May 18, 2017

UPM and FSC become global partners

Kim Carstensen from FSC and Sauli Brander from UPM shake hands to celebrate the new agreement.
Kim Carstensen from FSC and Sauli Brander from UPM shake hands to celebrate the new agreement.
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Finnish bio and forestry company UPM and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) have announced a global strategic partnership.

The aim of the agreement is to develop solutions for advancing the uptake of FSC in the market, deliver benefits to forest owners through FSC certification and increase the FSC-certified wood supply.

UPM has actively collaborated with FSC for several years. The company has been involved in developing the FSC certification by improving its applicability in Finland. This work will now be strengthened through the partnership.

“The global partnership is a natural continuation to UPM Biofore strategy and to our valuable co-operation with FSC,” says Heikki Vappula, EVP, UPM Biorefining. “Our joint target is to extend the use of the FSC system in general as well as to develop UPM forest management and solutions for group certification to expand in the Finnish private smallholder structure.”

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