• 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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Join our stakeholder survey


Well-functioning cooperation with stakeholders is a prerequisite for success. We strive for regular dialogue with our stakeholders by listening and discussing the issues that unite us and the, expectations, aspirations and challenges they bring to us. Topical issues such as climate change, well-being of people and economic stability interest all our stakeholders, only the perspectives and priorities vary.

In your opinion, what are the building blocks of a responsible company? What kind of themes, values and corporate culture we should promote? Tell us what you think by participating in our stakeholder survey. The survey is open until the end of November. You can read about the results e.g. in our annual report in the end of February. Thank you for your feedback! 

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