SUSTAINABILITY

UPM Timber is committed to:

  • sustainable forest management
  • sustainable use of natural resources
  • and continuous improvement in quality, operations, environmental management and safety in the workplace.

UPM Timber has both ISO9001 Quality management system and ISO14001 Environmental management system to ensure good quality in leadership and management and also continuous improvement throughout the whole production, sales and supply chain.

UPM sawn goods originate solely from sustainable sources. UPM sawmills in Finland have the PEFC (PEFC/02-34-05) and FSC Chain of Custody (DNV-COC/CW-000275) certifications.

All sawn timber produced by UPM Timber can be sold either as PEFCTM or FSC® certified.

​UPM Timber environmental targets for year 2020

  • Growth in share of eco-labelled products by 25 %
  • Responsible water management
  • Reducing energy consumption by 10 %
  • Reducing operation residues sent to landfill by 25 %
  • Maximising the precentage of certified raw material

What is carbon footprint?

Carbon Footprint (CF) means the total amount of GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions created during the life cycle of a product. Carbon Footprint calculations are an excellent tool in finding out, which stages of the life cycle create the most emissions and how to reduce them.

Trees absorb CO2 and produce O2

Trees absorb carbon while they grow. Carbon is stored in the log and after production in the wood product.

Carbon footprint of wood products has two meanings:

Biogenic carbon footprint - the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed from air and stored in the wood product.

Fossil carbon footprint - the actual emissions during the products lifecycle

Carbon footprint calculations in UPM Timber

UPM Timber's carbon footprint calculations are done separately for redwood and whitewood and as a average of all four sawmills in Finland.

 
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 UPM Timber Carbon Footprints for Whitewood and Redwood