UPM Kaukas

The UPM Kaukas paper mill is located in Lappeenranta, Finland, some 220 kilometers from Helsinki. Founded in 1975, the mill employs 230 people and is part of the integrated UPM Kaukas mill site - a unique bio-forestry unit that produces pulp, magazine paper, sawn timber, advanced biofuels and energy from renewable raw materials. UPM’s largest R&D centre and UPM Forest offices are also based at Kaukas.

 
 
 
 

Kaukas, Lappeenranta, Finland

Employees

230 (Paper mill)
1000 (Kaukas integrate)

Capacity

305,000 t/a

Paper products

Lightweight coated papers (LWC)

UPM Ultra, UPM Star, UPM Valor

 
 

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Mill technology & Sustainability

91 %
of the energy is coming from renewable biofuels.
0 %
Waste to landfills
80 %
FSC® or PEFC certified fibre
 

 

Bioenergy

The heat supply and most of the electricity needed for paper and pulp production are coming from the pulp mill’s chemical recovery plant and Kaukaan Voima Oy’s biofuel power plant located on the mill site. 91 % of the energy is coming from renewable biofuels.

 

Zero waste

Zero tons of waste to landfill from paper mill. All waste material from paper mill can be recycled or reused. 

 

Employment

The integrated UPM Kaukas millsite directly employed 990 staff and 180 summer employees. Indirect employment effect in region approx. 1,040 persons. Furthermore, an average of 452 workers from contractors worked at the site daily.

 

Certifications

  • EMAS – EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme 
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System Standard 
  • ISO 9001 – Quality Management System Standard 
  • ETJ+ – Energy Efficiency System 
  • OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety System Standard
  • PEFC-CH11/0831.00 (PEFC/02-31-80) Chain of Custody Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
  • FSC-SGSCH-COC-002249 (FSC® C014719) Chain of Custody – Forest Stewardship Council®

All certificates can be found from UPM’s Certificate finder 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact us

UPM Kaukas paper mill

Kaukaantie 16 (Entrance: Hyötiöntie 2)
FI-53200 Lappeenranta
Finland

Tel: +358 204 15 161
Email: info.kaukas(at)upm.com

www: www.upmpaper.com

 
 
 

Watch our video presentation of the Kaukas mill integrate

UPM Kaukas mill integrate in Lappeenranta, Finland, is a unique bio-forestry unit that produces pulp, magazine paper, sawn timber, advanced biofuels and energy from renewable raw materials. UPM’s largest R&D centre and UPM Forest offices are also based at Kaukas. Watch the video to see what we do.

UPM Kaukas integrate site (FIN)

 
 
 

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