Protecting the forest to breathe easy
The growing population and the growing need for energy and resources have made fossil greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation some of the biggest drivers in climate change.
Forests are the lungs and the air-conditioning system of our planet. When forests grow, carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and absorbed as carbon in wood, leaves and soil. This carbon is stored in the forests as well as in products made of wood (fibres). Trees remove the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turn it into pure oxygen. About 20% of the volume of Earth’s atmosphere is made up of oxygen and it is a central element of life as we know it.
UPM responds to climate change
Responsible forest management and increasing biodiversity will help to reduce carbon losses and support the forests role in mitigating and adapting to climate change. We make more out of less by enhancing resource efficiency and by constantly increasing the share of renewable and low-emission energy in our operations. Our products are renewable and recyclable, and we develop innovative new solutions to meet future demand and to replace non-renewable materials with renewables. Every product carrying the Responsible Fibre trademark is always produced from certified wood raw material, which is legally sourced from sustainably managed forests.
We enhance biodiversity in ecosystems so that they are less vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Can there be a better investment in the future than planting trees? UPM plants 50 million tree seedlings every year and organises Plant a tree days in many countries around the world.