• Sustainable pulp

What is sustainable pulp?

Sustainable and renewable, recyclable and biodegradable – pulp provides a responsible alternative to fossil-based materials. At UPM Pulp, we combine economic, environmental and social factors to create a lasting impression through the value chain.




Sustainability in every fibre


Pulp is everywhere


In your home


At your work


Out and about


What is sustainable forestry?

Wood is our single most important raw material. That is why we only use wood from certified, sustainably managed forests where growth exceeds harvesting rates.


Sustainable growth in Finland

Finnish commercial forests are called semi-natural forests. They are managed with forestry methods that mimic the natural course of life of a forest.

Sustainable growth in Uruguay

Most of the wood used in our Fray Bentos pulp mill comes from the company’s own plantations. The rest is procured from private landowners.

Seedlings from modern nurseries

UPM’s three nurseries in Uruguay and in Finland grow 50+ million high quality seedlings annually to ensure forest and plantation regeneration.

100% FSC and PEFC certified Chain of Custody

All UPM-owned forests are certified and 84% of all wood and wood fibre used in UPM's production units comes from certified forests.(FSC C014719, PEFC/02-31-80)


How do we make the most sustainable pulp in the world?