Recyclable paper products with high environmental performance are still core business for us. Recycling paper is a model example of the circular economy. It is the most sustainable way to give paper a new life. UPM is, for instance, the world’s largest user of recovered paper in the graphic paper industry.
Our pulp products are made of sustainable wood from controlled and certified sources, with full traceability. Pulp manufacturing generates wood-based bioenergy and other valuable by-products and production residues.
In 2016, 69% of UPM’s overall sales of paper, chemical pulp, plywood and timber products was ecolabelled. This figure includes FSC, PEFC and EU Ecolabels, and national ecolabels.
Both industry and consumers are keen to reduce the world’s dependency on fossil-based raw materials and move towards products that are manufactured from renewable materials with a minimal impact on the environment. The key drivers behind this trend are climate change mitigation and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” says Jyrki Ovaska, Executive Vice President for Technology at UPM.
UPM Raflatac is one of the world’s leading producers of self-adhesive label materials for consumer product and industrial labelling.
UPM Raflatac's unique RafCycle concept is a sustainable method for disposing and recycling of label stock by-products like glassine. It’s the perfect solution for the entire labelling value chain.
Biochemicals are renewable products and truly sustainable, competitive and high-quality solutions.