A future beyond fossils
Wood fibres, molecules, residues and side streams are the building blocks of the future. UPM has been using them for decades to produce renewable and responsible products. We develop thinner and lighter materials, and constantly challenge ourselves by expanding into new end-use areas. We believe in a future beyond fossils.
Inspired by the limitless opportunities of bioeconomy
The bioeconomy offers new opportunities for value creation and business growth for UPM. Thanks to our global capabilities, innovativeness and strong position in the forest biomass sourcing chain, we are in a unique position in all our businesses to advance a circular economy. At the same time, we see responsibility as a requirement for long-term value creation.
Delivering renewable and responsible solutions
Our products are made of renewable raw materials and they’re recyclable. We continue to replace fossil materials in various use-cases. UPM’s sustainable and safe solutions are already changing businesses and lives around the world.
Innovating for a future beyond fossils
The bio-based forest industry is increasingly replacing fossil materials and fuels. Our innovations create value and business opportunities for an era when the world is no longer dependent on fossils.
Wood fibres, molecules, residues and side streams are the building blocks of the future.
UPM has been using them for decades to produce renewable and responsible products.
We develop thinner and lighter materials, and constantly challenge ourselves by expanding into new end-use areas.
We believe in a future beyond fossils.
The world needs a turnaround in the use of fossil raw materials.
The right direction is found in the forest. Renewable wood biomass can replace fossil-based materials in a growing number of end-uses.
Our entire business is based on sustainable forestry. We plant 100 tree seedlings every single minute. Forests clean the water, purify the air and act
as carbon sinks.
Forests guarantee our well-being. And a future beyond fossils.
The residues of today are the ingredients of tomorrow’s best sellers.
We reuse or recycle residues and side streams, and constantly develop new renewable products and solutions.
Efficiency means responsibility. It is how we create alternatives for fossil-based materials. For a future beyond fossils.
Efficiency is responsibility. This is why we want to utilise our production residues and side streams as efficiently as possible. We produce renewable diesel from crude tall oil which is a residue of pulp production.
Renewable UPM BioVerno diesel reduces tailpipe emissions significantly. More than that – it reduces up to 80% of carbon dioxide emissions during its lifecycle compared to fossil diesel. This is equivalent to removing 100,000 cars from the road every year.
UPM BioVerno diesel is produced responsibly in Finland. It leads the way to a future which is not dependent
on fossil raw materials.
The growth of global consumption drives the need to find renewable and sustainable alternatives for fossil-based raw materials.
Pulp provides them.
It is a renewable biomaterial unique in its versatility. In addition to paper, paperboard and tissue papers it can be used for creating durable and flexible, featherlight and even transparent materials. What’s more,
pulp is suitable for new applications like 3D-printing, textile fibres
and biomedical applications such as cell culturing.
Pulp is a genuine powerhouse of bioeconomy in many ways. The production of pulp generates significant useful side streams and residues for bioenergy and sustainable materials. Furthermore, pulp plays a big role in offering jobs and economic welfare for the surrounding society. And in reducing
the world’s reliance on fossil-based materials.
UPM Biofore – Beyond Fossils
As the leader of the bio-based forest industry we aim to provide solutions to the global challenges while at the same time creating value to our stakeholders. UPM is in a unique position to improve customers’ business and environmental performance and to reduce the world’s reliance on fossil-based materials.
UPM creates value by seizing the limitless potential of bioeconomy
New middle-class consumers in emerging economies and developing consumer behavior globally will create significant new demand in the coming decades. This will raise the bar for businesses when it comes to responsibility, integrity and use of resources. Answering the consumer demand growth with sustainable and safe solutions provides limitless opportunities, today and in the future.
UPM at Sijoitus - Invest fair: Jussi Pesonen
UPM's CEO Jussi Pesonen presented at the Sijoitus - Invest fair in 2018.
Our innovations stem from the forest
Well-maintained commercial forests act as a carbon sink to help mitigate the effects of climate change and provide renewable resources. We source raw material from sustainably-managed forests with legal logging operations, replant all harvested areas and uphold biodiversity.
How do we go ‘beyond fossils’? - UPM BioVerno
How do we go ‘beyond fossils’? UPM turns wood-based biomass and production residues into sustainable solutions suitable across industries. UPM BioVerno is a drop-in diesel, a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. With cleaner traffic, lower tailpipe and greenhouse gas emissions, this is what fuels the future.