SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

02/16/2019

UPM supports Plant-for-the-Planet

UPM supports the academy program of Plant-for-the-Planet, a charitable foundation that wants to contribute to climate protection. The foundation plants trees and organises children academies to promote sustainable thinking and environmental awareness.
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02/07/2019

Forest stakeholders call for a stronger EU Forest Strategy

Last December, the Commission published a progress report on the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy, discussed by the European Parliament in January. This report comes at a time when forests and the forest-based sector are recognised as essential players in responding to major societal and environmental challenges.
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01/22/2019

Stora Enso rated a global leader for climate action by CDP

Stora Enso has been top-rated in combatting global warming by the international non-profit organisation CDP, which works to build a sustainable global economy. CDP has included Stora Enso on its new 2018 Climate A List, which identifies the global companies that are taking leadership in climate action.
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01/21/2019

Marks &Spencer trials plastic-free produce

Marks & Spencer steps-up its commitment to reducing the amount of plastic it uses by launching over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables completely free of plastic packaging in a trial at its Tolworth UK store.
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11/28/2018

UPM strengthens the foundations of the bioeconomy with a new biodiversity commitment

UPM published a new biodiversity commitment, which is one of the company's responsibility targets for 2030. The new commitment and programme will be presented today at the Conference of the Parties (COP14) of the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
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10/29/2018

Reduction of Single-Use Plastics

The European Parliament approved its report on the draft Directive on Marine Pollution and Single-use Plastics.
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10/04/2018

Environmental Impact Assessment for UPM's possible Kotka Biorefinery is ready

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for UPM's possible Kotka Biorefinery in Finland has been completed and given to the authorities for their final conclusions. The UPM Kotka Biorefinery would produce approximately 500,000 tonnes of advanced biofuels made from sustainable raw materials for use in the road transport, marine and aviation sectors. The biorefinery's products could also be used for replacing fossil raw materials in the chemical industry.
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10/03/2018

Metsä Wood’s birch plywood mill inaugurated in Pärnu

The new birch plywood mill of Metsä Wood, the Wood Products Industry segment of Metsä Group, was inaugurated in Pärnu today, 3 October 2018. Formal addresses were given at the event by Rene Tammist, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of Estonia, and Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO of Metsä Group. The investment in the birch plywood mill in Pärnu is worth EUR 55 million. It enables Metsä Wood to respond to the growing demand for birch plywood in the global market.
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09/18/2018

Marubeni renews its status onf the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World for 11th year

The status of Marubeni Corporation was renewed as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World, one of the best known ESG investment indices* in the world, for the 11th consecutive year.
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09/17/2018

KAPAG offers unique and sustainable paperboard creations

Customers can source a unique range of laminated paperboard from KAPAG Karton + Papier AG, or alternatively, look to the paperboard laminator for the rapid realisation of their own product ideas.
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09/13/2018

BillerudKorsnäs strengthens its leading position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices. Each year over 3 400 listed companies around the world are analyzed, the top 10 percent are included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.
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