Q2 2017 highlights: • Comparable EBIT increased by 2% to EUR 270 million (264 million in Q2 2016). • Favourable market demand continued. • High maintenance activity and seasonally higher fixed costs impacted comparable EBIT by approximately EUR -20 million compared with Q2 2016, EUR -45 million compared with Q1 2017. • Solid operating cash flow at EUR 269 million (434 million). • Net debt decreased to EUR 1,046 million (1,876 million). • UPM announced new focused investments at the Kaukas pulp mill and Tampere labelstock factory. Click Read More below for additional details.
OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) is the most widely used and internationally accepted standard for occupational health and safety. Following the recent publication of the new ISO 45001 standard, which will replace the OHSAS 18001 standard in three years, Lecta has begun the adaptation process with the goal of working to the new standard as of next year.
Lecta had already obtained individual OSHAS 18001 certification for all its mills, warehouses and offices, proof of its commitment to the safety and health of its employees, as well as the goal of continuous improvement shared with the quality and environmental management systems that the company is based on.
Multisite status entails working under a common management system at all Lecta sites, consistently meeting the requirements set by the standard as a whole. Company headquarters will establish the guidelines and make any corrections needed to achieve this goal.
OHSAS 18001 multisite certification acknowledges the effort made by all Lecta employees as well as highlighting the importance that Lecta places on the prevention of occupational risks and good practices in the workplace.
This multisite occupational health and safety certification enables Lecta to reassert its position as a responsible company ready to respond to the most demanding markets, in keeping with its policy of transparency towards its customers, employees and other stakeholders.