UPM named as nominee for EMAS Awards 2012

Press Release 19.11.2012 16:00 EET

(UPM, Helsinki, 19 November 2012 at 16.00 EET) – UPM has been named as nominee for the EMAS Awards 2012. This year the European Commission will recognize EMAS registered organisations that have demonstrated dedication in the field of water management in a number of ways. The awards will be presented in Brussels on November 29th.

“UPM focuses on using water resources sustainably and has long term targets to decrease its water consumption and improve effluent quality. Water is an essential raw material in the pulp and paper production process. In 2012, the company has carried out several projects aimed at improving water management, including European Water Stewardship pilot at UPM Hürth paper mill and global bio-indicator study”, says Sami Lundgren, Director, Environmental Intelligence, UPM.

EMAS puts a strong emphasis on the continuous improvement of registered organisations’ environmental performance.

All of UPM’s European pulp and paper mills are certified in accordance with the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), a voluntary environmental management system. In addition, the Fray Bentos pulp mill in Uruguay is the first ever non-European mill included in the EMAS. Altogether UPM’s corporate registration and the respective environmental statement cover total 21 pulp and paper mills.  

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For further information please contact:
Sami Lundgren, Director, Environmental Intelligence, UPM, tel. +358 20 415 0394

The European EMAS Award is the most prestigious award in environmental management and has been presented to top-performing companies and public authorities since 2005. Every year, the Awards focus on a different aspect of environmental management. This year, EMAS registered organisations will be recognized for outstanding achievements in the field of “Water Management (incl. Water Efficiency and Water Quality)”.

UPM, Corporate Communications
Media Desk, tel. +358 40 588 3284

UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. UPM consists of three Business Groups: Energy and pulp, Paper, and Engineered materials. The Group employs around 24,000 people and it has production plants in 17 countries. UPM's annual sales exceed EUR 10 billion. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki stock exchange. UPM – The Biofore Company – www.upm.com