UPM Our Forests

Raw material, employment, products, wellbeing and recreation from forest - responsibly.

 
Professionals working in Finnish forests

over 3 000

Number of protected sites in our Finnish forests

around 39 900

UPM's impact on the Finnish economy

2,6 billion €

Trees planted yearly in Finnish forests

over 20 million

 
 
Wood purchase agreements

20 000 per year

Buffer zones

22 000 ha

Our forests are open

24/7

Sales network on

6 continents

 
 

Point of view: Sustainability indicators for nature use must be developed

 

Check value through responsibility video

 
 

Responsibility throughout the entire value chain

We are committed to forest management and wood sourcing practices based on the principles of sustainable forest management accepted worldwide. The objective is to create long-term profitable business in an ethical and responsible manner, taking into account economic, human and social, and environmental aspects. 

Knowing the origin of the wood used is a prerequisite for responsible wood sourcing. Using our own tracing systems and certified chain-of-custody management systems we make it possible to guarantee that the origin of wood is always known, all raw materials come from legal and sustainable sources and the quantities of certified wood can be documented. In 2016, 84% of all wood and wood fibre used in UPM's production units came from certified forests.

Management category UPM rules​*) Controlled wood/Chain of Custody ​Forest certification ​UPM  Biodiversity Programme
UPM owned forests ​100% ​100% PEFCTM and/or FSC® (FSC C 109750) 100% PEFC and/or FSC ​100%
UPM managed forests as an asset management service ​100% ​100% 92% PEFC and/or FSC ​Promoted
UPM wood sourcing area ​100% ​100% Majority under PEFC and/or FSC ​Promoted
 

​*) ​ ​UPM rules can be downloaded here.

*)   Learn more about the principles of Wood Sourcing and Forestry, and our commitment to these principles

Make a virtual forest walk and see how we operate in www.upmforestlife.com

 

More with less

Our target is to reduce the environmental footprint of our operations and products throughout the value chain; from raw material sourcing, production, delivery and distribution to product use, recycling and reuse of the products.  Our goal is to get more with less in all our operations. To achieve this target, we have introduced a variety of measures, and the first results are promising. Read more

 
 
 

International recognitions

 

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