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UPM's Zero Solid Waste to Landfill initiative wins the Midwest Regional Sustainability Award in the USMarsha Miller2017-04-24T03:00:00ZUPM's Zero Solid Waste to Landfill initiative received the Gold Award in the Midwest Region Sustainability competition challenged by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Chicago. According to the panel of judges, UPM's initiative stands out as an excellent example highlighting Supply Managers' responsibility to lead, drive and influence sustainability initiatives within an organization. <p class="hugin" style="clear&#58;both;"><img align="left" class="hugin" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2097690/116945.jpg" hspace="12" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px 5px 5px 0px;width&#58;183px;" />UPM's Zero Solid Waste to Landfill initiative, launched in 2016<strong>,</strong> is one of the ways in which UPM contributes to the United Nations sustainable development goals for the year 2030. The initiative focuses on five of the most challenging production side streams to recycle, starting in UPM's home country, Finland. The waste fractions are ash, sludge, sandy bark, dregs and mixed waste. The project's main goal is creating a permanent and scalable operational model around the existing forms of recycling and reuse of these challenging side streams, but it also looks into finding completely new, innovative ways to recycle and reuse the solid waste that has previously ended up in landfills. At UPM approximately 90 per cent of production waste is already today recycled or reused. Before initiating this project, UPM already had zero solid waste to landfill operations at its mills in Austria and Germany.</p><p class="hugin">&quot;UPM achieved both waste and cost savings from their Zero Solid Waste to Landfill efforts, showing how significant progress can be made to simultaneously reduce cost and support sustainable initiatives,&quot; says <strong>Scott Daniels</strong>, ISM Chicago Sustainability Chair.</p><p class="hugin">&quot;We are very impressed that our initiative was so highly recognized,&quot; says <strong>Jennifer Wilkerson,</strong> Director, Business Development and Marketing, UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America). &quot;The excellent results so far in the Zero Solid Waste to Landfill Initiative is, of course, a result of active networking both internally and with external partners,&quot; Jennifer tells.</p><p class="hugin">UPM's comprehensive side stream based product portfolio includes already, for example<br class="hugin">- Renewable diesel and naphtha from tall oil, a residue from company's pulp production<br class="hugin">- Biocomposites from recycled paper and plastic which is manufacturing surplus from company's self-adhesive label materials production<br class="hugin">- Recycled nutrients from side stream ash and sludge<br class="hugin">- Soil stabilisation products out of dregs and ash <br class="hugin">- Geopolymers and concrete binders from dregs and ash<br class="hugin">- Forest fertilisers and alkaline replacements out of ash from biomass incineration<br class="hugin">- Biogas out of primary and bio sludge<br class="hugin">- Wood waste side streams to composting and substrates</p><p class="hugin">A million tonnes of UPM paper is used in the United States annually. UPM has a paper mill in Minnesota and 700&#160;000 tonnes of UPM paper is delivered every year from Europe.</p><p class="hugin"><strong>For further information please contact&#58;</strong><br class="hugin">Pekka Ståhlberg, Director, Business Support, UPM Biorefining, tel. +358 50&#160;366 3434<br class="hugin">Jennifer Wilkerson, Director, Business Development and Marketing, UPM Paper ENA, tel. +1&#160;630&#160;947 3019</p><p class="hugin">To read more about UPM's responsibility approach, please visit www.upm.com &gt; <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Responsibility/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Responsibility</font></span></a>. Also, see a series of articles about the project on upmbiofore.com&#58; <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/upm/the-best-way-of-disposing-mixed-waste-is-minimising-its-production/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/upm/the-best-way-of-disposing-mixed-waste-is-minimising-its-production/</font></span></a> </p><p class="hugin"><strong>UPM Paper ENA</strong><br class="hugin">UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) is the world's leading producer of graphic papers, offering an extensive product range for advertising and publishing as well as home and office uses. The high performing papers and service concepts of UPM add value to our customers' businesses, while actively fulfilling demanding environmental and social responsibility criteria. With headquarters in Germany, UPM Paper ENA employs approximately 8,000 people. To learn more about UPM Paper ENA visit&#58; <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upmpaper.com/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">www.upmpaper.com</font></span></a></p><p class="hugin">Follow UPM Paper ENA &#160;on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.twitter.com/UPM_Papers" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Twitter</font></span></a></p><p class="hugin"><strong>UPM</strong><br class="hugin">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,300 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">www.upm.com</font></span></a></p><p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Twitter</font></span></a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">LinkedIn</font></span></a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Facebook</font></span></a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">YouTube</font></span></a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Instagram</font></span></a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.fi/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">upmbiofore.com</font></span></a></p>GP0|#80f66fc0-c60d-4e2c-a1ed-b7e454bfdf4d;L0|#080f66fc0-c60d-4e2c-a1ed-b7e454bfdf4d|Press release;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
Interim report 3rd quarter Performance improvement continued into second half of 2016 excellent seasonally strong Q3 v7576772016-10-27T05:00:00Z<p class="hugin">UPM-Kymmene Corporation&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Stock Exchange Release&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; 25 October 2016 at 9&#58;30 EET</p><p class="hugin"><strong>Interim report Q3/2016&#58; </strong></p><p class="hugin"><strong>Performance improvement continued into second half of 2016 - excellent, seasonally strong Q3 </strong></p><p class="hugin"><strong>Q3 2016 highlights</strong></p><ul class="hugin"><li class="hugin"><div class="hugin">Comparable EBIT increased by 31% to EUR 314 million (240 million).</div></li><li class="hugin"><div class="hugin">Growth projects contributed significantly to earnings, driving delivery growth in UPM Biorefining, UPM Raflatac and UPM Specialty Papers.</div></li><li class="hugin"><div class="hugin">UPM Paper ENA results were seasonally strong, with high operational efficiency and exceptionally low fixed costs.</div></li><li class="hugin"><div class="hugin">Cost-efficiency measures continued on a strong track.</div></li><li class="hugin"><div class="hugin">Record strong operating cash flow at EUR 506 million (363 million).</div></li></ul><p>&#160;<br><a href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/Pages/Interim-report-Q32016-Performance-improvement-continued-into-second-half-of-2016-001-Tue-25-Oct-2016-09-33.aspx" target="_blank">Read more »</a></p>GP0|#1fc88d79-8503-4ee7-bdc7-45a589d84d88;L0|#01fc88d79-8503-4ee7-bdc7-45a589d84d88|Local news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
UPM Paper ENA revamps super-calendared paper offering for North AmericaMarsha Miller2016-06-24T03:00:00Z<p>(Naperville, IL, June 24, 2016)&#160; UPM Paper ENA announces the expansion of SC products and basis weights available from its European mills specifically designed for the needs of the North American marketplace.&#160; </p><p>UPM has expanded the offering of low basis weights in SCA and SCA+ papers from its European mills.&#160; UPM Cat NA now includes 26 lb. in both offset and rotogravure, while the UPM Max G and UPM Max H product lines have been broadened to include 28 lb. and 30 lb.&#160; In addition, U.S. basis weights are now available in UPM Smart, a high-bright SCA++ paper that offers an excellent cost-savings alternative to lightweight coated papers.</p><p>All UPM SC papers are made at multiple mills to offer supply security and are available with PEFC or FSC certification.</p><p><strong>UPM Paper North America<br></strong>UPM Paper in North America provides a wide variety of printing paper options for magazines, catalogs, inserts, high-end advertising, direct mail, and more. We serve printer, distribution, and end-use customers from 16 modern paper mills located across Europe and the United States. Our extensive logistics infrastructure provides dependable importing, warehousing, and transportation to achieve exceptional on-time delivery. To learn more visit&#58; upm.com/na</p><p><strong>UPM</strong> leads the way in reforming bio and forest industries. We are building a sustainable future in six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve a global base of customers. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately&#160;EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">www.upm.com</span></a></p><p>&#160;Contact&#58; Jennifer Wilkerson (<span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space&#58;nowrap;">443-394-7904<a title="Call&#58; 443-394-7904" href="/about-upm-paper/upm-in-north-america/north-american-news/Pages/UPM-introduces-improved-SCA-paper-UPM-Cat-NA-for-both-offset-and-rotogravure-printing-applications.aspx#" style="margin&#58;0px;border&#58;currentcolor;left&#58;0px;top&#58;0px;width&#58;16px;height&#58;16px;right&#58;0px;bottom&#58;0px;overflow&#58;hidden;vertical-align&#58;middle;float&#58;none;display&#58;inline;white-space&#58;nowrap;"></a></span>) <a href="mailto&#58;jennifer.s.wilkerson@upm.com"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">jennifer.s.wilkerson@upm.com</font></span></a></p>GP0|#80f66fc0-c60d-4e2c-a1ed-b7e454bfdf4d;L0|#080f66fc0-c60d-4e2c-a1ed-b7e454bfdf4d|Press release;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
UPM introduces improved SCA+ paper “UPM Cat NA” for both offset and rotogravure printing applicationsMarsha Miller2016-05-19T07:00:00Z<p>(Naperville, IL, May 19, 2016) UPM Paper ENA proudly introduces UPM Cat NA, a publication paper specially designed to meet the demanding needs of the North American printing market. UPM Cat NA offers improved opacity and brightness characteristics, making it an excellent lower-cost alternative to lightweight coated papers. It is the perfect choice for catalogs, magazines, and high-end inserts. </p><p>UPM Cat NA is available in a wide range of basis weights, from 26-lb. to 34-lb. in both heatset web offset and rotogravure printing. It has been designed to maximize production efficiency for both methods by providing excellent runnabilty and printability properties.</p><p>“UPM Cat NA pushes the envelope in terms of maximizing both brightness and opacity in low basis weights while achieving outstanding runnability. We designed this paper&#160;based upon customer&#160;preferences&#160;and we are excited to make this paper available to printers, publishers, retailers, and distribution partners,” states Jennifer Wilkerson, Manager of Business Development and Marketing for UPM North America.</p><p>###</p><h3>UPM Paper North America</h3><p>UPM Paper in North America provides a wide variety of printing paper options for magazines, catalogs, inserts, high-end advertising, direct mail, and more. ​ ​We serve printer, distribution, and end-use customers from 17 modern paper mills located across Europe and the United States. Our extensive logistics infrastructure provides dependable importing, warehousing, and transportation to achieve exceptional on-time delivery. To learn more visit&#58; <a href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/na">upm.com/na</a></p><p>UPM leads the way in reforming bio and forest industries. We are building a sustainable future in six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve a global base of customers. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/">www.upm.com</a> </p><p>&#160;</p><p>Contact&#58; Jennifer Wilkerson (<span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space&#58;nowrap;">443-394-7904<a title="Call&#58; 443-394-7904" href="#" style="margin&#58;0px;border&#58;currentcolor;left&#58;0px;top&#58;0px;width&#58;16px;height&#58;16px;right&#58;0px;bottom&#58;0px;overflow&#58;hidden;vertical-align&#58;middle;float&#58;none;display&#58;inline;white-space&#58;nowrap;position&#58;static !important;"><img title="Call&#58; 443-394-7904" alt="" style="margin&#58;0px;border&#58;currentcolor;left&#58;0px;top&#58;0px;width&#58;16px;height&#58;16px;right&#58;0px;bottom&#58;0px;overflow&#58;hidden;vertical-align&#58;middle;float&#58;none;display&#58;inline;white-space&#58;nowrap;position&#58;static !important;" /></a></span>) <a href="mailto&#58;jennifer.s.wilkerson@upm.com">jennifer.s.wilkerson@upm.com</a></p><p>Follow UPM on <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter </a>| <a href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></p><p>&#160;</p><p>&#160;</p>GP0|#80f66fc0-c60d-4e2c-a1ed-b7e454bfdf4d;L0|#080f66fc0-c60d-4e2c-a1ed-b7e454bfdf4d|Press release;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx