All UPM BioVerno products are certified

 

We are truly committed to sustainability and our liquid biofuels are unique - securing certification under the ISCC, RSB and Finnish national sustainability systems. All our products satisfy the sustainability and traceability criteria of the EU Renewable Energy Directive.

Deepening our commitment to truly sustainable biofuels, we have taken a step further with our RSB low indirect land use change risk certification to show that our products have minimal possible risk of causing indirect emissions.

 

ISCC certification

International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC EU) enables use of renewable fuels in transport in accordance with the European Union Directive on renewable energy. It also certifies the sustainability of our operations across the entire production chain.

UPM Biofuels has been granted an extensive ISCC PLUS sustainability certification covering all products from our biorefinery. ISCC PLUS is a sustainability certification system for bio-based materials, such as chemicals, food ingredients and animal feeds. Our ISCC PLUS certification also includes whole lifecycle greenhouse gas emission calculations for all refinery streams in the same way as ISCC EU certification.

RSB certification

All our products are covered by Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) EU RED certification. RSB certifies the sourcing chain for raw materials as well as the sustainability and reliability of manufacturing based on 12 principles approved by several stakeholders, such as NGOs and UN representatives.

These principles cover such aspects as greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity, human rights, and social and environmental responsibility across the entire production chain. RSB EU RED is also one of the voluntary schemes approved by the European Commission for verifying that biofuels comply with European Union sustainability criteria.

Besides RSB EU RED, we also have an RSB Advanced products certificate. This is a new standard system which has an important role in supporting the development of both a circular and bio-based economy. RSB Advanced provides sustainability requirements and criteria for non-energy products including packaging, plastics and textiles.

 

“UPM is committed to continue developing the RSB standard in collaboration with RSB’s stakeholders.”

 

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RSB low ILUC risk certification

RSB's voluntary addition adopts a rigorous approach to address the indirect impacts of biofuel production. RSB low ILUC (indirect land use change) risk certification has been received for crude tall oil, the feedstock for UPM BioVerno renewable fuels production at the Lappeenranta Biorefinery in Finland, and for Brassica carinata oil from UPM's cultivation in Uruguay. RSB low ILUC certification confirms that the use of these feedstocks is at minimal risk of causing indirect impacts around the world.

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ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification

We are committed to protect the environment and constantly develop our environmental performance throughout the whole lifecycle of our products. Our Lappeenranta Biorefinery operations have been certified in accordance with ISO 14001 – the international standard specifying requirements for an effective environmental management system.

 

 

All products registered under REACH

The EU's chemicals legislation is based on a regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). It aims to promote sustainable development by improving protection of health and the environment. We see REACH as a positive measure in harmonising chemical legislation within the EU.

UPM has satisfied all the requirements of the REACH regulation. As an end user of chemicals, we have ensured that all our chemical suppliers are aware of REACH requirements. UPM Biofuels has registered all its products and raw materials under the regulation.

 
 

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