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Kuopio planned billion-dollar pulp mill

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The Finnish-owned entities Finnpulp planning the establishment of a new pulp mill in Finland. The project has a budget of € 1.4 billion.

Finnish forestry company Finnpulp planning the establishment of a new pulp mill in Finland. According to the company investment project has a budget of up to EUR 1.4 billion.

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Safety induction helps in recognising the risks at your workplace

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In 2012, UPM was far behind the industry standard in safety performance. That is why we initiated a programme called The Step Change in Safety. We set ambitious targets for it and got on with it.

After three years, we have improved our performance considerably: not just reached our target of LTAF* 5 but exceeded it. The newly announced results can be seen here.

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New big investment in pulp mill

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A new bio refinery is planned to be built in Finland. It will be the third of its kind and this time the location is Kemijärvi. According to the Finnish Forest Centre, the refinery will cost EUR 700–800 million and employ about 1,000 people. Heikki Nivala at the centre does not reveal yet who is behind the project. He mentions that an industrial operator is involved in it. The project in Kemijärvi is clearly smaller than the planned refineries in Äänekoski and Kuopio.

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”We have learned it the hard way”

troncos finlandia”We have learned it the hard way”

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Stora Enso CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström discusses the company and its future in the article. The company has been criticised in the media lately as it has entered markets like Brazil, China and Pakistan. Sundström says that Stora Enso does not have international experience like, for example, Ericsson which has had operation in other countries for over 100 years.

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UPM on the rise - highest valuation since 2009

UPM Logo and PlantUPM on the rise - highest valuation since 2009

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UPM's share development since the start of the year has been impressive - the shares have been up 34.4 percent. In recent years, UPM has been regarded as more affordable than its competitor Stora Enso but now the tables have turned. Stora Enso's P/E ratio for this year is 13.2 and, compared to its valuation in recent years, it seems a little undervalued.

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España: Premio al pionero que demostró el valor de la biodiversidad

tilman espanaEspaña: Premio al pionero que demostró el valor de la biodiversidad

El profesor David Tilman ha sido premiado con el Premio Fronteras del Conocimiento en la categoría de Ecología y Biología de la Conservación.
"Las consecuencias de las perturbaciones que produce el ser humano en la naturaleza pueden ser peores de lo que vemos ahora mismo", advertía el catedrático de Ecología Jordi Bascompte, secretario del jurado en la categoría de Ecología y Biología de la Conservación de los Premios Fronteras del Conocimiento de la Fundación BBVA.

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