Modern plantations for sustainable eucalyptus

UPM Plantation operations

​The raw material supply for your eucalyptus pulp is in good hands.

UPM Forestal Oriental, our eucalyptus plantation forestry company in Uruguay operational since 1990, is the centre of expertise for our plantation operations.

UPM Forestal Oriental manages about 250,000 hectares of plantable land including own and Fomento partner producers' land. About 60 % of this area is planted with eucalyptus. The rest of the land is protected or is used for forestry related infrastructure, cattle grazing and other non-plantation operations. All of UPM's forest plantations are certified to FSC® and PEFCTM.

The company also operates two advanced nurseries where we have developed and propagated highly-productive, locally-adapted eucalyptus varieties as part of our tree improvement programme.

In 2005, UPM Forestal Oriental founded the Fomento Programme to engage local landowners in sustainable eucalyptus production.

Have a look at this video presenting the activities of UPM Forestal Oriental and their Fomento Programme »

Have a look at a video about the activities of UPM Forestal Orientation
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​Ensuring the source of wood

Plantation operations
​UPM plantations cover the majority of the demand for wood raw material at the UPM Fray Bentos pulp mill. The rest is purchased from independent suppliers who have been working in close cooperation with UPM Forestal Oriental for many years.
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  • Quality Management System ISO 9001
  • Environmental Management System ISO 14001
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management System OHSAS 18001
  • PEFC and FSC Chain of Custody

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UPM Forestal Oriental Annual Report

UPM Forestal Oriental - Annual Report 2016 (Spanish)