Sustainable by design

We aim to continuously reduce the environmental impacts of our paper products throughout their whole lifecycle.

Our papers are:

  • made of renewable raw material
  • recyclable and biodegradable
  • produced using bioenergy where possible

Life-cycle sustainability is all about well-managed paper production. This is why we invest in maintenance and process improvements to continually optimise the environmental performance of our paper mills.

Our mills use the best available techniques (BAT) to ensure efficient and sustainable production of paper. We use raw materials, energy and water as efficiently as possible, and strive to minimise our air and water emissions. We have all the required management systems in place to continuously improve the production of safe, high-quality paper.

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​Resource efficiency - UPM's cornerstone

More with Biofore describes how UPM aims to create more with less in all its operations. Have a look at the development we have achieved over the last ten years. Want to learn more about what makes our paper so sustainable throughout its lifecycle?  Read more »

Resource efficiency development at the UPM Paper ENA mills

UPM is cont​inuously striving for more efficient use of resources in paper production. Check out what our UPM Paper ENA mills have achieved over the last 15 years:

Augsburg, GermanyJämsänkoski, Finland​Rauma, Finland
Blandin, USA​Kaipola, FinlandSchongau, Germany
Caledonian, UK​Kaukas, FinlandShotton, UK
Chapelle Darblay, FranceKymi, Finland​Steyrermühl, Austria​
​Ettringen, Germany​Nordland, Germany
​Hürth, Germany​Plattling, Germany​
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​Watch the video!

The journey towards a sustainable, innovation-driven future. ‘More with Biofore’ means less waste, less water usage, less energy usage and fewer raw materials.

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​Our paper mills: environmental statements (EMAS)

All of UPM’s European paper mills and the Changshu paper mill in China are registered with the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), a voluntary environmental management system for companies and other organisations for improving, evaluating and reporting on their environmental performance on an annual basis.

Mill reports 2015:

​Augsburg, Germany​E​N, DE​Kymi, FinlandEN, FI​
​Blandin, USA​EN​Nordland, Germany​EN, DE
​Caledonian, UK​EN​Plattling, GermanyEN, DE
​Changshu, ChinaEN, CHN​Rauma, FinlandEN, FI
​Chapelle Darblay, FranceEN, FR​​​​Schongau, Germany​EN, DE
​Ettringen, GermanyEN, DE​S​​chwedt, GermanyEN, DE
​Hürth, GermanyEN, DE​Shotton, UK​EN
​Jämsä River Mills, FinlandEN, FI​Steyrermühl, Austria​EN, DE
​Kaukas, FinlandEN, FI​Tervasaari, Finland​​EN, FI
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​Clean Run supports environmental performance and awareness

​The Clean Run initiative aims to lessen the environmental impact of all UPM operations. The goal is to significantly improve the current level of environmental performance and awareness, including better risk management.

The campaign has been visible in the pulp and paper mills since 2011, and has become a proactive way of managing environmental operations at mills. Systematic reporting and follow-up of environmental deviations, including reporting of environmental observations, are in active use at all pulp and paper mills.

Together with improved information sharing, Clean Run audits have helped to identify development issues and related best practices. With all of the actions taken, the “Clean Run Way of Thinking” is starting to become part of daily routines.

Clean production supports


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