Choose sustainable fibre
Forest certification verifies that a particular forest area is being managed sustainably and that harvesting is legally permitted. Chain of custody tracks the use of wood from these forests all along the value chain. Together, forest certifi cation and chain of custody prove that the wood raw material used in a product is legally harvested and originates from sustainably managed forests.
The two main global forest certifi cation schemes are PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certifi cation) and FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®). Both the PEFC and FSC are international, non-profi t, non-governmental organisations dedicated to promoting legal and sustainable forest management through independent third-party certifi cation, providing assurance of the economic, social and environmental management of forests.
Currently, only 10% of the world’s forests are certified to either standard. Most of these certified forests are located in North America and Europe. Of the world’s certified forests area two-thirds is certified under PEFC and one-third under FSC.
UPM promotes all credible forest certification schemes, including the two major international schemes PEFC and FSC. A comprehensive range of FSC and PEFC certified paper products is available for you.
Recycled and fresh fibre in balance optimises the paper cycle
Recovered paper is an important raw material in paper making and ideal for use in some paper grades, especially when the recovered fi bre is available close by. However, the use of fresh fi bre is essential to a sustainable paper cycle, as wood fi bres can only be recycled a number of times before they become shortened and too weak for papermaking. UPM uses an optimal balance of fresh wood fi bre and recycled fi bre, choosing the right blend depending on the desired product quality and the location of the production facility.