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UPM Industry Leader with Gold Class Distinction in RobecoSAM’s sustainability assessment

Investor news 19.1.2015 11:15 EET

(UPM, Helsinki, 19 January, 2015 at 11.15 EET) - UPM has received Industry Leader position with Gold Class Distinction in the RobecoSAM’s annual Sustainability Yearbook.

The Sustainability Yearbook lists world’s sustainability leaders and ranks companies into gold, silver and bronze class on the basis of their performance in the RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). The CSA is an analysis of economic, environmental and social performance of the world's leading companies, assessing issues covering climate change strategies, supply chain standards, labor practices, corporate governance and risk management.

For each industry, the company with the highest score is named as the RobecoSAM Industry Leader. The leading company is considered to be best prepared to seize the opportunities and manage the risks deriving from economic, environmental and social developments.

“The Industry Leader with the Gold Class distinction results from our good ranking in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI),” says Päivi Salpakivi-Salomaa, Vice President, Environment and Responsibility, UPM. “We have been assessed as the industry leader in sustainability in the DJSI maintained by RobecoSAM. This is a result of our systematic work and development e.g.in the areas of resource efficiency, responsible forestry and sourcing as well as working conditions and safety,” she continues.

For more information:
Päivi Salpakivi-Salomaa, Vice President, Environment and Responsibility, UPM
Tel. +358 2041 50396

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 our customers worldwide. The group employs around 21,000 people and its annual sales are approximately € 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM – The Biofore Company – www.upm.com

RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focusing exclusively on Sustainability Investing. RobecoSAM assesses the sustainability performance of more than 2,000 companies annually and has been publishing the Sustainability Yearbook for 12 years.