Safe and healthy working environment

Ensuring the safety and health of our employees, contractors and the local communities close to our operations

Our social responsibility 2030 targets focus on diversity and inclusion, safe and healthy working environment, learning and development, fair rewarding as well as responsible leadership and community involvement. Our proactive safety culture is based on our values, the UPM Code of Conduct and UPM Safety Rules.

 

 

Safe and healthy working environment KPI Contribution to the SDGs 2030 target 2022 results

Fatalities or serious accidents in UPM
operations

SDG Target 8.8

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0 (continuous)

3 fatal accidents, 5 serious accidents

Total recordable injury frequency (TRIF),
including contractors

SDG Target 8.8

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<2

TRIF 6.4 for UPM workforce and 5.9 including contractors

Process safety integrated in safety
management

SDG Target 8.8

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All sites and businesses

Process safety standard published

Employees’ sense of worklife balance

SDG Target 3.4

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Among the top 10% of benchmark
companies

In the Employee Engagement Survey average score of 70. Below top 10% benchmark
companies by 7 points.

Absenteeism rate

SDG Target 8.8

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<2%

4.5%

 

 

 

Safe and healthy working environment targets Contribution to the SDGs 2021 results

No fatalities or serious accidents

SDG Target 8.8

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No fatal accidents, 3 serious accidents

New target: Total recordable injury frequency (TRIF) <2 by 2030, including contractors

SDG Target 8.8

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TRIF 6.3 for UPM workforce and 7.2  including contractors

Old target: Continuous improvement in safety: Lost time accident frequency (LTAF) <1 and Total recordable injury frequency (TRIF) <2 levels permanently reached (including contractors)

SDG Target 8.8

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This target has been replaced with the one above to put emphasis on TRIF as most relevant indicator for safety incidents.

New target: Process safety development programme implemented at all UPM sites and businesses by 2030

SDG Target 8.8

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First follow-up on this target will be available for 2022.

Old target: All operations have certified OHS system by 2030

SDG Target 8.8

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ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety certification continued. In 2021, UPM Raflatac and UPM Timber businesses received their certifications in addition to the previously certified paper and pulp businesses. As this 2030 target on OHS management system is almost achieved, we replaced it with a new target on process safety in 2021. See above target.

New target: UPM is among top 10% companies on employees’ sense of work life balance by 2030

SDG Target 3.4

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First follow-up on this target will be available for 2022.

Old target: Health Promotion Programme is in use at all UPM sites and businesses by 2030

SDG Targets 3.4 & 3.5

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This target has been replaced with the one above. With the new target emphasis is put on the impact of health-related measures.

Absenteeism rate <2% in all organisations by 2030

SDG Target 8.8

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The absenteeism rate was 4.1%

 

 

 

Working conditions targets Contribution to the SDGs 2020 results

No fatalities or serious accidents in UPM operations

SDG Target 8.8

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No fatal accidents, 2 serious accidents.

Continuous improvement in safety: Lost time accident frequency (LTAF) <1 and Total recordable injury frequency (TRIF) <2 levels permanently reached (including contractors)

SDG Target 8.8

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LTAF was 2.8 for UPM workforce and 3.5 incl. contractors, TRIF was 5.3 for UPM workforce and 6.2 incl. contractors

All operations have certified OHS system by 2030

SDG Target 8.8

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All production sites have an OHS management system in place. 47% of the sites have external certification of their OHS system.

Health Promotion Programme is in use at all UPM sites and businesses by 2030

SDG Targets 3.4 & 3.5

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A majority of the sites with Health Promotion initiatives

Absenteeism rate <2% in all organisations by 2030

SDG Target 8.8

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The absenteeism rate was 3.9%

 

 
 
 

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