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For us at UPM, responsible business conduct means focusing not only on our own operations but on the whole value chain, and finding sustainable business solutions in active dialogue with our customers, suppliers and partners. Every decision counts and can make a difference.

​​​​​​Responsibility is about values, commitments and - above all - actions 

​UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a sustainable future. For us, this is captured in one word – Biofore. It means versatile use of recyclable and renewable wood biomass, combined with innovation, efficiency and ​

responsibility. We show every day that innovative and responsible business can be efficient and profitable, bringing quality of life and prosperity to our stakeholders.  

​Responsibility highlights in figures

Greenhouse gas emissions related to energy use


- 6%

Production waste reused or recycled


89%

Share of certified wood and fibre


85%

Total recordable injury frequency


-12%

Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2017-2018


Industry leader in global DJSI


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Sustainability is the only way we can do business in the future, says Sami Lundgren, VP, Environment and Responsibility. We believe in innovations and turning these megatrends and challenges into solutions. But is sustainability good business? Let Sami convince you.

UPM - Value from responsibility

The basis of corporate responsibility lies on balance between economical, social and environmental responsibility, says Pirkko Harrela, EVP, Stakeholder Relations, UPM.

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PRESS RELEASE
September 24, 2018

United Nations recognises UPM as one of 34 Global Compact LEAD companies

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JULY 6, 2018

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United Nations recognises UPM as one of 34 Global Compact LEAD companies demonstrating world-class commitment to corporate sustainability2018-09-24T09:30:00Zhttp://www.upm.com/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/Pages/United-Nations-recognises-UPM-as-one-of-34-Global-Compact-LEAD-companies-demonst-001-Tue-25-Sep-2018-08-42.aspxUnited Nations recognises UPM as one of 34 Global Compact LEAD companies demonstrating world-class commitment to corporate sustainability<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 24 September 2018 at 09:30 EET) - UPM has been recognised as a Global Compact LEAD company for its strong engagement to the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. The recognition was addressed to only 34 global companies at the Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York on 24 September 2018. </p> <p class="hugin">"LEAD companies represent the highest level of engagement with the UN Global Compact," says <b class="hugin">Lise Kingo, </b>CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. "Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and creating the world we want will not happen without bold actions from the responsible business community," Kingo says.</p> <p class="hugin">"Being among the 34 world's leading companies in sustainability is an outstanding recognition for the work UPM has done in the area of responsible business conduct," says <b class="hugin">Pirkko Harrela</b>, Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, UPM. "We have had the LEAD status since January 2016 when we were invited for the first time to this distinguished network as the only forest industry company and also as the first Finnish company ever," Harrela continues.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM has been a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact initiative since 2003 and is strongly committed to responsible business conduct. "We have a strong basis to promote the core values of the Global Compact Ten Principles covering human rights, labour standards, environment and anti-corruption," Harrela says. </p> <p class="hugin">The recognised LEAD companies include companies like Unilever, Nestle S.A., BASF SE and L'Oreal. </p> <p class="hugin">To be eligible for LEAD recognition, companies are expected to be a participant in at least two Global Compact Action Platforms. They also need to demonstrate engagement with the initiative and commitment to defining and fostering leadership practices in line with the Global Compact Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition, the companies are to report on their progress on implementing the Ten Principles on annual basis.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM has participated in two Action Platforms: Reporting on the SDGs and Decent work in global supply chains. The Decent Work Action Platform members have today published their commitment to advance responsible supply chains and a Baseline Report describing the challenges and opportunities of this area. Read more <a class="hugin" href="https://www.unglobalcompact.org/take-action/action-platforms/decent-work-supply-chains" target="_blank">here.</a></p> <p class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="https://www.unglobalcompact.org/take-action/action-platforms/sdg-reporting" target="_blank">The Reporting on the SDGs Action Platform</a> has already earlier published two reports and a guidance document for SDG reporting. </p> <p align="justify" class="hugin">For more information, please check <a class="hugin" href="https://www.unglobalcompact.org/take-action/leadership/gc-lead" target="_blank">UN Global Compact LEAD website</a>.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact:</b><br class="hugin">Pirkko Harrela, Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, UPM, tel. +358 40 5078 764 </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto:media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">We deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. We employ around 19,100 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. Our shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM Biofore - Beyond fossils. <a class="hugin" href="http://www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https://twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https://www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https://www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https://www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https://www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">About the United Nations Global Compact</b><br class="hugin">The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate practices. Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and nearly 70 Local Networks. </p> <p class="hugin">For more information, follow @globalcompact and visit www.unglobalcompact.org.</p> GP0|#c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59;L0|#0c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59|Investor news;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841f
United Nations recognises UPM as one of 34 Global Compact LEAD companies demonstrating world-class commitment to corporate sustainability2018-09-24T08:00:00Zhttp://www.upm.com/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/Pages/United-Nations-recognises-UPM-as-one-of-34-Global-Compact-LEAD-companies-demonstrating-world-class-commitment-to-corporate.aspxUnited Nations recognises UPM as one of 34 Global Compact LEAD companies demonstrating world-class commitment to corporate sustainability<p>(UPM, Helsinki, 24 September 2018 at 09:30 EET) - UPM has been recognised as a Global Compact LEAD company for its strong engagement to the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. The recognition was addressed to only 34 global companies at the Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York on 24 September 2018.<strong> </strong></p><p>"LEAD companies represent the highest level of engagement with the UN Global Compact," says <strong>Lise Kingo, </strong>CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. "Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and creating the world we want will not happen without bold actions from the responsible business community," Kingo says.<br><br><img alt="Lead-participant-logo-460x200.jpg" src="/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/PublishingImages/Pages/United-Nations-recognises-UPM-as-one-of-34-Global-Compact-LEAD-companies-demonstrating-world-class-commitment-to-corporate/Lead-participant-logo-460x200.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br>"Being among the 34 world's leading companies in sustainability is an outstanding recognition for the work UPM has done in the area of responsible business conduct," says <strong>Pirkko Harrela</strong>, Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, UPM. "We have had the LEAD status since January 2016 when we were invited for the first time to this distinguished network as the only forest industry company and also as the first Finnish company ever," Harrela continues.</p><p>UPM has been a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact initiative since 2003 and is strongly committed to responsible business conduct. "We have a strong basis to promote the core values of the Global Compact Ten Principles covering human rights, labour standards, environment and anti-corruption," Harrela says. </p><p>The recognised LEAD companies include companies like Unilever, Nestle S.A., BASF SE and L'Oreal. </p><p>To be eligible for LEAD recognition, companies are expected to be a participant in at least two Global Compact Action Platforms. They also need to demonstrate engagement with the initiative and commitment to defining and fostering leadership practices in line with the Global Compact Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition, the companies are to report on their progress on implementing the Ten Principles on annual basis.</p><p>UPM has participated in two Action Platforms: Reporting on the SDGs and Decent work in global supply chains. The Decent Work Action Platform members have today published their commitment to advance responsible supply chains and a Baseline Report describing the challenges and opportunities of this area. Read more <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://www.unglobalcompact.org/take-action/action-platforms/decent-work-supply-chains&data=02%7c01%7cMirja.Kemppi%40upm.com%7cd1e0a6d475fa44fb38a208d621e7396b%7c9eab37f091c647e39c00fe8544bd272e%7c1%7c0%7c636733674615136808&sdata=nsC46WMeeg3KeeXEwK8lp%2B/VIh3LDW7eqM4Fm5O1dOY%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">here.</span></a></p><p><a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://www.unglobalcompact.org/take-action/action-platforms/sdg-reporting&data=02%7c01%7cMirja.Kemppi%40upm.com%7cd1e0a6d475fa44fb38a208d621e7396b%7c9eab37f091c647e39c00fe8544bd272e%7c1%7c0%7c636733674615146816&sdata=3sjufhjwrkpJQNcSDhcrVkHg2TRR1ISocas/k0zdNDc%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">The Reporting on the SDGs Action Platform</span></a> has already earlier published two reports and a guidance document for SDG reporting. </p><p>For more information, please check <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://www.unglobalcompact.org/take-action/leadership/gc-lead&data=02%7c01%7cMirja.Kemppi%40upm.com%7cd1e0a6d475fa44fb38a208d621e7396b%7c9eab37f091c647e39c00fe8544bd272e%7c1%7c0%7c636733674615156820&sdata=Jj%2BzHYC1Z7n4PTP/mLJ2IkacBEBVDAhgmyLVkQOIhVk%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">UN Global Compact LEAD website</span></a>.</p><p><strong>For further information please contact:</strong><br>Pirkko Harrela, Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, UPM, tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">+358 40 5078 764<a title="Call: +358 40 5078 764" href="#" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;"><img title="Call: +358 40 5078 764" alt="" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;" /></a></span> </p><p><strong>UPM, Media Relations </strong><br>Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00 EET<br>tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">+358 40 588 3284<a title="Call: +358 40 588 3284" href="#" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;"><img title="Call: +358 40 588 3284" alt="" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;" /></a></span> <br><a href="mailto:media@upm.com"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">media@upm.com</span></a></p><p><strong>UPM</strong><br>We deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. 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The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate practices. Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and nearly 70 Local Networks. </p><p>For more information, follow @globalcompact and visit <a href="http://www.unglobalcompact.org/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">www.unglobalcompact.org</span></a>.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>GP0|#c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59;L0|#0c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59|Investor news;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841f
Beyond Fossils crystallises UPM's position as the leading supplier of renewable and responsible solutions2018-09-17T10:00:00Zhttp://www.upm.com/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/Pages/Beyond-Fossils-crystallises-UPM's-position-as-the-leading-supplier-of-renewable--001-Mon-17-Sep-2018-10-03.aspxBeyond Fossils crystallises UPM's position as the leading supplier of renewable and responsible solutions<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 17 September 2018 at 10:00 EET) - UPM's new brand promise, UPM Biofore - Beyond fossils, captures the company's strong commitment to a future which is not dependent of fossil raw materials. The new direction is a natural continuation to UPM*s purpose of creating value from the limitless opportunities of bioeconomy.</p> <p class="hugin">Global megatrends, such as urbanisation and the growing middle class in the emerging markets, represent many long-term growth opportunities for UPM's businesses. Climate change, environmental concerns and the scarcity of non-renewable raw materials are driving societies and businesses all over the world towards the use of renewable, non-fossil raw materials and circular economy. They are also driving demand for renewable and responsible solutions and new technologies.</p> <p class="hugin">"Our innovations are based on renewable wood fibres and biomolecules that provide viable alternatives to fossil-based solutions. We constantly look for new business opportunities and end-uses of forest biomass to meet the growing global consumer demand. As a leader of the bio-based forest industry, we provide solutions to global challenges while at the same time create value to our stakeholders," says <b class="hugin">Elisa Nilsson</b>, Vice President, Brand and Communications of UPM.</p> <p class="hugin">The position is launched via extensive communications and marketing, starting from UPM's main markets. "With the new statement, we communicate a clear vision of our way forward. As a globally leading company in this industry, we want to show the way and inspire our stakeholders on a journey towards a future beyond fossils," says Elisa Nilsson.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact:</b><br class="hugin">Elisa Nilsson, Vice President, Brand and Communications, UPM, tel. +358 (0)2041 67806</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto:media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">We deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. We employ around 19,100 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. Our shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM Biofore - Beyond fossils. <a class="hugin" href="http://www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https://twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https://www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https://www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https://www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https://www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841f
UPM recognised as the industry's most responsible company in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index2018-09-13T05:30:00Zhttp://www.upm.com/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/Pages/UPM-recognised-as-the-industry's-most-responsible-company-in-the-global-Dow-Jone-001-Thu-13-Sep-2018-08-33.aspxUPM recognised as the industry's most responsible company in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 13 September 2018 at 08.30 EET)  - UPM has been listed as the forest and paper industry leader in the in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2018-2019 for the sixth time.</p> <p class="hugin">"We create value by seizing the limitless potential of bioeconomy, this is what we are committed to do at UPM", says <b class="hugin">Sami Lundgren</b>, Vice President, UPM Environment and Responsibility.</p> <p class="hugin">Global megatrends and their impacts on the environment and society make it clear that a major turnaround in the use of non-renewable fossil-based products and materials is needed. As the leader of the bio-based forest industry UPM's mission is to be a part of the solution.</p> <p class="hugin">"Creating value for society both as a company and through our renewable and responsible products is an essential part of the Biofore strategy, since our operations and products have an impact on society at large. Understanding our influence is a prerequisite for us to develop our operations and to respond to the needs of surrounding communities," concludes Lundgren. </p> <p class="hugin">The annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment is conducted by an investment specialist RobecoSAM, and is based on a rigorous analysis of economic, environmental and social performance of the world's leading companies, assessing issues covering climate change strategies, supply chain standards, labour practices, corporate governance and risk management. The DJSI follows a best-in-class approach, recognising companies across all industries that outperform their peers in sustainability metrics. </p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="DJSI_Member_Logo_2015" class="hugin" height="118" id="Picture 1" src="https://hugin.info/165629/I/2215861/130895.jpg" width="345" /></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact:</b><br class="hugin">Sami Lundgren, Vice President, UPM, Environment and Responsibility, tel. +358 40 580 0910</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto:media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http://www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https://twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https://www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https://www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https://www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https://www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59;L0|#0c72b848f-2cb3-4c62-ac14-e72f6f391f59|Investor news;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841f