UPM was named industry leader for the Paper and Forest industry in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2019-2020 for the seventh time. Of 61 industry leaders recognised worldwide, UPM was the only Finnish company on the list.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are published in collaboration with Robeco SAM. The SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is the longest running global sustainability benchmark and the key reference point in investing. In 2019, over 3,500 companies based on market capitalization were invited to the DJSI, marking the biggest increase in corporate participation in the SAM CSA.
RobecoSAM selects the most relevant criteria in each sustainability dimension – Economic, Environmental and Social – based on their weight in the assessment and their current or expected significance for the industry. UPM registered a four-point increase in its total score, from 85 to 89 and posted the industry best scores in all dimensions.
UPM’s continued strong performance on the DJSI recognition reaffirms the company’s goal to usher in a future beyond fossils. UPM Communication Papers’ main raw material, for example, is wood fibre – a renewable resource that comes from sustainably managed forests.