We support UN’s Sustainable Development Goals


World's agenda for sustainable development

The UN Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) address the global economic, social and environmental challenges we are facing by 2030. SDGs consist of 17 goals which are composed of 169 targets.

Businesses play a crucial role in achieving the goals. It is important that every company identifies a true link between the impacts of their operations, products and solutions and the SDGs. More importantly companies need to set ambitious targets that contribute to the goals positively, either directly or indirectly.


Our commitment to the SDGs


Our commitment

We at UPM are committed to support the SDGs and have identified the goals and respective targets where we can have the biggest positive impact through our operations, products and solutions, or where we aim to minimise our negative impact. We put strong emphasis on strategic connections between our current operations and the SDG targets, and understand the business risks if the issues addressed by the SDGs are left unsolved. Sustainable and safe products play also a key role in our approach.

The GRI & UN Global Compact guideline helped us in our SDG evaluation.

Read more about our evaluation process.

Our focus goals

Biofore in action

These Biofore case stories demonstrate how global challenges become opportunities by innovating renewable and responsible solutions that create value to our stakeholders.


Want to learn more about SDGs?

All of the Sustainable Development Goals are relevant to our business, not only the ones defined. The remaining 11 concern us either indirectly or to a smaller extent. However, if we want to achieve the set goals, everyone's participation is needed. This includes governments, civil society, general public and the private sector. Find out how you can contribute to the SDGs and learn more about the 17 goals!


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