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. "UPM is committed to the internationally accepted principles of sustainable forest management and to minimise the negative impacts of its operations on water resources," says Tuomas Niemi, Manager, UPM Environment and Responsibility. "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", Niemi continues. Click Read More below for additional information.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö has been awarded with EcoVadis Gold rating for the company’s sustainability management and performance for the fourth consecutive year. Compared with the results from the previous year, progress was especially made in sustainable procurement.
EcoVadis is a globally recognized business sustainability rating provider. The Corporate Social Responsibility assessment criteria include four themes; environment, labor practices, sustainable procurement and fair business practices. The EcoVadis method is based on internationally adopted principles for sustainability reporting, such as the Global Reporting Initiative, United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000, and is audited by independent sustainability experts.
“Corporate responsibility is embedded into our mission of providing sustainable and innovative fiber-based materials. We use EcoVadis to identify our strengths and development areas to improve further our corporate social responsibility. The rating allows us to communicate an independent view on our performance. I would like to thank all of our stakeholders, both internal and external, who have contributed to this achievement”, says Anna Bergquist, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Sustainability and Innovation.