The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) welcomed two new officers and one new member to its Board of Directors: Mark Rodgers as Board Chair, Guy Gleysteen as Vice Chair, and Laura Downey as a new member in the social chamber. These new members will play a key role as SFI continues to enhance the sustainability of well-managed forests and the communities that depend on them across the U.S. and Canada. “Mark brings experience as a community leader and builder, Guy works as a senior executive overseeing global supply chains and Laura is known for her vision when it comes to youth environmental education. Their combined experience and skills will further SFI’s reputation and impact as a sustainability organization,” said Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI Inc. SFI’s 18-member, multi-stakeholder board of directors comprises three chambers, representing environmental, economic and social interests equally. The Board’s diversity and independence allows it to play a meaningful role at the intersection of well-managed forests and thriving communities. 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