Forest-based industries have a significant role in promoting sustainable development. Well-managed forests play an essential role in natural carbon and water cycles, as well as preserving and enhancing biodiversity.
UPM is both a major forest owner and a purchaser of wood. UPM's land use and forestry planning is based on the comprehensive evaluation and preservation of ecosystem services. Sustainable forest management can safeguard and even increase the valuable role that forests play in sequestering carbon.
World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on June 5 to raise awareness on environmental issues and to inspire people to make a difference with their own choices.