Industrial safety is the cornerstone of all operations and part of our daily work at the UPM biorefinery in Lappeenranta, southeast Finland. In addition to general occupational health and safety, all employees must individually appreciate the impact of their actions on the environment, and on themselves, their colleagues and the overall process.
There are clear reasons for this. Liquids flow through the pipes of a biorefinery at high temperatures and pressures when we manufacture renewable fuels from tall oil.Improving occupational health and safety has been one of the most important human resources objectives of UPM over the last five years, and this trend will also continue in the future. Standards introduced in 2017 will establish a dependable foundation for safety culture throughout the company.
The highly competent and skilled staff in Lappeenranta ensured an excellent standard of safety performance from the very first day of commercial operations at the biorefinery.