At UPM’s sawmills, no fossil energy has been used in production since the beginning of 2020. Instead, the sawmills are now running completely on renewable energy. With fossil-free energy sources, UPM can produce even more sustainable timber products with the smallest possible carbon footprint. This also allows customers to reach their respective emission reduction targets.
Sami Lundgren, Vice President, Responsibility at UPM, says that UPM is aiming for a 65% reduction in the CO2 emissions of fuels and purchased energy at the production facilities by 2030. This goal is a part of the UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C and UPM Timber has now clearly achieved this target. Lundgren states that this transition to renewable energy at UPM sawmills is a significant step towards carbon neutrality.
Fossil-free production at UPM sawmills has been achieved by thermal energy and electricity.
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