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Our approach & performance

We are committed to continuously improve our sustainability performance throughout the whole value chain.

 
 

Sustainability is the foundation for value creation

As one of the the world's biggest producers of graphic paper, we realise that our future business depends on sustainability. This is why our commitment can be seen throughout the whole value chain of our products. We are constantly working to deliver sustainable solutions for our customers: whether through optimizing our production processes, using renewable energy in our mills, or ensuring the protection of biodiversity in our forests.

By focusing on sustainability today, we create lasting value that will lead to a more prosperous tomorrow.

 
Our approach strengthens our commitment to sustainable practices across the value chain, from raw material to value creation. And our performance demonstrates what we have achieved.
UPM Communication Papers Sustainability Team
 
 
 

Sustainable fresh fibre

84% of our wood is from certified sources. UPM plants 50 million trees annually.

Recycled fibre

UPM is one of the world’s leading recyclers of recovered paper in graphic paper production.

Ecolabelled products

Every UPM paper product has been awarded at least one of the World’s leading eco-labels.

Circular economy

89% of the side stream materials generated at or mills are reused and replace virgin raw materials elsewhere.

 
 
 

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External recognitions

UPM stands out globally for its achievements in corporate responsibility. We demonstrate our commitment every day to a sustainable future, and we are recognised for it. This is a source of inspiration – not only for us, but for the whole industry.

 

 

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Dow Jones Sustainability Index

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) evaluate the sustainability performance of publicly traded companies

UPM included in the DJSI for 10 years in a row 

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CDP A-list

CDP offers most comprehensive collection of self-reported environmental data in the world.

In December 2021 CDP, a global non-profit organisation, recognised us on a Forests A List for tackling deforestation, with a score A- in water security and in climate for tackling climate change. We are one of a few high-performing companies out of nearly 12,000 that were scored with an A in the forest category. In February 2022 we received a Supplier Engagement Leader position in CDP’s Supplier Engagement Rating. The rating shows how effectively companies are engaging their suppliers on climate change. Only the top 8% of companies who disclosed to the full climate questionnaire received this recognition.

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Global Compact LEAD

LEAD companies show the highest levels of engagement with the United Nations Global Compacta UN global business initiative for sustainable and socially responsible policies. 

UN recognises UPM as Compact LEAD participant 2021

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Corporate Knights

Corporate Knights is a media and investment advisory company based in Toronto, Canada, focused on promoting an economic system where prices fully incorporate social, economic and ecological costs and benefits.

UPM was ranked 22nd in the Global 100.

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Product highlights 

Are your looking for sustainable paper? The sustainability of paper is a product of many factors, from the raw materials used, the manufacturing process, energy and water use to the raw material efficiency of the product itself and its environmental footprint.

 
UPM Impresse plus C

UPM Impresse plus C

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UPM Pure

UPM Pure

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New Future Multi Neutral

New Future Multi Neutral

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Further contents and materials on the topic

 

Explore our campaign #MADEOFSUSTAINABILITY

In everything we do, we foster sustainable development as the only solid foundation for long-term value creation.

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