“We are delighted to welcome two new members to the PEFC International Board of Directors, representing the retail sector and labour unions,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. Peter Crook, from Kingfisher PLC, is our new brand owner and retailer representative, and Michael Rose, from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), our new labour representative. Peter and Michael have joined a diverse and vibrant board representing a wide range of interests, including forest owners, indigenous people and traders and buyers. “With two massive projects underway at PEFC at the moment: the revision of our international standards and the development of our new strategy, it is important that we have a strong board, ready to lead the organization forward,” Ben continued. click Read More below for additional detail
Today UPM celebrates its 20th anniversary in China with a ceremony at the national booth of Finland at the China International Import EXPO (CIIE) together with government officials from Finland and China, business partners and customers. During the ceremony, Jussi Pesonen, President and CEO of UPM and Bernd Eikens, Executive Vice President of UPM Specialty Papers shared UPM’s continued commitment and vision for the Chinese market.
In the past 20 years, UPM has invested more than USD 2 billion in China, which is the single largest investment from Finland. UPM’s environmental investments amount to USD 80 million.
“UPM has witnessed the development of China’s economy; which provides great potential for all of us,” says Jussi Pesonen.
“Today, we can proudly say that China plays an increasingly strategic role in UPM’s global development. As China continues its transformation towards a green economy, we provide the most innovative and responsible forest-based solutions that support sustainable development.”
The Biofore Concept Car showcases a future beyond fossils
UPM’s strong focus on sustainability and innovation is fully displayed at CIIE, through its cutting-edge Biofore Concept Car which was exhibited at the national booth of Finland. The car is made out of UPM’s innovative and renewable forest-based materials, showcasing the “UPM Biofore – Beyond Fossils” brand promise to Chinese stakeholders.
more at: https://www.upm.com/About-us/Newsroom/Releases/Pages/Rooted-in-China-for-20-years,-UPM-Reaffirms-its-‘Beyond-Fossils’-promise-001-Thu-08-Nov-2018-10-33.aspx