Towards a more sustainable future
UPM develops renewable and responsible solutions to reduce the world’s reliance on fossil-based materials. UPM ProFi wood plastic composite (WPC) is the first industrial scale solution for self adhesive label waste. The sustainable decking boards are made mainly from recycled materials and are recyclable.
United Nations recognises UPM as one of 34 Global Compact LEAD companies demonstrating world-class commitment to corporate sustainability.
UPM recognised as the industry's most responsible company in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Innovation in composite manufacturing
Recycled and recyclable
All UPM ProFi products are made with a high content (50%–90%) of recycled materials, thereby reducing landfill and incineration.
- The off-cuts can be disposed of with normal household waste or recycled to energy
- The composite materials are also recyclable: all solid production waste in our factories is recycled. Unfortunately no pan-European collection service exists to gather off-cuts or material from old decks for recycling to our factories: this is an aim for the future.
- All UPM ProFi raw material fibres are PEFC (tm) certified
All UPM ProFi products are non-toxic and PVC free
UPM Biocomposites has been awarded several certificates, including PEFC and FSC. All UPM Biocomposites certificates are listed on Certificate Finder.