Human Rights Policy

Freedom of Engagement 

We believe that everyone has the right to engage in work and to pursue a freely chosen occupation as a result of their own free will and needs, as opposed to being forced in any way by any other party. UPM forbids the use of slavery, servitude, the use of prison labour or forcibly indentured labour.

Children and Young Workers

One of our highest principles as a company is that we stand firmly against the inappropriate employment of young workers. We do not endorse child labour and we do not employ children however we fully support educational and training related programs and apprenticeships that enrich their formal education.

Equality of Opportunity

We regard ourselves as an equal opportunity employer, which means that we pledge not to discriminate against employees based on race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We celebrate our differences as an international workforce in our interconnected global marketplace. We aim to attract, develop promote and retain the best employees based on ability and professional expertise, from across the whole population. We believe that all our employees have the right to work in a respectful environment and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment in any circumstance.


We acknowledge that offering competitive pay is a way of attracting and retaining top talent and we are therefore confident that our wages are competitive and comparable to or better than the industry standard. We fully comply with the applicable legal obligations regarding our compensation policy as a company, either meeting or exceeding the minimum legal wage. We provide our employees with complete transparency and clear communication on our competitive pay policy.

Freedom of Association

UPM employees are free to join or decide to refrain from joining legally authorized associations or organizations that support their interest.

Relationships with Indigenous People

UPM respects the rights, cultures and principles of indigenous people in our business practices and our workplace. We align ourselves with all legislation that upholds and protects their requirements, concerns and goals which are incorporated into our framework of company values.