World Rainforest Movement

Numerous organizations denounce the company UPM at the UN

A demand is being presented before the United Nations to verify the negative impacts and the possible violations of human rights in Uruguay due to the conditions established in the investment contract signed between the Finnish multinational UPM and the Uruguayan government for the installation of a new pulp mill in Uruguay.

“UPM decided to select and assess its preferred human rights impacts and said that such ‘decisions will be made with UPM’s best interests in mind’ protecting ‘UPM’s assets and information, financial success […] and growth’ as ‘critical […] for stakeholders’”, said Ville-Veikko Hirvelä, representing the complainant organizations. Read more  here.