We are living through the Covid -19 pandemic together with the communities all over the world. In response to the needs arising from the pandemic, our Biofore Share and Care programme has contributed to common good through sponsorships, donations, in-kind contributions and pro bono voluntary work. There are a number of local initiatives that we have been supporting during the past months and the valuable work continues.


The pandemic has witnessed a huge surge in demand for facial masks all over the world. UPM Sourcing team has worked closely together with other UPM expert teams to procure all together half a million facial masks that UPM production sites can provide for their local community free of charge. The masks can be given to local healthcare units, nursing homes or similar beneficiaries, and each UPM production site can choose whom they regard as the most deserving local recipient.

The distribution of the facial masks started in the end of June 2020. We want to share with you the stories about our local support and the journey of the masks in various countries.


Health and well-being


A summer full of face masks