We provide our customers with easy access to any information they might need on the sustainability of our products and supply chain by offering product declarations and environmental data for most of our products.
UPM is developing product profiles to cover all relevant aspects of the environmental performance of our biomass-based products. The product profiles are developed to meet distinct user needs, such as for checking the absence of hazardous chemicals.
They are also used to provide information about the use of renewable or non-renewable resources, about the potential environmental impact for a selected impact category or about suitable ways to recycle/reuse the product in the end-of-life stage.
The environmental impacts reported in the product profiles are based on the ISO standardised Life Cycle Analysis (ISO 14040 “Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Principles and framework” and ISO 14044 “Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Requirements and guidelines”).
Certified management systems help us to both manage and improve our performance in the areas of environment, health and safety, and quality.
The majority of UPM’s production sites, as well as its wood-sourcing operations, are covered by environmental, quality and occupational health and safety systems which are certified in accordance with the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.
Read more about our management systems here.
The environmental product declarations for pulp list the environmental certifications of the pulp mills and raw materials in question, and present the key factors of production process emissions, product characteristics and forms of energy consumption at the mills.
The product-specific calculations of the carbon footprint from production are also included in the Pulp Profile declaration.
UPM provides product-specific information on the environmental performance of its paper products through Paper Profile, a voluntary environmental product declaration scheme developed by leading paper producers.
Paper Profile covers the environmental impact of pulp and paper production, including product composition and emissions, wood procurement and environmental management.
In addition to the Paper Profiles, UPM provides carbon footprint information on its products.
The third-party-verified (Inspecta) grade-specific environmental information sheets are available for different paper grades (WFC, WFU, Label, Packaging, Postal, LWC, MFC, SCA, SCB, MFS, News-recycled and Newsprint). The figures given are average figures of all UPM European mills producing that grade.
To read more about the carbon footprint calculation based on the ten elements of the CEPI Carbon Footprint Framework for Paper and Board Products, click here.
For our plywood products, we provide environmental product declarations including information on environmental management systems, environmental parameters, product features as well as on the use of heat and electricity.
UPM calculates the carbon footprint of its timber products on the basis of the 10 elements of the Carbon Footprint Framework for Paper and Board Products developed by CEPI (the Confederation of European Paper Industries).
Product profiles are available for UPM ProFi products in Certificate Finder, and for UPM Formi products on request.