UPM has been named the top environmental supplier of paper to the world's largest magazine publisher. In Time Inc.'s annual review of the environmental performance of its paper suppliers, UPM had the highest score.
Time Inc. holds its suppliers accountable for environmental performance through an annual review using a Sustainable Development Report Card. The report card covers forestry practices, manufacturing, energy and waste, global issues and reporting, environmental performance indicators and people.
The 2006 report card makes particular note that among Time Inc.'s paper suppliers, UPM is "efficiency focused" and has the highest level of certified wood fibre coming from sustainably managed forest land. "UPM is pleased to have such a respected global publisher recognize our leadership in sustainability," said Phil Riebel, Director, Environmental Affairs for UPM North America. "UPM has focused on achieving top performance and a high level of third-party verified certification in our forest and mill operations. This ensures our customers can have confidence that UPM's paper products stand for long-term sustainability, including responsible use of resources."