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UPM receives platinum in the EcoVadis responsibility assessment

 Monday, August 14, 2023

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EcoVadis has recognised UPM with a platinum score based on the company’s sustainability performance in the following four categories: Environment, Labour and human rights, Ethics and Sustainable procurement. Only one per cent of the 100,000 global companies assessed received platinum. UPM’s score 87/100 was one of the highest in the Manufacture of Pulp, Paper and Paperboard industry.

“Compared to last year, our carbon score improved most,” says Sami Lundgren, Vice President, Responsibility, UPM. “We are extremely proud that our climate change related management and strong decarbonisation ambition with approved Science Based Targets were recognised with the highest possible Leader status. UPM’s top rating recognises the work we have done to promote sustainability in the whole value chain and embraces our work towards the future beyond fossils.”

EcoVadis assesses the performance of globally operating companies in more than 200 purchasing categories and in more than 175 countries. The rating is based on a comprehensive assessment of the companies’ sustainability operations, including verified, public information about supply chain practices.

Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis has grown to become the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 100,000+ rated companies.

At UPM they deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Fibres, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. As the industry leader in responsibility, we are committed to the UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C and the science-based targets to mitigate climate change. We employ 17,200 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 11.7 billion.

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