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.
UPM is one of the eight companies that have been recognised by the CDP Forest Program with a global leadership position in the 2016 Forest A List for timber and timber based products. The A List features companies that are on a path to sustainably source or produce timber commodities.
The Marrakech Climate Change Conference is the next annual meeting of the Parties of the UN’s climate treaty. In conjunction with the conference, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is organising a themed event with an important message: Forests matter!