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Paul & Co named top supplier once againIina Koukku, UPM2016-07-05T11:00:00Z<p><strong>The German paper core supplier ranked number one for the second time running in UPM’s supplier assessments. Close collaboration between the purchaser and the supplier stabilises the product quality and delivery reliability.</strong></p><p><strong><img src="/whats-new/all-news/PublishingImages/Paul_Co.JPG" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px 5px 5px 0px;" /></strong>&#160;<em>Paper core supplier Paul &amp; Co was named top packaging supplier of 2016. Christoph Schmitt (left) and Frank Bruns holding the certificate of honour. Pictured right Paul &amp; Co Sales Manager Herbert Nowak.</em></p><p>UPM Paper ENA and Paper Asia named Paul &amp; Co, the manufacturer of paper cores with 12 plants in Europe and Asia, the top-performing packaging supplier for the second year running. <strong>Frank Bruns</strong>, Purchasing Manager at UPM, presented the certificate of honour to <strong>Christoph Schmitt</strong>, Research and Development Manager at Paul &amp; Co, at the ‘drupa’ Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany in June.</p><p>The top ranking was no big surprise to either party, but even more delightful as the high standard of last year was&#160; kept. “Paul &amp; Co is a family business with high regard for customer satisfaction. It is evident in all their departments, and the company achieved high to excellent ranking in supply chain, quality, customer service and technical support”, says Bruns.&#160;&#160; </p><p>The paper core manufacturer is very familiar with paper customers’ requirements. “Our company has two paper mills, so as paper manufacturers ourselves, we know from experience that each and every core needs to rotate in the roll machine smoothly and inconspicuously”, says Schmitt. “We have put a lot of effort into details to keep the quality of our products uniform”, he continues.</p><p>UPM conducts regular supplier assessments of their strategically important suppliers. The assessments are meant to help the suppliers to develop their work methods and optimise the collaboration. The assessments are part of UPM’s ISO 9001 quality system. “This year, all assessed packaging suppliers improved their scores”, says Bruns.</p><p>The assessments provide plenty of detailed feedback that the suppliers use in different ways. Paul &amp; Co has applied the feedback received to production, among other things. “Feedback enables us to give more credit to the employees responsible for the production of UPM’s paper cores. They are not in close contact with the customers, which is why it is important for them to hear that the product they manufacture is considered high-quality, and they can also learn what aspects they can still improve upon. This knowledge makes the employees even more persistent and determined in the work they do to manufacture products that ‘their customer’ will be satisfied with. All this brings them closer to the customer”, says Schmitt.</p><p>Text by&#58; Helen Moster</p>GP0|#dbad3779-2074-48a0-bba1-0eb989e7b754;L0|#0dbad3779-2074-48a0-bba1-0eb989e7b754|Other news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
Sale of UPM Schwedt mill to LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH finalisedRiikka Schenk, UPM2016-07-01T07:00:00Z<p>(UPM, Helsinki, 1 July 2016 at 9&#58;30 EET) – According to the agreement announced on 26 April 2016 the UPM Schwedt mill site and relevant assets have been transferred from UPM to LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH on 1 July 2016.</p><p><strong>For further information please contact&#58;</strong><br><strong> </strong>UPM Paper ENA media contact&#58;<strong> </strong>Klaus Kohler, Manager Stakeholder Relations, <a href="mailto&#58;"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"></span></a>, Tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space&#58;nowrap;">+49 821 3109-225<a title="Call&#58; +49 821 3109-225" 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; +49 821 3109-225" 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></p><p><strong>UPM, Media Relations </strong><br>9.00-16.00 EET<br> tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space&#58;nowrap;">+358 40 588 3284<a title="Call&#58; +358 40 588 3284" 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; +358 40 588 3284" 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> <br><a href="mailto&#58;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"></span></a></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin&#58;0cm 0cm 0pt;-ms-text-autospace&#58;ideograph-numeric;"><strong><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;font-size&#58;10pt;"><font color="#000000">Previous press release&#58;</font></span></strong></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin&#58;0cm 0cm 0pt;-ms-text-autospace&#58;ideograph-numeric;"><span lang="EN-GB"><a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;font-size&#58;10pt;"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0000ff">UPM sells its Schwedt mill to LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH</font></span></span></a></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>&#160;</p><p><strong>About UPM Paper ENA</strong><br>UPM Paper ENA (Europe &amp; North America) is the world’s leading producer of graphic papers, serving customers in Magazine Publishing &amp; Advertising, Merchants, Home &amp; Office, and Newspaper Publishing. A leader in sustainable and high performance papers, UPM Paper ENA’s production is located in Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Austria, and the United States. With headquarters in Germany, UPM Paper ENA employs approximately 9,500 people. To learn more about UPM Paper ENA visit&#58; <a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc"></font></span></a><br>&#160;<br><strong>About UPM</strong><br>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 Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately € 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM – The Biofore Company – <a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc"></font></span></a>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;</p><p><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Follow UPM on</span> <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Twitter</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">LinkedIn</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Facebook</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">YouTube</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Instagram</span></a></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>GP0|#726d3076-8e03-438a-b7d1-4f87dbaef030;L0|#0726d3076-8e03-438a-b7d1-4f87dbaef030|Investor news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
UPM Paper ENA revamps super-calendared paper offering for North America Riikka Schenk, UPM2016-06-24T13:00:00Z<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;</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;//"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc"></font></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;"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc"></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 awarded Most Responsible Supplier by Lyreco PolandMari Hirvi, UPM2016-06-21T13:00:00Z<p>UPM has received the Most Responsible Supplier award at the Lyreco Supplier Day in Warsaw, Poland on May 19. The decision was based on three areas of evaluation&#58; Environmental protection, social responsibility and economic success.<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Lyreco Award 2016" src="http&#58;//" style="margin&#58;10px 15px 10px 0px;" /></p><p>The more detailed criteria included evaluations of the company’s eco products and ethical guidelines and how the company implements corporate social responsibility (CSR). Also the management systems for health and safety and environment-related issues as well as CSR were evaluated. </p><p>Lyreco is one of the largest providers of office supplies, including paper, in Europe. “We are really happy that our New Future product is being noticed and we are proud that the company’s operations in these areas have been appreciated”, says<strong> Emilia Pastorczyk</strong>, Sales Manager.</p><p><strong>New Future</strong> is a range of quality, high-performance, office papers for home and office print requirements. All New Future products carry the Responsible Fibre trademark, guaranteeing that the papers’ wood raw material meets the industry’s most demanding criteria. </p><p><em>Explore the world of Responsible Fibre and read more about New Future at the </em><a href="http&#58;//"><strong><em><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Responsible Fibre website</font></span></em></strong></a><em>.</em></p>GP0|#dbad3779-2074-48a0-bba1-0eb989e7b754;L0|#0dbad3779-2074-48a0-bba1-0eb989e7b754|Other news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
UPM sets ambitious responsibility targets for 2030Tarja Sammalkorpi, UPM2016-05-27T13:00:00Z<p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http&#58;//" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px 5px 5px 0px;" />UPM has set new ambitious responsibility targets for 2030 in eleven focus areas that have been&#160; inspired by the UN sustainable development goals in economic, social and environmental dimensions and adapted to UPM activities.</p><p>These targets aim at achieving equality, mitigating climate change, developing biodiversity and last but not least, support an economy compatible with the environment.</p><p>Among the most challenging targets for 2030, let's highlight&#58;</p><ul><li>Zero process waste to landfills or to incineration without energy recovery. Over 90% of UPM's total process waste is currently recycled or recovered.</li></ul><ul><li>100 % of wood fibres used will be from certified sources. The certified fibre share in 2015 at UPM was 84 %. </li><li>30% reduction in fossil CO2 emissions from a 2008 baseline.</li><li>100 % of spend on UPM raw material to be qualified against UPM Supplier Code that includes social, ethic and environmental criteria.</li><li>All operations to have a certified OHS system by 2030</li></ul><p>The complete list of targets are presented in detail in the UPM Annual Report 2015, available in printed or digital versions. <a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank">Link »</a></p><p>​</p>GP0|#22285ad8-e805-42dd-be23-025603ed4bd3;L0|#022285ad8-e805-42dd-be23-025603ed4bd3|Story;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
The gifts of a healthy forestTarja Sammalkorpi, UPM2016-05-27T11:00:00Z<p>Sustainably managed forests don't only provide wood raw material for UPM products. They also deliver a great variety of benefits for the environment and society. A recent study conducted by UPM and with the support of the Finnish Environment Institute, SYKE, has demonstrated the positive benefits of a forest area dedicated to the produc<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http&#58;//" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" />tion of wood for pulp. </p><p>The production of one tonne of pulp requires a quantity of wood equal to about 10 trees that would grow in a forest area the size of a tennis court, e.g. an area of about 275 m². During its lifecycle of about 80 years, this area of forest also provides the following eco-services*&#58;</p><ul><li>it binds 4.000 kg of CO<sub>2</sub>, equivalent to the emissions of a car driving more than 30&#160;000 km.</li><li>it filters and purifies 8 million liters of water, e.g. enough clean water for 150 people for a year.</li><li>it preserves biodiversity&#58; 800 species – mushrooms, insects, plants and animals- directly depend on pine and spruce, tree species typically used in paper making. The majority of Finland's 20.000 forest species inhabit areas used for wood production. </li><li>it provides more than 200 kg of fruit, berries, mushrooms and meat. </li></ul><p>Sustainably managed forests also create thousands of jobs both directly or indirectly. They also have enormous recreational value and have a strong role to play in health and wellbeing.&#160; Moreover, by-products and residues from pulp production (bark, black liquor or waste such as tall oil) are further utilized by UPM to produce energy, biochemicals or renewable diesel.&#160; </p><p>The challenge of a growing population and the increasing pressure it places on the environment makes it necessary to use land in a way which brings multiple benefits and the most added value to society and environment. Sustainably managed commercial forests respond perfectly to this challenge.</p><p>In order that future generations can continue to enjoy all the gifts of a healthy forest, UPM continuously regenerates, replants and takes good care of its forests.</p><p>*Eco-services are benefits that human beings draw out of eco-systems, e.g. food, construction material, water purification, cultural and social services.</p>GP0|#22285ad8-e805-42dd-be23-025603ed4bd3;L0|#022285ad8-e805-42dd-be23-025603ed4bd3|Story;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
UPM introduces improved SCA+ paper “UPM Cat NA” for both offset and rotogravure printing applicationsRiikka Schenk, UPM2016-05-26T15:00:00Z<p>​(Naperville, US, 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.&#160; UPM Cat NA offers improved opacity and brightness characteristics, making it an excellent lower-cost alternative to lightweight coated papers.&#160; It is the perfect choice for catalogs, magazines, and high-end inserts.&#160;&#160;&#160;</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.&#160; It has been designed to maximize production efficiency for both methods by providing excellent runnabilty and printability properties.</p><p>&quot;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 specifically for the preferences of North American customers and we are excited to make this paper available to printers, publishers, retailers, and distribution partners,&quot; states <strong>Jennifer Wilkerson</strong>, Manager of Business Development and Marketing for UPM North America.</p><p><strong>For more information contact&#58;</strong></p><p>Jennifer Wilkerson,<strong> </strong><strong><a href="mailto&#58;"></a></strong></p><p><strong></strong>&#160;</p><p><strong>UPM Paper North America</strong></p><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 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; <a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank"></a></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;//" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"></span></a></p><p>Follow UPM on <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Twitter</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">LinkedIn</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Facebook</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">YouTube</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Instagram</span></a></p>GP0|#f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60;L0|#0f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60|Product news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
UPM has launched its first Responsible Fibre product: New Future office papers!Tarja Sammalkorpi, UPM2016-05-16T10:00:00Z<div><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="http&#58;//" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px 5px 5px 0px;" />The UPM Biofore story is now being delivered through the Responsible Fibre<sup>TM</sup> verification of a high performance UPM office paper range, creating a smart choice for a &quot;New Future&quot;.</p><p>New Future office papers is the first product range to carry the new Responsible Fibre<sup>TM</sup> trademark adopted by UPM. This new trademark innovatively combines UPM's environmental responsibility and social responsibility into one cohesive philosophy followed throughout the product lifecycle.</p><p>As the majority of UPM's business is based on a responsible use of fibre, this concept offers an unlimited number of opportunities to tell our Biofore story in a new way.</p><p>See the video in <a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"></span></a> <br>Pay a visit to <a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"></span></a> and learn how UPM can stand behind this trademark.</p><p><strong>For further information please contact&#58;<br></strong>Janeen Key, Marketing Manager, UPM Paper ENA, Merchants, Home &amp; Office, <a href="mailto&#58;" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"></span></a>, tel. +44 (0) 7739 82121<span></span>6&#160;<br><br>&#160;</p></div>GP0|#f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60;L0|#0f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60|Product news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
UPM Evolution series products combine good converting properties with low substanceAnni Pakkala, Tulus Oy2016-05-06T07:00:00Z<p>​UPM Evolution series products, UPM Brilliant evo and UPM Honey evo, are developed to decrease the logistics costs and to improve material efficiency. The new 45 gsm release base papers are optimized to run well with paper based face materials in roll applications such as prime and variable information labeling.</p><p>“UPM Evolution series is a frontrunner that combines good converting properties particularly with low substance. The products offer optimized yield with high density. Excellent silicone hold out and good strength properties are basic features of these papers”, says Jaakko Rautalahti, Head of Product Development, UPM Label, Pack &amp; Release.</p><p>The products are resource effective, biodegradable and made of renewable resources. They are available in FSC<sup>®</sup> and PEFC™. </p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" src="http&#58;//" alt="" style="margin&#58;30px 10px 30px 0px;" />Consistent quality, good runnability and excellent converting properties of UPM Evolution products enable to achieve&#58; </p><ul><li>Cost savings from total amount of consumed liner</li><li>Savings in transport costs, energy and water consumption</li><li>More labels per reel and higher production efficiency</li><li>Less reel changes and waste</li><li>Use renewable raw material base</li><li>Reduce carbon footprint</li></ul><p>Technical specifications can be found in <a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank">UPM Paper Online Catalogue</a>.<br><br>Technical specifications of the product can be found here&#58; <a href="http&#58;//;region=EMEA&amp;language=en-gb" target="_blank">UPM Brilliant evo</a> and <a href="http&#58;//;region=EMEA&amp;language=en-gb" target="_blank">UPM Honey evo</a>.</p><p><strong>For more information&#58;</strong><br>Jaakko Rautalahti, Head of Product Development, UPM Label, Pack &amp; Release, tel. +358405722863</p>GP0|#f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60;L0|#0f64c20de-61a7-4c91-b0a1-d50772b61b60|Product news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx
Thousands of books for refugee children Biofore Share & Care ProgrammeMartina Reuter, UPM2016-05-04T12:00:00Z<p>​<em>UPM and the Association of German Magazine Publishers (Verband Deutscher Zeitschriftenverleger, VDZ) jointly make available to the German </em><em>Reading</em><em> Foundation (Stiftung Lesen) reading and storytelling events for refugee children and their families.</em></p><p>Through its Biofore Share &amp; Care programme, UPM not only promotes the development of bioeconomy, but is also committed to the social, economic and ecological welfare of the communities close to its operations. One of our focus areas is the sponsoring of valuable activities in the education sector. Moreover, UPM's business practices meet all aspects relating to sustainable corporate governance. We are guided by the United Nations' sustainable development goals which, in addition to taking action against climate change, include ending poverty and reducing inequality. </p><p>The current influx of refugees has brought about a great awareness for these topics among people. The <strong>&quot;reading together – living together&quot;</strong> initiative that we have launched jointly with VDZ and Stiftung Lesen is designed to be a building block for equal opportunity and a good start for successful education. In this, diversity and equality play an important role for us. We aim to make a valuable contribution to the integration of refugees and, in particular, to support young people. By making reading and storytelling events available to refugee children, we want to give them pleasure and actively support their integration.</p><p>&quot;We are very happy to be a partner in the 'reading together – living together' project. Everyone has the right to education. A command of the language is an important prerequisite for this and for successful integration. Moreover, reading helps children to get to know the new world around them. I very much hope that this programme helps the integration of families who had to leave their home countries and I am confident that reading together will make a valuable contribution. Moreover it is just great to see how many volunteers get involved in the project,&quot; says <strong>Winfried Schaur</strong>, Executive Vice President, UPM Paper ENA.</p><p>Through our support, 75 reading boxes with 30 books each will be made available throughout Germany. Together with VDZ and Stiftung Lesen, we handed over the first reading boxes at the collective living quarters of Unionhilfswerk in Konrad-Wolf-Straße in Berlin's Lichtenberg neighbourhood in March. They were received with great enthusiasm. More reading boxes are scheduled to be handed over in Augsburg in the middle of May.</p><p>&#160;</p><p><strong>About UPM </strong>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 Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. 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;//" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB"></span></a></p><p>The <strong>Verband Deutscher Zeitschriftenverleger e.V</strong>. is the umbrella organisation of German Magazine Publishers. It comprises three category associations (trade press magazines, confessional magazines and consumer magazines) and five federal-state associations. Its 450 member publishers with over 3,000 magazine titles represent approximately 80% of the German magazine market. As a services organisation, VDZ offers publishers a wide range of consulting, information and other services in all areas of the magazine business (adverts, sales, digital media, legal issues, business administration, environment and paper). As a trade association, it ensures, on a German and European level, that the concerns of magazine publishers are addressed. And, as an employers' association, it negotiates wage agreements for editorial staff on behalf of its federal-state associations. Moreover, through VDZ Akademie, VDZ makes an important contribution to education and further training in the media industry. More information is available on the internet at&#58;,,, www.editorial-media,, <span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank"></a></span></p><p><strong>Stiftung Lesen</strong> supports reading competence and access to literacy for all age and populations groups across all media. An operational foundation, it works closely with partners – federal and state ministries, scientific institutions, foundations, associations and industry – to carry out research and model projects and other broad-based programmes. Hallmark initiatives include the annual &quot;National Reading Aloud Day&quot;, the &quot;World Book Day&quot; and &quot;Start to Read – Three Milestones for Reading&quot;, an early infant development programme funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research.&#160; The work of Stiftung Lesen is also supported by numerous celebrities acting as Reading Ambassadors. Founded in 1988, Stiftung Lesen is under the patronage of Germany's president, Joachim Gauck. For further information&#58; <a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"></span></a>. </p><p>&#160;</p>GP0|#dbad3779-2074-48a0-bba1-0eb989e7b754;L0|#0dbad3779-2074-48a0-bba1-0eb989e7b754|Other news;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx