(UPM, Helsinki, 7 September 2017 at 09.00 EET) - UPM has been listed as the forest and paper industry leader in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2017-2018 for the fifth time.
"Responsibility is one of the key elements of UPM's Biofore strategy. Compliance, integrity and sustainability are strongly guiding everything we do," says Pirkko Harrela, Executive Vice President, UPM Stakeholder Relations.
"We promote responsible practices throughout the value chain and are active in finding sustainable solutions in co-operation with our customers, suppliers and partners. Creating value for society both as a company and through our products is essential for us," Harrela continues.
The annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment is conducted by an investment specialist RobecoSAM, and is based on a rigorous analysis of economic, environmental and social performance of the world's leading companies, assessing issues covering climate change strategies, supply chain standards, labour practices, corporate governance and risk management. The DJSI follows a best-in-class approach, recognising companies across all industries that outperform their peers in sustainability metrics.
For further information please contact:
Sami Lundgren, Vice President, UPM, Environment and Responsibility, tel. +358 40 580 0910
UPM, Media Relations
tel. +358 40 588 3284
Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas: 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 - www.upm.com