Value adding, efficient and responsible Global Functions are an important part of UPM. Global functions bring professional view from their areas of expertise, enabling the businesses to succeed while navigating the complex operating environment. Read more about our biggest global functions below. In addition to the functions presented here we also employ professionals in e.g. legal, strategy, and internal audit teams.
UPM Stakeholder Relations is dedicated to stakeholder engagement and brand and reputation to safeguard UPM success. The function consists of different areas of expertise – brand and communications, responsibility, and public and media relations – and uses its combined know-how to deliver competitive advantage to UPM.
Stakeholder Relations is integrated into business decision making and supports the needs of each business. The dedicated teams within the function act as centres-of-excellence in their respective area and provide expertise for achieving both group and business related goals.
UPM’s most important stakeholders are customers, investors and financiers, employees, suppliers, local communities, authorities and key decision makers, the media and nongovernmental organisations.
UPM Finance & Control is an expert organisation committed to delivering operational efficiency and value improvement for UPM businesses and UPM Group. F&C is formed of Finance Operations, and Business Control and F&C Development.
Finance Operations delivers financial accounting, reporting and compliance at UPM. Business Control partners with UPM businesses to drive profitable growth. Development team provides enablers for improving the efficiency, effectiveness and experience of F&C service delivery.
F&C vision is to become a world class finance organisation – agile and visible, accelerating UPM’s growth and success.
UPM IT is a high-performing, innovative, process-driven community strengthened by IT professionals from suppliers.
IT ensures business continuity and improves productivity by maintaining business-critical IT services. We create value for UPM in joint business and IT digitalization efforts applying new technologies and partner ecosystems. We enable UPM transformation by developing capabilities for the changing business environment.
The success of IT is rooted in the know-how of digitalisation and emerging technologies, and competences such as enterprise architecture design, project and change management, compliance and cybersecurity.
UPM Sourcing is responsible for maintaining a supplier base that can deliver cost competitive, innovative and sustainable material and service solutions to UPM businesses globally. Sourcing function consists of proactive, business minded professionals who are experts on the supply markets. By applying sourcing expertise, business insight and supply market knowledge, Sourcing organization advances UPM businesses' profitability and growth.
Continuous development work with over 25,000 material and service suppliers ensures efficiency, transparency and responsibility of the whole supply chain. The environmental, social and economic risks are assessed globally and at supplier level. With selected suppliers, Sourcing is building strategic long-term co-operation to optimize cost and quality, not forgetting sustainability and innovation.
Human Resources (HR) proactively develops capabilities and culture that enable business success. It brings people topics to business and decision making, provides services, processes and tools for managers and employees to their daily tasks, development, rewarding and well-being at work.
HR function consists of different areas of expertise. Business HR is the HR partner for management teams, managers, and employees. Group HR creates and develops UPM wide people related concepts and processes for e.g. resourcing and safety. HR Services delivers e.g HR administrative and payroll services to all UPMers.
UPM Technology's highly motivated and innovative teams develop new products and businesses to expand UPM’s future portfolio and enhance the competitiveness of mature businesses to accelerate the company’s Biofore transformation. We create value by delivering ground-breaking solutions, fostering strategic partnerships and making smart investments on our exciting path towards a future beyond fossils.
The function has several focus areas including e.g. UPM Biochemicals, UPM Biocomposites, Advanced Analytics, Investment Management, Research and Development (R&D), as well as Technology Strategy and New Business Development covering for example UPM Biomedicals and new fiber based businesses. Moreover, UPM has three research centres globally.