Please tell us a little about yourself and your role at UPM Timber?
I'm Ville Laitinen and I work as Senior Manager, Sustainability and Investments. True to my title, I focus on UPM Timber's sustainability and investments.
What does your typical working day consist of?
My days consist of meetings, factory visits, various cooperation forums, and meeting with equipment suppliers and stakeholders.
As a large company, UPM Timber is constantly met with varying demands and expectations. The sustainability field is changing and moving forward at a rapid pace. To meet this challenge, we are continuously improving our sustainability. We want to lead the way and set a positive example in the sawmill industry. Promoting these things and helping to conceive and shape the company's future through various projects and working groups takes up a large part of my work time.
The other big area of work for me in is UPM Timber's investments. The equipment needs to be both modernised and maintained, and often this involves investments. UPM has clear and goal-oriented guidelines for the preparation and implementation of investments, yet the actual investing measures still require work. I work with mills in the preparation and application phase of investments and design the longer-term investment roadmap.