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Stefanie Eichiner

Senior Manager, Sustainability

Making paper and growing forests – it's possible! Debunking myths, cleaning up prejudice, syncing production and sustainability, reading the signs of the times in professional networks and acting accordingly – these are my tasks in UPM Communication Papers’s sustainability team.

As forest scientist I have planted, cared for and harvested trees in the Bavarian state forest. I have researched and taught "sustainable resource management" in Germany, the United States and Indonesia. As chairwoman of the initiative Biodiversity in Good Company I aim to give companies concrete support in taking responsibility for biodiversity conservation. Be it first steps for more ecological factory sites or effective measures for the protection of species and habitats throughout the value chain.

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Peter Balle 

Manager, Sustainability

Paper is one of the most widely used everyday products in the world. It is not only a valued communications and information material but also one of the most sustainable produced materials. This should remain the case today and also tomorrow.

As a chemical engineer with expertise in environmental catalysis I have always had strong interest in environmental protection. In several positions within the area of combustion engines I worked on reducing pollution or even avoiding it completely. Another important focus of my work was and is to develop strategies for sustainable operations and the use of new energy sources, which motivated me to join the UPM Sustainability Team. In my role, I am supporting our customers in all questions they have related to sustainability and I ensure that our manifold projects will be aligned to achieve our ambitious targets.

As a board member of "Outward Bound Germany e.V." I support the organization in the field of teaching and training people, especially young people, to believe in themselves and get in touch with nature.

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Ella Vilén 

Senior Specialist, Sustainability

Responsible forestry is key to ensure sustainable forest use, conservation of biodiversity and adaptation to climate change.

My background is in sustainability consulting and assurance, and while I have experience from various industries, UPM is one of the first companies I have worked with. My academic background lies in environmental and business studies, and I consider myself as not an environmental scientist nor an economic but something in between.

My role in the team is to assist Communication Papers' customers, take actions to reach our ambitious sustainability goals and help translate our progress into clear messages.

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Daniel Bozonnet 

Manager, Sustainability 

As member of sustainability team since 10 years, my function is to support UPM Communication Papers customers with all questions linked to Corporate Social Responsibility and paper usage, from the forest plantation to the recycling of printing products, including regulation aspects.

My background is in biology and biochemistry, with my first jobs in the food industry, always with a strong interest in the environment and biodiversity.

I’ve been with UPM for over 26 years, with some experience in production, quality and product safety, ISO management systems and environment.

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