The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has just released its 2015 progress report, "Growing our Future", which traces its journey to becoming one of the top forest certification programs in the world. Founded by the American forest industry, SFI is now a fully independent organization, governed by a three-chamber board reflecting the environmental, social and economic pillars of sustainability. In addition to SFI SFM, Millar Western holds two chain-of-custody certifications, PEFC and FSC, confirming that we have robust measures in place to prevent illegal or controversial timber from entering our supply chain. Each of our certifications helps us assure our customers, neighbours and other stakeholders that we are working responsibly as we grow our own future.
UPM has been listed in the RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2018 with the Gold Class and Industry Mover distinctions. The company that has achieved the largest proportional improvement in its sustainability performance compared to the previous year is named the RobecoSAM Industry Mover. RobecoSAM awards companies for their excellent sustainability performance.
Aris Prepoudis, CEO, RobecoSAM: “I congratulate UPM whole heartedly for being awarded a Gold Class medal and recognized as Industry Mover in The Sustainability Yearbook 2018. The companies included in the Yearbook are the world’s most sustainable companies in their industry and are moving the ESG needle in ways that will help us realise the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.”
“This award makes us at the same time extremely proud and humble,” Sami Lundgren, VP, UPM Environment and Responsibility says smiling.
“We are proud of the positive steps we have taken in each area of responsibility, and are, of course, pleased that those actions have promoted us in the Gold class and especially among the Industry Movers,” Sami continues.
“Our Aiming higher culture and purpose to create value by seizing the limitless potential of bioeconomy push us to work even harder,” Sami says.
The UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals are strongly guiding UPM in all of its operations. As of 2016 we have been a member of UN Global Compact LEAD, which is a unique leadership platform within the UN Global Compact that strongly promotes the integration of sustainability into business strategies.
“We have a great network of the most sustainably advanced companies across geographical regions and industry sectors to discuss and share best practices with,” Sami concludes.