|UPM calculates carbon footprint of its paper products
UPM has launched carbon footprint calculations for its paper products to assist its customers to estimate their own carbon footprint. Carbon footprint calculations are available for the customers as part of the Paper Profile.
The basis for UPM's carbon footprint calculations are the ten elements of
the Carbon Footprint Framework for Paper and Board Products developed by
the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI).
The data used in UPM's calculations is based on annual averages of specific
paper machine lines. The figures refer to fossil CO2 emissions, which are
the most important greenhouse gas emissions of paper industry.
"We want to provide our customers with data in a consistent form to assist
them in estimating their own impact on the environment as accurately as
possible. The Paper Profile includes essential information on different
environmental parameters as well as product composition. The carbon
footprint calculation attached to it widens the scope of the document
further," says Ms Päivi Rissanen, Environmental Manager.