People and society

For us at UPM, acting responsibly is much more than taking care of the environment. Responsible business means focusing on the health and safety of our own personnel as well as our contractors and visitors. We have an open dialogue with customers, suppliers and the surrounding communities of our paper mills. 

Our engagement with communities is founded on decades of close cooperation. In many cases the community has grown around UPM's operations over the years. We aim to be a good neighbour to the surrounding communities. Every decision counts and can make a difference.


The Papermakers

Our papers are produced by 10,000 paper professionals working at 15 modern and efficient mills in Europe and North America. Customer understanding, innovations, continuous improvement of efficiency and full utilisation of renewable raw materials are at the core of our sustainable operations.


Our safety culture

Local communities

We operate globally with local impacts, and have responsibility embedded in our strategy. That means that we must always act and behave responsibly – with no exceptions. We work closely with the surrounding communities of our paper mills and have an open dialogue with the local people. The most important impacts are related to employment – directly and indirectly, logistics, raw materials supply and tax revenues.


Responsible sourcing

Biofore Share and Care

UPM's Biofore Share and Care program reflects our commitment to building a sustainable, innovation-driven future by sharing our expertise and assets for causes we care about. Sponsorships and donations are one way we do that.

Our focus areas are: Reading & learning, engaging with communities, responsible water use and boosting bioinnovations. UPM's support can take different forms in different projects. It can be a cash contribution to support community projects, membership of community-related organisation or it can be donations of products or materials or employee volunteering or fundraising.