We invest in sustainable growth and innovate for a future beyond fossils

With higher living standards and an ageing population, a growing number of urban, middle-class people are consuming more and longer. At the same time, the world is still highly dependent on fossil raw materials and energy sources that cause climate change.

Our solutions meet these challenges. Our Biofore strategy, visionary purpose and values guide and inspire us in creating a positive impact for society and value for our shareholders. They motivate us to achieve our challenging 2030 responsibility targets which at the same time contribute to many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. As a longstanding member of Global Compact initiative we comply with the ten universal principles regarding human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption.

Responsibility is at the core of everything we do

We source raw materials sustainably throughout our supply chain. We also have ambitious, science-based emission reduction targets. Our renewable and recyclable products meet the everyday needs of consumers, at the same time addressing many global challenges such as climate change and resource scarcity. All our activities on social responsibility are founded on the principle of respecting human rights.

In the end of 2022 we set a new environmental focus area specifically dedicated to enhancing biodiversity and the work continues in all areas of operations. We also participate to Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) Corporate Engagement programme to develop and test tools and methodology for setting science-based targets for nature. In 2023 we committed to setting a net-zero target based on the recommendations of the Science Based Targets initiative and in 2024 we will strongly focus on developing our net-zero approach.

 
 
 
 

Our achievements

87%
of all process waste recycled or recovered
-17%
reduction of CO2 emissions from 2022
89%
of supplier spend covered by the UPM Supplier and Third Party Code
87%
share of certified wood
 

Our commitments by 2030

1.5 °C
limiting global temperature rise
0
no coal or peat in own on-site energy generation by 2030
++
net-positive impact on biodiversity
40%
female representation in professional and managerial roles
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 
 

CDP recognizes UPM with double ‘A’ score for transparency on climate change and forests

 

UPM listed the only forest and paper industry company in the Dow Jones World and European Sustainability Indices

 
 
 

Contact us: responsibility@upm.com

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