Sustana is thrilled to join the ranks of hundreds of companies with GHG emission reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and in line with limiting global average temperature rise to 1.5° C.
We committed to reduce absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions 42% by 2030 from a 2021 base year and have pledged to measure and reduce Scope 3 emissions.
“Sustainability has always been at the root of Sustana’s identity, and this commitment furthers our mission to mitigate climate change and be good stewards of the environment,” said Fabian de Armas, Chief Executive Officer for Sustana.
Paper Excellence announced it has been voted one of Canada’s 2021 Best 50 corporate citizens by Corporate Knights. This is the fourteenth time that the company has achieved the Best 50 award with Corporate Knights. (Previous awards were presented to Catalyst Paper which is now wholly owned by Paper Excellence.) Paper Excellence operates six pulp and paper facilities in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The Best 50 award is judged using key performance indicators that relate to the organization’s raw resource use, emissions profile, social performance, safety performance, and percentage of revenue from clean sources.
The Transport Workers’ Union AKT has today announced a blockade against UPM in Finland to support the strikes of the Paperworkers’ Union and the Finnish Electrical Workers´ Union. AKT’s support measures will be carried out as a blockade in Finnish ports. During the blockade, the stevedores will not handle UPM’s paper and pulp. The blockade will begin on 24 January at 06:00. “AKT’s actions do not advance functioning labour markets. AKT is not even a party in the negotiations, which we aim to start with the Paperworkers’ Union,” says Jyrki Hollmén, Vice President, Labour Markets, UPM. "We hope to get into negotiations with the Paperworkers’ Union soon, so that both parties can present their goals and seek solutions acceptable to all. Members of the Paperworkers’ Union certainly have the right to strike but now it only postpones the start of negotiations. The AKT blockade doesn’t make the situation any better," Hollmén continues.
Q3/2021 (year-on-year) •Sales increased by 23.9% to EUR 2 577 (2 079) million due to higher prices and deliveries. •Operational EBIT increased to EUR 410 (175) million, driven by higher volumes and prices, especially in Biomaterials, Wood Products and Packaging Materials. •Operational EBIT margin increased to 15.9% (8.4%). •Operating profit (IFRS) increased to EUR 386 (145) million. •Strong cash flow from operations amounted to EUR 485 (399) million. Cash flow after investing activities was EUR 347 (250) million. •Operational ROCE excluding the Forest division increased to 20.0% (7.8%), and was clearly above the long-term target of more than 13%. Q1–Q3/2021 (year-on-year) •Sales were EUR 7 445 (6 400) million. •Operational EBIT more than doubled to EUR 1 102 (532) million.