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 and the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) announce a global strategic partnership to develop solutions for advancing the uptake of FSC in the market. UPM and FSC signed the partnership agreement on the 16th of May 2017 during the FSC international members meeting in Karkkila, Finland.