Proven responsibility

Our performance and consistent work on corporate responsibility has been recognised by several external parties and has made us one of the industry leaders in several indices assessing responsibility. Watch the video »

We believe in transparent reporting and in third party verification of our actions and products. But what’s in it for you?

By using the most uniform and widely-accepted standards and certifications, we make it easy for you to assess and rate us. We base our operations on trust and believe that third party recognition is the most reliable proof of that. You are able to transfer our proven performance to your own sustainable and safe production
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Forest certifications and ecolabel approvals

​We promote all credible forest certification schemes and relevant third party ecolabels worldwide. UPM pulps are available as PEFCTM or FSC® certified on customer request and subject to availability. Our pulps also have the approval for the use in EU Ecolabel and Nordic Ecolabel papers. You can find our PEFC and FSC Chain of Custody certificates, from our Certificate Finder.
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Verified and transparent information about our products and mills

​All our pulp mills are certified to ISO14001 and to the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). According to requirements of EMAS, an Environmental Statement is published for each pulp mill together with the corporate statement. We also publish third party verified Environmental Product Declarations and Carbon Footprint Information for pulp.

UPM includes sustainability reporting in the third party assured Annual Report which follows the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) framework.

You can find all these above mentioned declarations, statements and reports on this page under Downloads. If you are looking for a specific certificate, you can find it from our Certificate Finder.


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UPM's global recognition

For the past few years UPM’s outstanding performance and consistent work on corporate responsibility has been recognised by several external international parties. Here are some examples.

United Nations Global Compact LEAD

As of 1 January 2016 UPM has been a member of UN Global Compact LEAD. UPM is the first forest industry company and also the first Finnish company ever having received an invitation to LEAD.

Global Compact LEAD is a unique leadership platform within the United Nations Global Compact that strongly promotes the integration of sustainability into business strategies. At the moment the 50 most sustainably advanced companies across geographical regions and industry sectors have been invited to LEAD.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

UPM has retained the industry leader position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index for the fifth time in a row for 2016-2017.

Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

UPM is ranked on the 25th place in the list of 100 most sustainable corporations by Corporate Knights, the Canadian-based media and research company. UPM is the only company in the Paper and Forest Products category.

The CDP Nordic Climate Disclosure Leadership Index

UPM achieved top position on the Nordic Disclosure Leadership Index 2015 (CDLI) for the high quality of its climate change related information. UPM’s score was 99 out of 100. This is already the 7th time in a row that UPM is listed on the CDLI.

UPM forest management practises recognised by FAO

In 2015, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recognised UPM for its exemplary forest management practices in Uruguay.

Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 Index

UPM is integrated to Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 Index in 2015. The index distinguishes the 120 companies in Europe with the most advanced corporate responsibility performance.
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​All major certificates available:
PEFC CoC, FSC CoC, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, EMAS, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22000, ISO 50001, EES+ etc. They can be found through our Certificate Finder »

Environmental Product Declarations and Carbon Footprint Information

The reports can be found in our Certificate Finder »

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 Link to UPM Annual Report

 Read more about UPM’s recognitions on the corporate website: