UPM Kymi

The UPM Kymi paper mill is located in Kuusankoski, Kouvola, Finland, some 140 kilometers away from Helsinki. The paper mill was founded in 1872 and is part of the UPM Kymi integrated mill site – a versatile and energy efficient integrated mill site that produces paper, pulp and energy.


Kuusankoski, Kouvola, Finland


750 (Integrate)


705,000 t/a
2 paper machines, 1 coating machine
Sheeting lines for office papers and large graphic sheets


Printing papers (WFC & WFU)

UPM Finesse, UPM Fine

Office papers

UPM Office, New Future, KymLux, Kym Ultra, UPM Prepersonal, UPM Poste

Speciality papers

UPM Jetlabel, UPM LabelCoat prime, UPM Vellum


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Mill technology & Sustainability

22 Meur
Kymi's local tax impact, approx.
0 %
Waste to landfills
98 %
of raw materials spend qualified against UPM Supplier and Third Party Code (wood not included)



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 Kymin Voima Oy’s biofuel power plant located on the mill site. The mill site has 85% self-sufficiency in electricity and some 90% of the energy is coming from renewable biofuels.


Zero waste

Zero tons of waste at Kymi goes to landfills. Waste management & sorting processes have been optimized through organized trainings and effective information sharing among the staff.


Safe and modern place to work

UPM Kymi is kown for a safe and modern production environment, competent staff and quality products, an efficient location regarding raw materials, energy and the nearby markets, environmentally friendly production and delivery and a the high use of biofuels. 

The number of accidents resulting in sick leave for UPM personnel at the pulp and paper mill was 0 (2019 EMAS report). Over the past 10 years, the number of accidents resulting in sick leave for UPM personnel at the Kymi mill has decreased by 100%.



  • EMAS – EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme 
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System Standard 
  • ISO 9001 – Quality Management System Standard 
  • ETJ+ – Energy Efficiency System 
  • ISO 45001 – 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 Kymi paper mill 
Selluntie 1 
45700 Kuusankoski 

Tel: +358 204 15 121   
Email: info.kymi@upm.com



Watch our video presentation of the Kymi mill integrate

UPM Kymi - An integrated millsite combining pulp, paper and energy.

UPM Kymi integrate site

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Explore the Kymi impacts tool and learn more about sustainability at the integrated site

Have a look at our "Kymi impacts" site and explore the various aspects of bioeconomy and responsibility at our fully integrated millsite.

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