A responsible member of society

 

While producing pulp, we take actions that benefit people and local communities in the present and the future.

 

We want to take an active role in improving people’s livelihoods and wellbeing. We do this by providing employment, promoting education and sustainable development, and by sponsoring activities that matter. We want to be a responsible landowner and member of society.

Booster of the local economy

Our pulp mills provide significant benefits to the whole surrounding community by creating jobs and increasing buying power, cooperating with nearby suppliers and educational institutes, and procuring wood from private landowners.

 
25 projects
promoted by the UPM Foundation
EUR 47 million
Local impact on expenditure caused by the Kaukas mill
719
Number of people employed by the Kymi mill
 

All our our mills provide detailed information about their environmental and societal impacts in annual Environmental and Social Responsibility statements that form part of our UPM-wide EMAS Statement.

 
 
 

Long-term investor

Our Biofore Share and Care programme reflects our commitment to building a sustainable, innovation-driven future by sharing our expertise and assets for causes we care about. The Biofore programme comprises three forms of support: sponsorships, donations and employee volunteering. The support can be a monetary contribution, products, materials or employee volunteering.

 
12 countries
supported with Biofore Share and Care activities
~EUR 800,000
given to support local communities
~EUR 499,000
donated to charities or other non-profit causes
170+
organisations supported
 

Promoter of education

The UPM Foundation – Fundacion UPM – promotes education and entrepreneurship through joint work with social organisations and local representatives in Uruguay. The Foundation’s objective is to promote long term development and sustainable growth of rural communities in cooperation with local stakeholders.

The Foundation’s work is carried out in collaboration with social organisations, public institutions, departmental and national authorities and other social agencies.

 
25 projects
promoted by UPM Foundation
65 communities
involved
16 NGOs
in partnership
 
1,480
training hours
1,400+
participants
 

UPM Foundation in Uruguay

 

Responsible landowner

UPM is one of the largest private forest owners in Europe and also holds significant land holdings in the US and Uruguay. We also lease land in Uruguay and manage private forests in Finland.

 

Land acquisition and possible restrictions on land and natural resource use can have adverse impacts on communities and people using the land, if not diligently managed. We also recognise that the most marginalised and vulnerable segments of the population may be disproportionally affected by land acquisition and/or natural resources use and therefore warrant special safeguards.

Responsible land tenure is in the core of UPM’s operations and evidenced by our third-party forest management certifications. We ensure that our own forestry operations and wood sourcing do not violate land tenure or land use rights of traditional or indigenous peoples groups.

 
 

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