• Responsibility

Value from responsibility

Responsible business conduct is a solid foundation for long-term value creation. Thanks to our global capabilities, innovativeness and strong position in the forest biomass sourcing, we are in a unique position to advance circular economy and to take the world towards a future beyond fossils.


Our Biofore strategy responds to megatrends that shake the future of the whole globe

+2 billion middle-class consumers who move to cities and expect higher living standards set the bar high for the industries who provide products and services. All this can happen unconditionally by responsible use of natural resources and by conducting business responsibly.

The Biofore strategy is our response. It motivates us to achieve our challenging 2030 responsibility targets which at the same time contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN Global Compact. As a longstanding member of Global Compact initiative and also as a Global Compact LEAD company since 2016 we comply with the United Nations ten universal principles regarding human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption.

Sustainability is the only solid foundation for long term value creation

We are challenged by ever increasing resource scarcity, climate change, tightening regulation and requirements by conscious consumers. We all share the same thinking; sustainability is the only solid foundation to build business on. 

The cornerstones of our responsible business conduct are sustainable land use, carbon neutral climate solutions and  innovations.



Our business is based on the continuous growth of forests and the long-term availability of wood. A sustainable use of forests enables us to continue to create new sustainable products and solutions. This also guarantees the benefits that forests provide to the climate, environment, and society, for generations to come.



Resources are scarce globally – we need more renewable solutions and recycling. By increasing the forest growth and decreasing the use of fossil fuels we can mitigate the climate change and develop sustainable and safe solutions for the future.




Our innovations create value and business opportunities for an era when the world is no longer dependent on fossils. We aim to replace non-renewable materials with renewable, recyclable and low-impact alternatives - the main drivers for bioeconomy.


Our achievements

Of total process waste recycled or recovered
Employee engagement index favourable
Of sales eligible for ecolabelling
Share of certified wood

We walk the talk

Our Aiming Higher culture ensures that we embrace the full potential of responsibility in our everyday operations. Walking the talk energises us. Get your share of this energy through these examples.


UPM commits to UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C to mitigate climate change


CDP recognises UPM with an exceptional AAA leadership position for its environmental performance


United Nations recognises UPM as one of 36 Global Compact LEAD companies


Contact us: responsibility@upm.com

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