Our Biofore strategy in action

UPM's focus areas, targets and performance indicators cover three areas: economic, social and environmental responsibility.

Our 2030 Targets

To guide our responsibility actions, we have defined a set of focus areas, performance indicators and targets for 2030. The target areas are economic, social and environmental and they are based on UPM’s materiality analysis. We have taken our stakeholders' varying focus areas into consideration whilst deciding what are the most material topics to our company.  In addition, our 2030 targets support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We review our 2030 targets annually and publish all results in our Annual Report. 


2030 & SDG Target-setting Time Line

Target-setting time-line

Getting better all the time

Looking back over the past decade, UPM has achieved a clear improvement in its financial performance.  We have also made rapid headway in our social and environmental performance.

2018 compared with 2008



Comparable EBIT
Comparable ROE
Net debt/EBITDA
Productivity: Sales/employee


Safety: LTAF
Employee engagement


Electricity consumption/tonne of paper
Effluent load/product
Waste to landfills
Share of certified fibre

Our Contribution to SDGs

In addition to our 2030 targets, we have identified the most relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals for our company.