UPM in Uruguay sets a great example of the extent of contractor management
Contractors play an integral role in UPM’s operations in Uruguay. Whether at the Fray Bentos pulp mill, the Paso de los Toros construction site, on eucalyptus plantations, or in carinata fields or wood transportation, we want to ensure that our contractors and their employees enjoy exactly the same working conditions as all UPMers.
“Our contractors’ working conditions are a fundamental part of our social responsibility agenda. This point was addressed in our internal Human Rights Assessment, which highlights the unique characteristics of our contractor management system in Uruguay,” states Nina Norjama, social responsibility director at UPM.
Staying sustainable at sea
Dutch shipping company Royal Wagenborg transports UPM’s pulp from Finland to continental Europe. It’s a partnership grounded in sustainability.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Royal Wagenborg is today one of Europe’s largest players in dry-bulk shipping. From its headquarters in the Netherlands, the company manages more than 200 vessels performing some 4,500 voyages each year. This includes a monthly voyage for UPM, transporting pulp from Finland to Spain, and then onward to Italy.
Construction of the first housing blocks in Paso de los Toros completed
(UPM, Paso de los Toros, 5 May 2020) As part of the construction of UPM's Paso de los Toros pulp mill in Durazno department in central Uruguay, the housing solutions plan is progressing and the construction of the first housing blocks in Charrúa neighborhood in Paso de los Toros is completed. These blocks will be occupied by local workers from several Uruguayan companies as of May.
Sacyr acelera con su ferrocarril en Uruguay y se convierte en revulsivo económico
La española anticipará nueve meses la llegada del acero desde Europa para el Ferrocarril Central
Uno de los mayores proyectos de la cartera de Sacyr en Latinoamérica, el de la remodelación y mantenimiento del Ferrocarril Central de Uruguay, se ha convertido en antídoto contra la crisis generada por el Covid-19 en el país. Y la española está pisando el acelerador para asegurar el cumplimiento del calendario del contrato pese al contexto económico.
Can setting fire to a forest ever be a good thing?
15 years ago, Phryganophilus ruficollis, commonly known as the False darkling beetle and found in a few locations in Finland, was considered an ‘extremely endangered’ species. This beetle lives on dead broadleaved trees (and spruce) damaged by fire. Restoration studies conducted in 2007 in Suomussalmi by the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla), found that controlled burning on restoration sites caused a distinct increase in the numbers of beetle species - including Black fire beetles (Melanophila acuminata) and a flat bug, Aradus laeviusculus, which thrives in burnt forests.
Building stronger communities through local education in Uruguay
Jorge Ashby and Ernesto De Los Santos have a passion for education. When they are not working at UPM’s Fray Bentos pulp mill, the two can be found in the classroom of the local university and high school. By sharing their knowledge and experience with local students, they are educating the next generation of Uruguay’s workforce.
Since its inception in November 2007, UPM’s pulp mill in Fray Bentos has integrated into the community and helped transform it, both socially and economically.
Señalan a presidente de Uruguay apropiación de acuerdo ajeno
Montevideo, 16 may (Prensa Latina) Dirigentes del Frente Amplio de Uruguay señalan hoy que el presidente del país, Luis Lacalle Pou, presentó como propio un acuerdo del gobierno precedente y la empresa inversora de una planta de celulosa en favor del Estado.
En conferencia de prensa, Lacalle se ufanó de ahorrar 60 millones de dólares al transferir a la firma finlandesa UPM los gastos de construcción de infraestructuras viales necesarias para el futuro complejo fabril.