Tap into fresh water from the forest
Forests use water, and they also provide it. They capture rainfall and replenish and cleanse our water supply. Forests and trees regulate surface and groundwater flows and help reduce water-related risks, such as floods and drought. Forests’ most significant contribution to all life on Earth is maintaining the high water quality.
As global demand for fresh water rises and water grows scarcer, all playersindustries, forest owners, policy-makers and so onneed to find a balance between the ecosystem services provided by forests and the use of wood.
UPM treats and uses every drop of water responsibly
Companies that use wood as a raw material and a considerable amount of water in production have a significant role in promoting the responsible use of water.
Our raw material grows in forests which play an essential role in natural water cycles. We aim to maintain wetlands and open water bodies that contribute to water quality and quantity. Our Responsible Fibres are produced according to the principle of minimising the impacts of our operations on local water resources. Water reduction is an ongoing target for all UPM mills and were always looking for ways to take better care of this precious natural resource.