Social responsibility

Responsibility is embedded in our strategy, and we aim to ensure that our partners, suppliers, and the communities around us benefit from our actions and presence.

 

Committed to people and communities

As part of UPM, we strive to support the sustainable development of the societies where we operate. In many locations, we are a significant employer, taxpayer and partner to local entrepreneurs, making positive contributions to the local economy. We apply several precautionary measures to mitigate and remedy potential adverse environmental and social impacts on our surrounding communities.

 

Read more about UPM’s societal impact

 

We believe in engaging in an open dialogue with all our stakeholders, from customers to authorities – not forgetting our own people. Our Code of Conduct establishes the principles of responsible behavior towards all our stakeholders.

Our global presence and growth in new business areas creates many opportunities for us to have a positive impact on people on an international scale. Focus on people is an integral part of everything we do and of our contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Read more about UPM’s 2030 targets in social responsibility

 

 

Supporting social responsibility with
the Biofore Share and Care program

Our Biofore Share and Care program reflects our commitment to building a sustainable and innovation-driven future by sharing our expertise and assets with causes we care about. The program comprises three forms of support: sponsorships, donations, and employee volunteering.

 

This is how we are building a sustainable future for our communities –
Three focus areas

 
 
 

 

Case stories –
Snippets of how our support is visible in local communities

We support causes we care about through numerous organizations. Learn more about our projects with WWF Poland, China Women’s Development Foundation, and EMBRAPA, among others.

UPM Raflatac supports MountainTrue’s Volunteer Water Information Network in Western North Carolina
News | 01/20/2021 15:00:00 | 3 min

UPM Raflatac supports MountainTrue’s Volunteer Water Information Network in Western North Carolina

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Supporting local communities with donations during Covid-19
News | 08/26/2020 06:49:01 | 2 min

Supporting local communities with donations during Covid-19

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We test, We support – Up-scaling COVID-19 testing in Poland
News | 06/08/2020 06:20:04 | 1 min

We test, We support – Up-scaling COVID-19 testing in Poland

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