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  • Overall approach
    6/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Deforestation-Free
      4/6
      "Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Forest Solutions Group - WBCSD; UN Global Compact
      UPM are a signatory of the UN Global Compact and an active member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Forest Solutions Group.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "We also value our forests for their role in biodiversity, carbon sequestration and natural water cycles. We recognize their social and recreational benefits, as well as the many non-timber goods that forests produce."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    42/86
    • Pulp & Paper
      41/86
      • Commitment Strength
        19/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            "Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation." "All the fibre we use will be 100% certified by 2030."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation." "All the fibre we use will be 100% certified by 2030."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation." "All the fibre we use will be 100% certified by 2030."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation." "All the fibre we use will be 100% certified by 2030."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation." "All the fibre we use will be 100% certified by 2030."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation." "All the fibre we use will be 100% certified by 2030."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation." "All the fibre we use will be 100% certified by 2030."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "In 2017 30% of all fibre used in UPM’s paper production was recycled fibre."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "In 2017 30% of all fibre used in UPM’s paper production was recycled fibre."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "In 2017 30% of all fibre used in UPM’s paper production was recycled fibre."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "In 2017 30% of all fibre used in UPM’s paper production was recycled fibre."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "In 2017 30% of all fibre used in UPM’s paper production was recycled fibre."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            " In 2017, 85% of the fibres used in paper production was from FSC® and/or PEFC™ certified sources".
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "In 2017 30% of all fibre used in UPM’s paper production was recycled fibre."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            " In 2017, 85% of the fibres used in paper production was from FSC® and/or PEFC™ certified sources".
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "All of UPM’s wood, pulp and recovered paper suppliers are continuously evaluated for their performance in environmental issues, human rights and local community involvement. All raw materials sourced by UPM are either FSC- or PEFC-certified, or comply with the FSC Controlled Wood standard or Due Diligence requirements for PEFC."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          "Our supplier requirements are incorporated into our contractual obligations. Breaching UPM’s requirements or repeated low performance can lead to termination of the supplier relationship."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          The UPM Supplier and Third Party Code provides a mechanism for those in the supply chain to report conduct breaches. They also offer a public channel which any person can use to report issues relating to environment and responsibility. 
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings
          "We participate in The Forests Dialogue (TFD), which is a civil society-driven, multi-stakeholder dialogue platform that aims to forge relationships and spur collaborative action on the highest priority issues facing the world’s forests."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          In 2017, UPM reported total pulp and paper production as 12790000 tonnes. 85% of wood used in paper production and 81% of wood used in pulp production was FSC- or PEFC-compliant.
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "The UPM Supplier/Third Party shall:  Comply with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the 10 principles of United Nations Global Compact.  Respect universal human rights such as freedom of thought, opinion, expression, religion and right to assemble peacefully, as well as freedom from any discrimination based on e.g. race, age, nationality, gender or sexual orientation.  Respect the fundamental ILO conventions and local legislation regarding working time and compensation, to ensure no forms of forced or child labour is used at any of its operations or activities and not to employ workers under the age of 15."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          UPM require suppliers to ensure that their workers are not discriminated against based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      42/86
      • Commitment Strength
        18/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          18/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            "Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation." " Our target is to increase the use of certified wood so that all sourced wood will be certified by 2030."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation." " Our target is to increase the use of certified wood so that all sourced wood will be certified by 2030."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation." " Our target is to increase the use of certified wood so that all sourced wood will be certified by 2030."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation." " Our target is to increase the use of certified wood so that all sourced wood will be certified by 2030."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation." " Our target is to increase the use of certified wood so that all sourced wood will be certified by 2030."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation." " Our target is to increase the use of certified wood so that all sourced wood will be certified by 2030."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "Our wood sourcing and forestry causes zero deforestation." " Our target is to increase the use of certified wood so that all sourced wood will be certified by 2030."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
             
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
             
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
             
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
             
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
             
      • Reporting and Implementation
        19/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "Today, 81% (2018) of the wood we use is certified."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
             
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            "Today, 81% (2018) of the wood we use is certified."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            certification
             
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "All of UPM’s wood, pulp and recovered paper suppliers are continuously evaluated for their performance in environmental issues, human rights and local community involvement. All raw materials sourced by UPM are either FSC- or PEFC-certified, or comply with the FSC Controlled Wood standard or Due Diligence requirements for PEFC."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          "Our supplier requirements are incorporated into our contractual obligations. Breaching UPM’s requirements or repeated low performance can lead to termination of the supplier relationship."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          The UPM Supplier and Third Party Code provides a mechanism for those in the supply chain to report conduct breaches. They also offer a public channel which any person can use to report issues relating to environment and responsibility. 
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "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."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          23,290,00 cubic metres
          UPM reported that of 27.4 million cubic metres of timber sourced in 2017, 85% was FSC certified.
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "The UPM Supplier/Third Party shall:  Comply with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the 10 principles of United Nations Global Compact.  Respect universal human rights such as freedom of thought, opinion, expression, religion and right to assemble peacefully, as well as freedom from any discrimination based on e.g. race, age, nationality, gender or sexual orientation.  Respect the fundamental ILO conventions and local legislation regarding working time and compensation, to ensure no forms of forced or child labour is used at any of its operations or activities and not to employ workers under the age of 15."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          UPM require suppliers to ensure that their workers are not discriminated against based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    18/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    18/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

UPM is a forest industry company based in Finland, with sales of €10.5 billion EUR in 2018. UPM produces, processes and trades timber and paper.

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

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