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The UN recognizes UPM as one of the most sustainable companies in the world

The United Nations recognized the company as the only representative of the forestry industry and the only Finnish company in the LEAD network of the Global Compact

UMP offers renewable and responsible solutions for a future beyond fossils in six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood.

The forestry company has been recognized as one of the world’s 37 most sustainable companies by the United Nations Global Compact, the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. UPM received LEAD Participant status as the sole representative of the forestry industry and the only Finnish company. The company has had the LEAD status since 2016 already.

“As an industry leader in responsibility, we are committed to the UN’s business ambition of 1.5 ° C and science-based targets to mitigate climate change. Our products are made from renewable raw materials and are recyclable,” the company commented.

“LEAD companies represent the highest level of engagement with the UN Global Compact. More than ever before, the world needs businesses of all sizes – like the ones announced as LEAD today – that continuously work to improve their sustainability performance and take action to build a better world,” says Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact.

“Responsibility is integrated into our Biofore strategy. Our clear purpose – We create a future beyond fossils – is guiding our daily operations,” says Sami Lundgren, VP, UPM Responsibility.

“UPM has made two significant global climate commitments, UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C and The Climate Pledge by Amazon and The Global Optimism, both initiatives showing the way towards net-zero emissions,” Sami Lundgren continues.

UPM’s goal is to mitigate climate change and drive value creation through innovating novel products, committing to a 65% CO2 emission reduction and by practicing climate-positive forestry.

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