.aspxUPM joins China Sustainable Paper Alliance to promote responsibly sourced pulp and paper<p>​(UPM Shanghai, 2 October 2015, at 09:30 EET) – The 10th of September 2015 marks a significant turn towards more responsibly sourced paper and pulp products in China. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), The Chinese Forestry Industry Association and the leading producers and buyers of paper and pulp products have established The China Sustainable Paper Alliance (CSPA) to promote the development of responsible sourcing and sustainable forest operations within the forest industry in China.</p><p>UPM is one of the 10 founding members of this Alliance. The members represent both domestic and international companies covering the whole supply chain of China’s pulp and paper industry. UPM is among international players such as Kimberly-Clark, Fuji Xerox, HP and IKEA as well as some locally significant players.</p><p>“China is today the world’s largest producer and consumer of paper products. At the same time the country faces challenges of deforestation and shortage of timber”, says Ma Yuanyuan, Director, Marketing, Communications and Environmental Affairs, UPM Paper Asia. “UPM as the leading producer of office papers in China acknowledges its significant role in enforcing sustainable forest industry and this also is the main driving force for joining CSPA,” Ma continues.<br>WWF China hopes CSPA to show the way to sustainability for other industries in China. “WWF launches this regional sustainable alliance, aiming for an overall increase of supply and demand of certified and recycled paper products in the Chinese market. We are also expecting that this initiative can inspire a transition in other industries in China", comments Dr Li Lin, Executive Program Director of WWF China.</p><p>The demand and supply of sustainably produced paper and pulp products to a rise with CSPA<br>The companies who join the CSPA are required to produce and purchase responsibly sourced paper and pulp products. In practical terms the companies take care of forests sustainably, know the origin of wood and ensure that all wood is legally logged. The Alliance also aims at increasing consumers’ awareness of the value of public recognitions as well as certified and recycled paper products. <br>“UPM is already today a frontrunner of these values. UPM Changshu Mill in China is in both the PEFC™ and FSC® international forest management schemes and our paper grades have been rated on highest level in the WWF’s Check your Paper system,” Ma tells. “UPM was actually the first paper company in China to achieve the FSC® certificate. Joining the CSPA is yet another step in enforcing sustainability on the Chinese market,”, Ma concludes.</p><p><strong>For more information, please contact:</strong><br>Yuanyuan Ma, tel. +86 186 21108686 <br><br><strong>UPM, Media Relations </strong><br>Tel. +358 (0)40 588 3284<br>Mon-Fri from 9:00 to 16:00<br><a href="mailto:media@upm.com">media@upm.com</a> </p><p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/UPM_News">www.twitter.com/UPM_News</a> <br><a href="http://www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal">www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal</a> <br><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene">www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene</a> </p><p><strong>UPM Paper Asia </strong><br>UPM Paper Asia serves growing markets with labelling materials globally and fine paper in Asia. The main customers are retailers, printers, publishers, distributors and paper converters. UPM Paper Asia is a leader in sustainable development and high quality office papers, we have paper mills in China and Finland. Headquarter locates in Shanghai and we have about 1,700 employees in China, Finland, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Australia. <a href="http://www.upm.com/cn">www.upm.com/cn</a> </p><p><strong>UPM </strong><br>Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 20,000 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM – The Biofore Company – <a href="http://www.upm.com/">www.upm.com</a> </p><p>WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization and works in over 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF’s target is to stop the loss of biodiversity and the growth of ecological footprint. WWF was founded in 1961. www.wwf.fi </p>GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841f
UPM and SYKE’s study on ecosystem services provides more insight into the environmental impacts of wood-based products2015-09-30T07:00:00Zhttp://www.upm.com/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/Pages/UPM-and-SYKE’s-study-on-ecosystem-services-provides-more-insight-into-the-environmental-impacts-of-wood-based-products.aspxUPM and SYKE’s study on ecosystem services provides more insight into the environmental impacts of wood-based products<p><span style="font-size:10pt;">(UPM, Helsinki, 30 September 2015 at 10:00 EET) — UPM and the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) have been developing a method for assessing ecosystem services derived alongside the production of wood-based products. This pilot study focused on the environmental impacts resulting from the growth of trees used for the production of one tonne of pulp. In this study, the carbon sink effect, water protection and the sustainability of native forest species were analysed in detail. The study confirmed that the forest area from where pulpwood is sourced yields multiple benefits besides just wood raw material.<br><br>The study examined the amount of wood required for the production of one tonne of softwood pulp at UPM in Finland, as well as the time required for the trees to grow. The trees purify over eight million litres of water and absorb over 4,000 kg of carbon dioxide during their lifetime.<br><br>The majority of Finland’s 20,000 forest species also inhabit areas used for wood production. Hundreds of species, such as moss, lichen and insects, depend on trees used in pulp production. Forest renewal secures the long-term survival of these species.<br>UPM’s operations are based on using wood in multiple efficient ways to produce not only pulp, but also sawn timber, plywood, composites, papers and label materials. The company also uses industrial by-products and residues to produce energy, biochemicals and renewable diesel.<br><br><strong>Pioneering perspectives on sustainability</strong><br><br>“With the help of ecosystem services, the environmental impacts of land management and raw material production can be described in a more diverse manner. For our study, we selected indicators that relate to the most important global environmental issues, such as renewable natural resources, climate change, clean water and biodiversity. All in all, the benefits derived from forests are highly diverse, extending from products we can collect to recreational enjoyment,” says<strong> Timo Lehesvirta</strong>, Director, Forest Global, UPM.<br><br>“Projects like this are essential for the evolving bioeconomy in Finland. Companies should include the evaluation of natural ecosystem services in their management systems, and develop this into a responsible and productive business. The indicators or methods for measuring ecosystem services are not yet agreed upon anywhere in a commensurable fashion. Our research marks one step forward,” says<strong> Petteri Vihervaara</strong>, Senior Research Scientist specializing in ecosystem services, SYKE.<br><br><strong>For further information, please contact:</strong><br>Timo Lehesvirta, Director, Forest Global, UPM, tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">+358 (0)400 752 212<a title="Call: +358 (0)400 752 212" href="http://www.upm.com/EN/MEDIA/All-news/Pages/UPM-and-SYKE%e2%80%99s-study-on-ecosystem-services-provides-more-insight-into-the-enviro-001-Wed-30-Sep-2015-10-05.aspx#" style="margin:0px;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;"></a></span><br>Petteri Vihervaara, Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Environment Institute, tel. </span><span style="font-size:10pt;"><span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">+358 (0)295 251740<a title="Call: +358 (0)295 251740" href="http://www.upm.com/EN/MEDIA/All-news/Pages/UPM-and-SYKE%e2%80%99s-study-on-ecosystem-services-provides-more-insight-into-the-enviro-001-Wed-30-Sep-2015-10-05.aspx#" style="margin:0px;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;"></a></span> </span><br><br><br><span style="font-size:10pt;"><strong>UPM, Media Desk</strong> <br>Tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">+358 (0)40 588 3284<a title="Call: +358 (0)40 588 3284" href="http://www.upm.com/EN/MEDIA/All-news/Pages/UPM-and-SYKE%e2%80%99s-study-on-ecosystem-services-provides-more-insight-into-the-enviro-001-Wed-30-Sep-2015-10-05.aspx#" style="margin:0px;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;"></a></span><br>Mon-Fri from 9:00 to 16:00</span><font size="3"> <br></font><span style="font-size:10pt;"><a href="mailto:media@upm.com"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">media@upm.com</font></span></a> <br><br><a href="http://www.twitter.com/UPM_News"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">www.twitter.com/UPM_News</font></span></a> <br><a href="http://www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal</font></span></a> <br><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene</font></span></a> </span><br><font size="3"> </font></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;"><strong>UPM</strong> </span><br><span style="font-size:10pt;">UPM leads the reformation of bio and forest industries. We are building a sustainable future in six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve a global base of customers. We employ approximately 20,000 people, and our annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM's shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM — The Biofore Company — <a href="http://www.upm.fi/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">www.upm.fi</font></span></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;"><strong>Finnish Environment Institute</strong> <br>The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is a governmental research institute and a centre for expertise that provides information, knowledge and services essential for social sustainability. SYKE forms a part of Finland's national environmental administration, and mainly operates under the auspices of the Ministry of the Environment; however, the Institute's work on water resources is supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. We have the skills, ambition and courage to open new avenues for improving the environment. <a href="http://www.syke.fi/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">www.syke.fi</font></span></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;">UPM and SYKE have a long history of co-operation with each other and other operators within the environmental and forestry segments on projects relating to topics such as responsible forestry, environmental management and preserving biodiversity.<br><br>For more information on joint projects:<br><br>Endangered white-backed woodpecker can thrive in commercial forests <a href="http://www.upm.com/EN/MEDIA/All-news/Pages/Endangered-white-backed-woodpecker-can-thrive-in-commercial-forests-001-Mon-15-Jun-2015-14-00.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">http://www.upm.com/EN/MEDIA/All-news/Pages/Endangered-white-backed-woodpecker-can-thrive-in-commercial-forests-001-Mon-15-Jun-2015-14-00.aspx</font></span></a><br><br>UPM taking frontrunner steps with global EMAS registration<br><a href="http://www.upm.com/EN/MEDIA/All-news/Pages/UPM-taking-frontrunner-steps-with-global-EMAS-registration-001-Wed-12-Sep-2012-11-00.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">http://www.upm.com/EN/MEDIA/All-news/Pages/UPM-taking-frontrunner-steps-with-global-EMAS-registration-001-Wed-12-Sep-2012-11-00.aspx</font></span></a></span> </p><p> </p>GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841f
UPM Foundation supports long-term development in Uruguay2015-09-29T12:00:00Zhttp://www.upm.com/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/Pages/UPM-Foundation-supports-long-term-development-in-Uruguay.aspxUPM Foundation supports long-term development in Uruguay<p><span style="font-size:10pt;">(UPM, 29 September 2015 at 15:00 EET) – The UPM Foundation promotes education and entrepreneurship through joint work with social organisations and local representatives in Uruguay. It annually publishes a report presenting its objectives, operations and latest achievements.</span> <br><br><span style="font-size:10pt;">“We are seeking to promote the long-term development and growth of these communities in cooperation with local stakeholders in rural areas. Our work is carried out in collaboration with social organisations, public institutions, departmental and national authorities and other social agencies,” says <strong>Magdalena Ibanez</strong>, Manager of UPM Foundation.</span> <br><br><span style="font-size:10pt;">Established in 2006, the foundation’s mission is to bring together local stakeholders, communities and authorities especially in the fields of education and training in the departments where UPM is active.</span> <br><br><span style="font-size:10pt;">“In rural Uruguay, some children finish school as early as age 12, which makes it difficult for them to enter professions that require special training. Through the UPM Foundation, we have been able to extend their schooling and thus improve their employment prospects in the future,” says Ibanez.</span> <br><br><span style="font-size:10pt;">Thanks to the UPM Foundation’s work, the remote community of Clara, Tacuarembó, saw its first generation of young people complete their secondary education in December 2014. The aim of this public-private educational programme is to provide high-quality post-primary education throughout the region.</span> <br><br><span style="font-size:10pt;">The Integrated Programme for Strengthening Rural Schools being implemented in all rural schools in Río Negro completed its second year in 2014. The programme updates traditional approaches to education, promoting more in-depth research and participation among both teachers and pupils.</span> <br><br><span style="font-size:10pt;">The construction of a community orchard in the rural school of Queguayar has increased the variety to food with locally produced vegetables. The orchard also serves as an excellent teaching resource, bringing together families and school to work for their town.<br><br></span><span style="font-size:10pt;">“The UPM Foundation sees community development as starting with the advancement of individual and collective capacities, abilities and skills. The actions we carry out always focus on the long-term effect and the well-being of our reference communities,” states Ibanez.</span> <br><br><span style="font-size:10pt;">In addition to its numerous projects, the Foundation last year organized open lectures and community workshops with local representatives, presented its operations in a photo exhibition and organised a visit for community leaders at the UPM Fray Bentos mill.  </span> <br><br><span style="font-size:10pt;">Altogether over 308,000 people have participated in the UPM Foundation programmes in eight departments and more than 90 communities in Uruguay since it was founded.</span> </p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;"><strong>For more information:</strong> <br>Magdalena Ibanez, Manager, UPM Foundation, tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">+598 9900 3828<a title="Call: +598 9900 3828" href="http://www.upm.com/EN/MEDIA/All-news/Pages/UPM-Foundation-supports-long-term-development-in-Uruguay-001-Tue-29-Sep-2015-15-00.aspx#" style="margin:0px;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;"></a></span></span><font size="3"> </font></p><p> </p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;">Read more about the UPM Foundation’s work and projects in the latest annual report <a href="http://user-fudicvo.cld.bz/Annual-Report-2014"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">http://user-fudicvo.cld.bz/Annual-Report-2014</font></span></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;">Watch the video on how the Clara project has impacted the lives of the young people in the rural community >> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iM19NAR0f4A"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iM19NAR0f4A</font></span></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;">Follow Fundación UPM on Facebook in Spanish: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/FundacionUPMUY?fref=ts"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">https://www.facebook.com/FundacionUPMUY?fref=ts</font></span></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;"> </span> </p><p><br><span style="font-size:10pt;"><strong>UPM in Uruguay</strong> <br>UPM’s operations in Uruguay include the Fray Bentos pulp mill, the UPM Forestal Oriental forestry and wood sourcing company and its two nurseries, as well as the UPM Foundation, which works in cooperation with local organizations to contribute to education, entrepreneurship and improving quality of life through projects focusing on the rural areas where the company operates.</span> </p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;">UPM Forestal Oriental owns 230,000 hectares of land, of which about 60% is planted with eucalyptus. The rest of the land is protected or used for forestry-related infrastructure, such as cattle grazing and other non-plantation operations. All of UPM’s forest plantations are certified to FSC® and PEFCTM standards.</span> </p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;">The Fray Bentos pulp mill started operations in 2007 and remains one of the world’s most modern and efficient pulp mills. Its annual production capacity is 1.3 million tonnes of chemical eucalyptus pulp. Besides pulp, the Fray Bentos mill is a significant biomass-based energy producer, its electricity production accounting for 11% of Uruguay’s total energy production. The mill’s wood raw material comes from sustainably managed local plantations.</span> </p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;">In Uruguay, UPM has 550 direct employees and the company indirectly employs around 3,400 people. UPM Uruguay’s value chain creates altogether 6,400 jobs and its contribution to Uruguay’s GDP is approximately 1.3%. <a href="http://www.upm.com/uy"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">www.upm.com/uy</font></span></a></span> </p><p><br><span style="font-size:10pt;"><strong>UPM Pulp</strong> <br>UPM is one of the world’s leading producers of northern softwood, birch and eucalyptus pulp, supplying global customers in a variety of end use segments such as tissue, specialty papers, board as well as printing and writing through its own sales and service network. UPM operates four modern pulp mills, three in Finland and one in Uruguay as well as eucalyptus plantations in Uruguay. UPM Pulp employs approximately 1,500 people and has an annual pulp production capacity of 3.5 million tonnes. The Pulp Business is part of the UPM Biorefining Business Area. To learn more, please visit: <a href="http://www.upmpulp.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">www.upmpulp.com</font></span></a></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;"><strong>UPM</strong> <br>Through the integration of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 20,000 people and its annual sales are approximately €10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM – The Biofore Company – <a href="http://www.upm.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">www.upm.com</font></span></a></span> </p>GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841f
UPM BioVerno renewable diesel reduces tailpipe emissions significantly2015-09-22T07:30:00Zhttp://www.upm.com/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/Pages/UPM-BioVerno-renewable-diesel-reduces-tailpipe-emissions-significantly.aspxUPM BioVerno renewable diesel reduces tailpipe emissions significantly<p>(UPM, Helsinki, 22 September 2015, at 10:30 EET) - Finnish wood-based UPM BioVerno diesel has been found to significantly reduce harmful tailpipe emissions. A number of engine and vehicle tests have been carried out across a number of key research institutes such as VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, University of Vaasa in Finland and at FEV, internationally recognised vehicle engineering company based in Germany.<br><br>UPM BioVerno renewable diesel has already been shown to function just like conventional diesel in all diesel engines yet it generates up to 80% less greenhouse gas emissions during its lifecycle compared to conventional fossil diesel fuels.<br><br>Additional proof of the excellent properties of the Finnish wood-based UPM BioVerno diesel is provided by the latest test results, which show that UPM BioVerno also reduces harmful tailpipe emissions.<br><br>These emissions, such as particle mass, hydrocarbon, carbon dioxide, nitrogeous oxide and carbon monoxide emissions, were reduced by up to dozens of percent compared to conventional diesel fuel, depending on vehicle technology and blend. All the tests showed similar or improved efficiency of the engine, without compromising the engine power, when UPM BioVerno was introduced to the fuel blend. In addition, it could be shown that by using 100% UPM BioVerno diesel fuel consumption decreased.<br><br>FEV Germany carried out a series of tests on UPM BioVerno's effect on engine functionality and emissions with both a diesel blend containing 30% UPM BioVerno and 100% UPM BioVerno diesel. In addition to measuring engine output and fuel consumption, the tests focused on tailpipe emissions and the performance of UPM BioVerno compared with conventional diesel.<br><br>"UPM BioVerno renewable diesel was investigated in a screening campaign at FEV Germany. The results showed that even as a 30% blending component, the accumulated HC emissions were reduced by more than 50% and the CO emissions by more than 40% compared to reference fossil diesel. Our tests also showed good results in NOx emissions and efficiency", says Dr. Ing. <strong>Thorsten Schnorbus</strong>, Manager Passenger Car Diesel, FEV.<br><br>UPM BioVerno was also tested in University of Vaasa, Finland using a heavy duty engine. These experiments were performed in the Technobothnia Education and Research Centre in Vaasa.<br><br>“The engine experiments with a modern Finnish off-road engine showed that the more UPM BioVerno there was in the fuel blend, the lower were the CO and HC emissions of the engine. The lowest CO and HC emissions were recorded when running the engine with 100% BioVerno. Neat BioVerno was also very favorable when looking at nanoparticle number emissions at idle. For all studied fuels and fuel blends, the smoke readings were very low”, says <strong>Seppo Niemi</strong>, Professor in Energy technology, Faculty of technology, University of Vaasa, Finland.<br><br>The high quality and higher cetane number of UPM BioVerno diesel provide cleaner combustion in the engine resulting significantly lower tailpipe emissions. Clear differences compared to conventional diesel was gained even with a 30% diesel blend.<br><br> “The low tailpipe emissions make UPM BioVerno diesel an even more sustainable choice for drivers. We have developed a novel fuel for consumers using genuinely renewable sources with Finnish expertise and development work. The renewable, high-quality fuels with reduced emissions drive cleaner traffic, now and in the future,” says <strong>Sari Mannonen</strong>, Director of Sales and Marketing at UPM Biofuels.<br><br><strong>For further information please contact</strong><br>Sari Mannonen, Sales and Marketing Director, UPM Biofuels, tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">+358 45 265 1345<a title="Call: +358 45 265 1345" href="#" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;"><img title="Call: +358 45 265 1345" alt="" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;" /></a></span><a title="Call: +358 45 265 1345" href="http://www.upm.com/EN/MEDIA/All-news/Pages/UPM-BioVerno-renewable-diesel-reduces-tailpipe-emissions-significantly-001-Tue-22-Sep-2015-10-30.aspx#"><img title="Call: +358 45 265 1345" alt="" style="margin:5px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;" /></a>, <a href="mailto:sari.mannonen@upm.com">sari.mannonen@upm.com</a> </p><p>  </p><p><strong>Notes to editors </strong><br><br><strong>UPM Biofuels</strong> plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the UPM’s Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM’s biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a href="http://www.upmbiofuels.com/">www.upmbiofuels.com</a> </p><p><strong>UPM</strong> leads the reformation of bio and forest industries. We are building a sustainable future in six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve a global base of customers. We employ approximately 20,000 people, and our annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM's shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM — The Biofore Company — <a href="http://www.upm.com/">www.upm.com</a> </p><p><strong>The FEV Group</strong> with headquarters in Aachen, Germany, is an internationally recognized development service provider for drive and vehicle technologies. The company offers its global transport industry customers a complete range of engineering services, providing support in the design, analysis and prototyping for powertrain and transmission development, as well as vehicle integration, calibration and homologation for advanced internal combustion gasoline-, diesel-, and alternative-fuelled powertrains. FEV's competencies also include design, development and prototyping of innovative vehicle concepts, powertrain electronic control systems and hybrid-electric engine concepts that address future emission and fuel economy standards. The Test Systems division is a global supplier of advanced test cell, instrumentation and test equipment. The FEV Group employs a staff of over 4,000 highly skilled specialists at advanced technical centers on three continents. <a href="http://www.fev.com/">www.fev.com</a> </p><p><img alt="bioverno1.jpg" src="/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/PublishingImages/Pages/UPM-BioVerno-renewable-diesel-reduces-tailpipe-emissions-significantly/bioverno1.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p><img alt="bioverno2.jpg" src="/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/PublishingImages/Pages/UPM-BioVerno-renewable-diesel-reduces-tailpipe-emissions-significantly/bioverno2.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p><img alt="bioverno3.jpg" src="/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/PublishingImages/Pages/UPM-BioVerno-renewable-diesel-reduces-tailpipe-emissions-significantly/bioverno3.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p>GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841f

Press release
SEP 30 2015

Study on ecosystem services provides more insight into the impacts of wood-based products

In this study, the carbon sink effect, water protection and the sustainability of native forest species were analysed in detail.