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Diversity and inclusion

We value diversity and strive for an inclusive culture and working environment. We respect the privacy of our employees and promote equal opportunities and objectivity in employment and career development. All UPM employees are treated as individuals regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin, or nationality, and we welcome the talent of people of various competences and backgrounds to our global team. Promoting diversity and inclusiveness at the workplace is not only the right thing to do, it is also a prerequisite for our business success.

Developing a diverse and inclusive workplace 

It is important to employ people with different competences, backgrounds and experiences and of different genders, ages and nationalities to bring together multiple views and improve decision-making and business success. UPM regularly reviews its diversity status and defines intent for each business and function. Diversity and inclusion are included in the regular management team self-assessments. Inclusive behaviour is integrated into key UPM leadership development programmes and emphasised in UPM Code of Conduct training. We are also committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace through the Finnish Diversity Charter.

Discrimination in the workplace can take many forms. We aim to develop our working environment and local conditions to ensure diverse and inclusive working environment.  Our approach to promoting diversity and inclusion includes policy commitment through our Code of Conduct and other company policies, our social responsibility targets, inclusive leadership and recruitment, and retention and development of female talent.

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Recognised by Bloomberg

In January 2019 we were selected among the 230 public companies in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) as one of the first Finnish companies. The index lists the most committed companies to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality. We acknowledge that diversity is becoming increasingly important topic for many of our stakeholders and are committed to continuously improve our reporting and show the progress of our work transparently.

68%
favourable in Diversity and Inclusion index
21%
of employees are female
61%
shop-floor employees