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UPM Biofuels wins the Bioenergy Industry Leadership award in the 2017 Platts Global Energy AwardsSystem Account2017-12-08T10:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 8 December 2017 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM Biofuels was chosen as the Bioenergy Industry Leader at the 2017 Platts Global Energy Awards - often described as the Oscars of the energy industry. The competition was arranged by S&amp;P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of market information and benchmark prices for commodities in the energy sector.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM Biofuels was nominated for its wood-based low emission advanced UPM BioVerno biofuels, and its one-of-a-kind commercial scale biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland. The choice was made among energy companies from nearly 30 countries representing four continents, including some of the world's leading energy giants.</p> <p class="hugin">In the Industry Leader Award Bioenergy category, all finalists were innovative operators developing sustainable bioenergy solutions. The independent panel of judges was impressed by UPM Biofuels' innovativeness, leadership and operational excellence as well as its ability to minimise undesirable environmental impacts. The winner of the bioenergy leadership award was picked from a total of six finalists&#58; DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Praj Industries, Propel Fuels, Targray, Alcol Biotech and UPM Biofuels.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;It's a great honour to receive this recognition of leadership in the bioenergy industry from the S&amp;P Global Platts organisation, which is highly valued in the energy industry. It gives credit to the whole UPM Biofuels team that has managed to make significant progress in sustainable advanced biofuels,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Sari Mannonen</b>, Vice President of UPM Biofuels.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="353" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2154842/124392.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">UPM's Sari Mannonen (2<sup class="hugin" style="vertical-align&#58;text-top;font-size&#58;0.8em;">nd</sup> from right) received the Bioenergy Industry Leader Award from Platts representatives in New York.</i></p> <p class="hugin">UPM Biofuels won praise for its commitment to sustainability and ability to utilise forest industry residue as a raw material for its advanced biofuels production. Using wood-based residues as raw material to produce sustainable drop-in biofuels is a fast track solution for reducing greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions from transportation.</p> <p class="hugin">The Global Energy Awards are now in their 19<sup class="hugin" style="vertical-align&#58;text-top;font-size&#58;0.8em;">th</sup> year recognising top performers, industry leaders and innovators in the energy industry. The award ceremony took place in New York on December 7, 2017.</p> <p class="hugin">Read more about the Platts Global Energy Award at <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//geaweb.platts.com/" target="_blank">http&#58;//geaweb.platts.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sari Mannonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels, tel. +358 45 265 1345</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" border="0" class="hugin" height="202" id="Picture 3" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2154842/124393.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,300 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM supports schooling opportunities of young people at risk of social exclusionSystem Account2017-11-20T11:30:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 20 November 2017 at 11.30 EET) -UPM supports young people whose secondary education is at risk due to the family's low income through Eväitä Elämälle programme by Save the Children organisation. UPM's support is targeted at buying learning materials so that young people can continue their studies regardless of the family's financial situation. The study materials aid will be directed to the local associations of the Save the Children organisation.</p> <p class="hugin">In Finland, 15 per cent of young people have not completed upper secondary education by the age of 25. Nearly half of the young people without qualification or education have had to cut or drop their studies due to lack of money. The costs of upper secondary education are caused by learning materials in particular. Study materials aid is provided for the textbooks and other materials, such as work equipment, used at secondary schools and vocational institutions. The goal is that the beneficiaries can complete a matriculation examination or a vocational qualification.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;As a sponsor of Eväitä Elämälle programme we are promoting equality and inclusion among young people as well as increasing their opportunities to build future in their chosen studies. This is important for the young themselves but also for society as a whole and for its wellbeing, &quot;says <b class="hugin">Pirkko Harrela</b>, Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations at UPM.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Under the Eväitä Elämälle programme, 1,458 children from low-income families received aid for learning materials and hobbies from Save the Children last year. Our recent study shows clearly that the schooling costs are a problem for many. Nearly 60 per cent of the respondents felt that the costs of secondary education have caused them or their families financial challenges,&quot;says <b class="hugin">Hanna Markkula-Kivisilta</b>, Secretary General from Save the Children Finland.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM's societal engagement activities are closely connected to our Biofore strategy and responsibility targets. UPM focuses on projects that are relevant to both UPM's business and responsibility goals. The focus areas of UPM's Biofore Share and Care programme are&#58; Reading &amp; Learning, Engaging with communities, Responsible water use and Boosting bioinnovations. Read more on Biofore Share and Care programme on UPM <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Responsibility/people-society/sponsorships-donations/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">website</a>.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Pirkko Harrela, EVP, Stakeholder Relations, UPM, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;pirkko.harrela@upm.com" target="_blank">pirkko.harrela@upm.com</a>, tel. +358 2041 50588<br class="hugin">Hanna Markkula-Kivisilta, Secretary General, Save the Children Finland, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;hanna.markkula-kivisilta@pelastakaalapset.fi" target="_blank">hanna.markkula-kivisilta@pelastakaalapset.fi</a>, tel. +358 50 462 1148</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Save the Children Finland</b><br class="hugin">Save the Children Finland is a politically and religiously independent non-governmental organization founded in 1922, which fights for children's rights in order to immediately and permanently improve children's lives in Finland and all over the world. Save the Children Finland is part of the Save the Children organization, which operates in over 100 countries to improve children's lives. Our vision is a world where every child has the right to live, to be protected, to develop and to participate. Our mission is to improve the way children are treated and to immediately and permanently improve children's lives. Additional information&#58; <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.pelastakaalapset.fi" target="_blank">www.pelastakaalapset.fi</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,300 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM receives an A score for CDP's Water and Forests ProgramsKristiina Stenman, UPM2017-10-25T11:00:00Z<p>​(UPM, Helsinki, 25 October 2017 at 09.30 EET) - UPM has been positioned on this year's A List for water and forests by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform. CDP's A List comprises companies from around the world that have been identified as leading in their efforts and actions to combat environmental risk in the past CDP reporting year. Of the companies that submitted information, UPM is one of the only four companies to score an A on both water and forests.<br><br>&quot;UPM is committed to the internationally accepted principles of sustainable forest management and to minimise the negative impacts of its operations on water resources,&quot; says <strong>Tuomas Niemi</strong>, Manager, UPM Environment and Responsibility. <br> <br>&quot;We aim to maximise our total contribution to society by creating long-term profitable business with responsible practises embedded into our operations and value-chain&quot;, Niemi continues. <br> <br>&quot;Congratulations to all the companies that made it onto the A List this year. It's inspiring to see so many taking bold action to mitigate environmental risks and grasp the opportunities that come with the transition to a sustainable economy. These companies are driving the transition as we approach a tipping point on environmental action&quot;, says Paul Dickinson, Executive Chair, CDP.<br> <br>CDP publishes A-D scores across climate, water and forests for over 3,000 major corporates, with the leaders celebrated on the A List. <br> <br>This is the first year that CDP has announced company scores across all three areas simultaneously, reflecting a holistic approach to corporate sustainability. Thousands of companies submit annual environmental disclosures to CDP for independent assessment at the request of 827 investors with assets of over US$100 trillion.<br> <br>The A-List and full company scores are available on CDP's website&#58; <a href="https&#58;//www.cdp.net/en/scores-2017">https&#58;//www.cdp.net/en/scores-2017</a></p><p><strong>For further information please contact&#58;</strong><br><strong>Tuomas Niemi</strong>, Manager, Standards, UPM, Environment and Responsibility, tel. +358 40 7388 137<br> <br><strong>UPM, Media Relations </strong><br>9.00-16.00 EET<br>tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br><a href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com">media@upm.com</a><br><br> <br><strong>About UPM</strong><br>Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,300 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/">www.upm.com</a><br>&#160;<br>Follow UPM on <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Twitter</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">LinkedIn</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Facebook</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">YouTube</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Instagram</span></a> | <a href="http&#58;//upmbiofore.com/"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">upmbiofore.com</span></a><br> <br><strong>About CDP</strong><br>CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 6,300 companies with some 55% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2017. This is in addition to the over 500 cities and 100 states and regions who disclosed, making CDP's platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Please visit <a>www.cdp.net or</a> follow us @CDP to find out more.<br></p>GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
EU Commission VP Maros Šefcovic visits UPM Kaukas: focus on renewable energy and climate change mitigationSystem Account2017-10-13T10:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 13 October 2017 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM was honoured to welcome European Commission Vice President <strong class="hugin">Maroš Šefcovic</strong>, responsible for the Energy Union, to the UPM Kaukas Mill site in Lappeenranta Finland today. The visit was hosted by UPM's President and CEO, <strong class="hugin">Jussi Pesonen</strong>.</p> <p class="hugin">During the visit UPM presented its UPM Biofore strategy designed to create sustainable solutions and new innovations from renewable raw materials that provide options to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change. </p> <p class="hugin">Pesonen called for EU regulation that ensures the right framework for companies to invest and provide innovative solutions to reduce emissions.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The European Union has set a target to be the world leader in renewable energy in the 2020s. UPM is definitely able to support this ambitious goal. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that EU institutions provide long-term regulatory certainty, clear rules on biomass sustainability, and a framework for the increased use of sustainable advanced biofuels in transport,&quot; says Pesonen. </p> <p class="hugin">The EU Commission Vice President toured the UPM Kaukas Mill complex - a unique and versatile bioindustry site producing pulp, paper, timber and biofuels out of renewable wood-based raw materials. The site also encompasses a UPM Research Centre and a UPM Wood Sourcing and Forestry unit. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Marko Janhunen, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, Biorefining, tel. +358 204 15 0572&#160; </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,300 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx

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