UPM joins WWF's global Earth Hour 2015 climate event on 28 March 2015

(UPM, Helsinki, 26 March.2015, at 10:00 EET) - UPM joins WWF's Global Earth Hour 2015 climate event by turning off the lights at the Biofore House in Helsinki, Finland, on 28 March 2015 from 20:30 to 21:30 local time.

“WWF’s Earth Hour reminds us all of the importance of actions to reduce energy consumption and to increase the share of renewable energy,” says Päivi Salpakivi-Salomaa, Vice President, Environment and Responsibility, UPM.

“UPM is constantly decreasing its carbon footprint and improving its energy efficiency. Globally, 67% of the fuels we use are biomass based, and in Finland the figure is as high as 83%. We are the second biggest generator of biomass based electricity in Europe and 79% of the electricity we produce is free from fossil CO2 emissions.

Having above figures as a proof, UPM is the only paper and forest products company in the world who has achieved the A100 on the CDP Climate indices 2014. The CDP indices track how the leading listed companies respond to climate change mitigation,” Salpakivi-Salomaa tells.

Earth Hour is a world-wide event organised by WWF. It inspires people all over the world to show their support for climate work. Read more: http://www.earthhour.org/

For further information please contact:
Päivi Salpakivi-Salomaa, Vice President, Environment and Responsibility, UPM,
tel. +358 204 15 0936.

UPM Media Desk
Mon-Fri from 9.00 to 16.00, tel. +358 40 588 3284

Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve customers worldwide. The group employs around 20,000 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM – The Biofore Company – www.upm.com