UPM’s products are made from renewable, recyclable and biodegradable materials, creating a solid basis for product stewardship.
We take product safety very seriously. We have created the UPM Restricted Chemical Substances List (UPM RSL) to ensure and prove that our products do not contain hazardous chemicals or heavy metals that are harmful to health. Substances of very high concern (SVHC, as defined by REACH) should not be used in the manufacturing of our products.
UPM products are well suited for recycling because of their main raw material – renewable wood – and our ecodesign approach. As part of our ecodesign approach, we actively look for innovative new ways to recycle our products at the end of their life.
We offer product declarations and environmental data for our products, thus providing our customers with easy access to any information they might need on the sustainability of the products and supply chain.
Our products have been granted several ecolabels, including the EU Ecolabel and The German Blue Angel. In addition, UPM’s production sites, as well as its wood-sourcing and forestry operations, have a verified environmental management system in place, and all mills using wood raw material apply either PEFCTM or FSC®-certified chain-of-custody systems, or both.
The UPM Biofore story continues through the Responsible FibreTM verification of a high performance UPM office paper range, creating a smart choice for a "New Future". New Future office papers is the first product range to carry the new Responsible FibreTM trademark adopted by UPM. This new trademark innovatively combines UPM's environmental responsibility and social responsibility into one cohesive philosophy followed throughout the product lifecycle. Responsible FibreTM is truly unique; it shows our commitment to ensure that all products carrying the trademark comply with the industry's most demanding responsibility criteria.
Responsible FibreTM verified by UPM guarantees that the product meets the industry's most demanding environmental and social responsibility criteria verified by a third party.
“Future developments will lead to biomass and bio-based materials becoming an essential part of the circular economy and new circular innovations,” says Joss Blériot, Executive Officer of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.