(UPM, Helsinki, 1 February 2018 at 13:30 EET) - UPM has been listed in the RobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbook 2018 with the Gold Class and Industry Mover distinctions. The company that has achieved the largest proportional improvement in its sustainability performance compared to the previous year is named the RobecoSAM Industry Mover. RobecoSAM awards companies for their excellent sustainability performance.
Aris Prepoudis, CEO, RobecoSAM: "I congratulate UPM whole heartedly for being awarded a Gold Class medal and recognized as Industry Mover in The Sustainability Yearbook 2018. The companies included in the Yearbook are the world's most sustainable companies in their industry and are moving the ESG needle in ways that will help us realise the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030."
"This award makes us at the same time extremely proud and humble," Sami Lundgren, VP, UPM Environment and Responsibility says smiling.
"We are proud of the positive steps we have taken in each area of responsibility, and are, of course, pleased that those actions have promoted us in the Gold class and especially among the Industry Movers," Sami continues.
"Our Aiming higher culture and purpose to create value by seizing the limitless potential of bioeconomy push us to work even harder," Sami says.
The UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals are strongly guiding UPM in all of its operations. As of 2016 we have been a member of UN Global Compact LEAD, which is a unique leadership platform within the UN Global Compact that strongly promotes the integration of sustainability into business strategies.
"We have a great network of the most sustainably advanced companies across geographical regions and industry sectors to discuss and share best practices with," Sami concludes.
The Sustainability Yearbook awards companies for their excellent sustainability performance as determined by their score in RobecoSAM's annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA).
Read more on the 2018 edition of RobecoSAM's The Sustainability Yearbook.
For further information please contact:
Sami Lundgren, Vice President, UPM, Environment and Responsibility, tel. +358 40 580 0910.
UPM, Media Relations
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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 Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumer demand. 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 - www.upm.com