• Sustainability


New solutions to take responsibility to the next level

We aim to be part of the solution

Global megatrends and resource scarcity call for a new set of solutions. We at UPM do our part by focusing on developing renewable and responsible solutions to reduce the world’s reliance on fossil-based materials.  ​

UPM Biochemicals offers and develops innovative, sustainable and competitive wood-based chemicals for a variety of uses. Our high-quality biochemicals are derived from renewable wood originating from sustainably managed forests.


What makes our biochemicals so sustainable?

Replacing fossil raw materials

Climate neutral feedstock

Sustainable forestry


UPM is internationally recognized for corporate responsibility

For us, acting responsibly means much more than taking care of the environment. At UPM, responsibility is about protecting and creating value – protecting nature and providing smart and sustainable products and solutions. Our consistent efforts in responsibility issues have received recognition from several third parties and made us one of the industry leaders in several indices assessing responsibility from different points of view. Here are some examples. 



UPM has been listed as the forest and paper industry leader in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2019-2020.

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United Nations recognizes UPM as one of 36 Global Compact LEAD companies demonstrating world-class commitment to corporate responsibility.

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