World Rainforest Movement

Statement against the second UPM pulp mill in Uruguay

At the end of July 2019, UPM confirmed that it will install a second pulp mill in Uruguay. This megaproject will produce up to 2.33 million tons of cellulose per year, this means significant environmental, social, and cultural damage. This project does not have social license. Several social organizations, local citizens’ groups, and stakeholders have expressed their concerns about the ways in which the megaproject will affect their lives and their concerns have not been properly addressed by the public consultation process. The latest version of the contract allows UPM to withdraw by giving only a one-year notice, without providing justification and without material consequences. Read the Declaration here