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  • Overall approach
    7/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-deforestation
      4/6
      Commodities (if applicable): 0
      "Our promise: Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: World Business Council for Sustainable Development Forest Solutions Group; UN Global Compact

      If Other Initiative, specify::
      "Together with other Forest Solutions Group (FSG) members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), UPM has made a contribution to this important topic in the form of the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi)." "UPM has been again recognised as a UN Global Compact LEAD participant for its strong commitment to responsible business."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests are dear to many: Forests are a home to wildlife, they protect water systems. They are a source of wellbeing and recreation. Forests also provide renewable material for various products, from everyday necessities to ground-breaking innovations, and alternatives to fossil materials. And that’s why they are more important than ever."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Operational
      "Our business is based on forests. This is a strong reason to ensure that forests grow for many generations to come. Forests must remain forests."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    42/84
    • Pulp & Paper
      43/84
      • Commitment Strength
        15/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "Wood used in our products comes from sustainably managed forests and from legal sources. All our wood supplies are covered by a third-party verified chain of custody. We aim to use certified fibre to the highest possible degree and to promote a global increase in the use of certified wood. All of UPM's own forests and eucalyptus plantations are certified according to the FSC and/or PEFC-certification schemes. In addition, UPM has an FSC and PEFC Group Certificate in Finland , which are open to private forest owners." "The supplier must guarantee that the wood is not from untouched natural forests, illegal fellings, fromnature protection areas or protected forests where wood harvesting is prohibited by law or by authorityinstructions and neither from plantations which have been established replacing natural forests (FSCSTD-40-005 V3-1). Among the supplied wood there are neither species listed in Annex 1, 2 or 3 of theConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), norgenetically modified (GMO) wood (FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Wood used in our products comes from sustainably managed forests and from legal sources. All our wood supplies are covered by a third-party verified chain of custody. We aim to use certified fibre to the highest possible degree and to promote a global increase in the use of certified wood. All of UPM’s own forests and eucalyptus plantations are certified according to the FSC® and/or PEFC™certification schemes. In addition, UPM has an FSC® and PEFC™ Group Certificate in Finland , which are open to private forest owners." "The supplier must guarantee that the wood is not from untouched natural forests, illegal fellings, fromnature protection areas or protected forests where wood harvesting is prohibited by law or by authorityinstructions and neither from plantations which have been established replacing natural forests (FSCSTD-40-005 V3-1). Among the supplied wood there are neither species listed in Annex 1, 2 or 3 of theConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), norgenetically modified (GMO) wood (FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1)."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Wood used in our products comes from sustainably managed forests and from legal sources. All our wood supplies are covered by a third-party verified chain of custody. We aim to use certified fibre to the highest possible degree and to promote a global increase in the use of certified wood. All of UPM’s own forests and eucalyptus plantations are certified according to the FSC® and/or PEFC™certification schemes. In addition, UPM has an FSC® and PEFC™ Group Certificate in Finland , which are open to private forest owners." "The supplier must guarantee that the wood is not from untouched natural forests, illegal fellings, fromnature protection areas or protected forests where wood harvesting is prohibited by law or by authorityinstructions and neither from plantations which have been established replacing natural forests (FSCSTD-40-005 V3-1). Among the supplied wood there are neither species listed in Annex 1, 2 or 3 of theConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), norgenetically modified (GMO) wood (FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1)."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Recycled fibre accounts for nearlyone third of all fibre used in UPM’s paperproduction, and we are the world’s largestuser of recovered paper in graphic paperproduction."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            "Recycled fibre accounts for nearlyone third of all fibre used in UPM’s paperproduction, and we are the world’s largestuser of recovered paper in graphic paperproduction."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            "Recycled fibre accounts for nearlyone third of all fibre used in UPM’s paperproduction, and we are the world’s largestuser of recovered paper in graphic paperproduction."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "The UPM Supplier/Third-Party needs to: • Respect universal human rights such as freedom of thought, opinion, expression, religion and freedom from any discrimination based on e.g. race, age, nationality, gender or sexual orientation or any form of harassment. • Respect local laws on working time and compensation, freedom of association, and right to collective bargaining. • Respect children’s rights and not use or tolerate the use of child labour. Follow minimum age set by local laws or International Labor Organization’s (ILO) definition of minimum age of 15 years, whichever is higher. Ensure no form of forced labour is used or tolerated in any of its operations or activities."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "The UPM Supplier/Third-Party needs to: Respect universal human rights such as freedom of thought, opinion, expression, religion and freedom from any discrimination based on e.g. race, age, nationality, gender or sexual orientation or any form of harassment."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "Environmental provisions: Expenditures that result from remediation of an existing condition caused by past operations and that do not contribute to current or future revenues are expensed. The recognition of environmental provisions is based on current interpretations of environmental laws and regulations. Such provisions are recognised when it is likely that the liability has been incurred and the amount of such liability can be reasonably estimated. Amounts provisioned do not include third-party recoveries [...] The Group has provisions for normal environmental remediation costs."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        21/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            In their 2019 Annual Report, UPM states that 82% of their wood use is certified.
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "Recycled fibre accounts for nearlyone third of all fibre used in UPM’s paperproduction, and we are the world’s largestuser of recovered paper in graphic paperproduction."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC, PEFC

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 82%

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC
            In their 2019 Annual Report, UPM states that 82% of their wood use is certified.
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Innovations with Elopak and Dow

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "By collaborating with other sustainability frontrunners, UPM has launched innovations such as a 100% wood-based, fully recyclable milk carton created in collaboration with Dow and Elopak. Another outcome of partnering is UPM Raflatac Forest Film, a 100% wood-based label material made from UPM BioVerno naphtha."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: 0 Not specified

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 0 Not specified
          "In addition to conducting risk assessments as part of our supplier selection, we carry out continuous risk assessments covering our entire existing supplier base. Risk assessments are an integral part of our supplier management activities. We utilize them to reveal possible shortcomings in supplier performance and compliance. We have introduced a risk management process that covers all of our counterparties. The process includes an automated screening and alert functionalities. Our supplier assessment process covers supplier-specific financial, quality and supply risks, as well as any potential human rights and environmental risks. Human rights and environmental risk assessment is based on the country of origin (Transparency International), commodity specific risk and supply chain complexity. We extend risk assessments to several tiers, especially when commodities are originating from forestry, agriculture and mining industries."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The UPM Supplier/Third-Party needs to: • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations [...] The UPM Supplier/Third-Party needs to: • Give UPM permission to verify compliance with this Supplier and Third-Party Code through dialogue and, if considered necessary by UPM, through on-site audits. Reasonable notice will be given for the audits, conducted by UPM’s internal or external resources."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Report Misconduct channel

          Details of the mechanism: Social
          "Any potential violations against UPM Insider Policy or suspected infringement of financial market regulations, such as MAR and Securities Markets Act, can be reported by using UPM’s Report Misconduct channel [...] ​​​​You may report your complaints or concerns relating to violations of the UPM Code of Conduct, any policies or rules thereunder or any applicable laws or regulations to the Head of Internal Audit, Chief Compliance Officer and Security Director through this channel."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 82%

          Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC

          What is the certified volume?: 10.25 million tons

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 2.25 million tons
          In their 2019 Annual Report UPM report that they use inputs of: 27.5 million m3 of wood, 2.3 million tons of recovered paper, and 1.7 million tons of market pulp. This resulted in production of 8.2 million tons of paper, 3.7 million tons of chemical pulp, and 0.6 million tons of converting materials. "82% (81%) of wood consumed in our mills was sourced from certified forests in 2019, and all wood sourced by UPM is FSC Controlled Wood and from PEFC Controlled Sources."
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          "In 2019, UPM conducted over 400environmental and social risk assessments with EcoVadis and initiatedfirst TfS audits."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: 0 Not specified

          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: 0 Not specified

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, UK, Germany, Finland, Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Estonia, Russia, Austria, Turkey, China, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: 0 Not specified

          What types of ecosystems are these?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 Not specified
          UPM publishes an interactive map of its processing mills, with addresses.
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      41/84
      • Commitment Strength
        14/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "All of UPM’s own forests and eucalyptus plantations are certified according to the FSC® and/or PEFC™certification schemes. In addition, UPM has an FSC® and PEFC™ Group Certificate in Finland , which are open to private forest owners." "The supplier must guarantee that the wood is not from untouched natural forests, illegal fellings, fromnature protection areas or protected forests where wood harvesting is prohibited by law or by authorityinstructions and neither from plantations which have been established replacing natural forests (FSCSTD-40-005 V3-1). Among the supplied wood there are neither species listed in Annex 1, 2 or 3 of theConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), norgenetically modified (GMO) wood (FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "All of UPM’s own forests and eucalyptus plantations are certified according to the FSC® and/or PEFC™certification schemes. In addition, UPM has an FSC® and PEFC™ Group Certificate in Finland , which are open to private forest owners." "The supplier must guarantee that the wood is not from untouched natural forests, illegal fellings, fromnature protection areas or protected forests where wood harvesting is prohibited by law or by authorityinstructions and neither from plantations which have been established replacing natural forests (FSCSTD-40-005 V3-1). Among the supplied wood there are neither species listed in Annex 1, 2 or 3 of theConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), norgenetically modified (GMO) wood (FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1)."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "All of UPM’s own forests and eucalyptus plantations are certified according to the FSC® and/or PEFC™certification schemes. In addition, UPM has an FSC® and PEFC™ Group Certificate in Finland , which are open to private forest owners." "The supplier must guarantee that the wood is not from untouched natural forests, illegal fellings, fromnature protection areas or protected forests where wood harvesting is prohibited by law or by authorityinstructions and neither from plantations which have been established replacing natural forests (FSCSTD-40-005 V3-1). Among the supplied wood there are neither species listed in Annex 1, 2 or 3 of theConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), norgenetically modified (GMO) wood (FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1)."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "The UPM Supplier/Third-Party needs to: • Respect universal human rights such as freedom of thought, opinion, expression, religion and freedom from any discrimination based on e.g. race, age, nationality, gender or sexual orientation or any form of harassment. • Respect local laws on working time and compensation, freedom of association, and right to collective bargaining. • Respect children’s rights and not use or tolerate the use of child labour. Follow minimum age set by local laws or International Labor Organization’s (ILO) definition of minimum age of 15 years, whichever is higher. Ensure no form of forced labour is used or tolerated in any of its operations or activities."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "The UPM Supplier/Third-Party needs to: Respect universal human rights such as freedom of thought, opinion, expression, religion and freedom from any discrimination based on e.g. race, age, nationality, gender or sexual orientation or any form of harassment."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "Environmental provisions: Expenditures that result from remediation of an existing condition caused by past operations and that do not contribute to current or future revenues are expensed. The recognition of environmental provisions is based on current interpretations of environmental laws and regulations. Such provisions are recognised when it is likely that the liability has been incurred and the amount of such liability can be reasonably estimated. Amounts provisioned do not include third-party recoveries [...] The Group has provisions for normal environmental remediation costs."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        20/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            In their 2019 Annual Report, UPM states that 82% of their wood use is certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC, PEFC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 82%
            In their 2019 Annual Report, UPM states that 82% of their wood use is certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Collaborating with universities
          "UPM collaborates with expert organizations in various development projects. Our research partners in Finland include the Natural Resources Institute Finland, the Finnish Environment Institute and the Universities of Helsinki and Eastern Finland. Partnering with external experts supports our target to be a forest bioeconomy frontrunner."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 0 Not specified

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: not specified
          "In addition to conducting risk assessments as part of our supplier selection, we carry out continuous risk assessments covering our entire existing supplier base. Risk assessments are an integral part of our supplier management activities. We utilize them to reveal possible shortcomings in supplier performance and compliance. We have introduced a risk management process that covers all of our counterparties. The process includes an automated screening and alert functionalities. Our supplier assessment process covers supplier-specific financial, quality and supply risks, as well as any potential human rights and environmental risks. Human rights and environmental risk assessment is based on the country of origin (Transparency International), commodity specific risk and supply chain complexity. We extend risk assessments to several tiers, especially when commodities are originating from forestry, agriculture and mining industries."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "We verify that the wood supplied to our mills is sustainably sourced, legally logged and procured according to the basic requirements of international forest certification schemes and the EU Timber Regulation, US Lacey Act and other regional jurisdictions." "The UPM Supplier/Third-Party needs to: • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations [...] The UPM Supplier/Third-Party needs to: • Give UPM permission to verify compliance with this Supplier and Third-Party Code through dialogue and, if considered necessary by UPM, through on-site audits. Reasonable notice will be given for the audits, conducted by UPM’s internal or external resources."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Report Misconduct channel

          Details of the mechanism: Social

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "Any potential violations against UPM Insider Policy or suspected infringement of financial market regulations, such as MAR and Securities Markets Act, can be reported by using UPM’s Report Misconduct channel [...] ​​​​You may report your complaints or concerns relating to violations of the UPM Code of Conduct, any policies or rules thereunder or any applicable laws or regulations to the Head of Internal Audit, Chief Compliance Officer and Security Director through this channel."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0.67 million m3

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 82%

          What is the certified volume?: 3.03 million m3
          In their 2019 report, UPM reported that they harvest 3.7 million m3 of wood from their own forests and plantations. "82% (81%) of wood consumed in our mills was sourced from certified forests in 2019, and all wood sourced by UPM is FSC Controlled Wood and from PEFC Controlled Sourced."
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          "In 2019, UPM conducted over 400environmental and social risk assessments with EcoVadis and initiatedfirst TfS audits."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: 0 Not specified

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: 0 Not specified

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What types of ecosystems are these?: 0 Not specified

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, UK, Germany, Finland, Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Estonia, Russia, Austria, Turkey, China, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 Not specified
          UPM publishes an interactive map of its processing mills, with addresses.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 Not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 Not specified

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified
          "UPM REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPPLIERS OF WOOD: [...] UPM has a right to make audits or issue 3rd party to make audits in order to verify that the supplier operates according to these requirements. UPM has the right to terminate the contract or suspend the deliveries that do not comply with the requirements set in this appendix."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: None

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with requirements for wood suppliers
          "UPM REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPPLIERS OF WOOD: [...] UPM has a right to make audits or issue 3rd party to make audits in order to verify that the supplier operates according to these requirements. UPM has the right to terminate the contract or suspend the deliveries that do not comply with the requirements set in this appendix."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    14/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    21/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/18
    Avg. score

Profile

UPM is a forest industry company based in Finland, with operations in 15 countries including Argentina, Uruguay and Indonesia. UPM produces, processes and trades timber and paper. UPM is selected as a powerbroker for timber and pulp & paper.

Sector
Industry sector 
Paper & packaging, Forestry
Segments
Producer, Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Finland
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

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