The life cycle approach
Future office papers are made of renewable and recyclable raw materials with consistently low environmental impact over their whole life cycle. A sound paper life cycle is a joint effort where everybody's contribution is needed. Companies are responsible for the entire environmental impact, from raw material and energy sourcing to production, distribution, recovery and disposal of the used product.
All Future papers have been awarded the EU Ecolabel. This certification focuses on the key elements of the entire life cycle of the product. It guarantees that the paper meets the strictest environmental and sourcing criteria concerning
• air emissions
• water emissions
• energy and chemical consumption
• limitation of the use of substances harmful for the environment
• the origin of all wood fibre must be known
• at least 10% of the fibre raw material sourced from certified forests
Verified quality for a responsible paper making
All Future papers have the EU Ecolabel. This symbol
confirms that our paper manufacture meets strict environmental requirements. Further information on this subject can be found at www.ecolabel.eu and www.upm.com
PEFC is the world's largest forest certification organization. The third-party verified PEFC label proves that the wood raw material originates from sustainably managed forests and non-controversial sources.
FSC promotes environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world's forests. It is a mark of responsible forestry.
UPM's PEFC and FSC Chain of Custody certificates
UPM has been awarded multisite PEFC and FSC Chain of Custody certificates
for all its paper products. For UPM customers, this means a major step towards
a simple way to guarantee the origin of UPM products, and ensure that 100 %
of fibre used for UPM pulp and paper products is sourced responsibly.
In addition, it sets a solid base to further increase the share of PEFC and FSC
certified fibre in UPM's products as further forest area becomes certified.
The certification strengthens UPM's position in the market, but does not mean
that all paper automatically is certified. This continues to be subject to availability
of certified wood.