UPM has been recognised as a Global Compact Lead company for its strong engagement to the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. The recognition was addressed to only 34 global companies at the Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York on 24 September 2018.
‘Lead companies represent the highest level of engagement with the UN Global Compact,’ said Lise Kingo, CEO and executive director of the UN Global Compact. ‘Achieving the sustainable development goals and creating the world we want will not happen without bold actions from the responsible business community.’
‘Being among the 34 world's leading companies in sustainability is an outstanding recognition for the work UPM has done in the area of responsible business conduct,’ said Pirkko Harrela, executive vice president, stakeholder relations, UPM. ‘We have had the Lead status since January 2016 when we were invited for the first time to this distinguished network as the only forest industry company and also as the first Finnish company ever.’
UPM has been a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact initiative since 2003 and is strongly committed to responsible business conduct.