Innovating a future beyond fossils
Our Biofore strategy responds to climate change in many ways
The core of our Biofore strategy revolves around replacing fossil materials with renewables, enhancing forests as carbon sinks, and continuously increasing our resource efficiency.
Below are a few examples of how our actions and products mitigate negative effects on the climate and help societies and ecosystems adapt to climate change:
Limitless opportunities with sustainable forest management
Forests can mitigate global warming while also yielding wood raw material for various uses. Our approach is to increase the forest growth through sustainable harvesting and effective regeneration practices.
- We ensure that our most important resource, wood, grows in sustainably managed forests, which act as carbon sinks;
- We support the growth of highly biodiverse ecosystems that are less vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
The use of fossil fuels is the main driver of climate change. We reduce our fossil CO2 emissions by following actions:
- We continuously increase energy efficiency in our operations;
- We enhance resource efficiency by circular bioeconomy solutions;
- We constantly increase our use of renewable, low emission energy in all our operations
Renewable, recyclable products and innovations
As bioforest industry leader we are committed to contributing to a healthy, prosperous and balanced future beyond fossils:
- We replace non-renewable materials with renewables with lowe emissions;
- We produce and develop products that genuinely act as carbon sinks;
- We innovate new products to meet future needs. Our safe, sustainable solutions are already changing businesses and lives around the world.
See what solutions we offer: Forests - Energy efficiency - Innovations
Cleaner fuels and increased energy efficiency reduce air emissions
Most of UPM’s airborne emissions result from energy generation. These emissions can be reduced through the smart choice of fuels, combustion technology and flue gas purification. See: Energy and emissions.
Carbon footprint - evaluating impact on climate change
Carbon footprint is an indicator used to measure and communicate the total amount of greenhouse gases emitted both directly and indirectly in the production and delivery of goods and services.
Raw materials, energy consumed and transportation are the main elements used to calculate the carbon footprint of a product.