(UPM, Helsinki, 13 September 2012 at 14:00 EET) – UPM’s Biofore vision and consistent work on corporate responsibility has gained recognition: UPM has been listed as the only forestry and paper company worldwide in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. The company has been selected both as a Supersector Leader in Basic Resources sector and Forestry & Paper Sector Leader for 2012-2013 in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). UPM was chosen as an index component for both to the European and World Sustainability Index for 2012-2013.
“We are very happy that our work on corporate responsibility is recognised externally through both the Supersector Leader and the Forestry & Paper Sector Leader acknowledgments in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Continuous improvement in our environmental, social and financial performance is a fundamental part of UPM’s Biofore strategy. During the past year we have focused especially on material and resource efficiency – creating more with less is a key driver for us. I would also like to highlight our company-wide safety initiative that has been a top leadership priority”, says Jussi Pesonen, CEO, UPM.
UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. UPM consists of three Business Groups: Energy and pulp, Paper, and Engineered materials. The Group employs around 24,000 people and it has production plants in 16 countries. UPM's annual sales exceed EUR 10 billion. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki stock exchange. UPM – The Biofore Company – www.upm.com