UPM disposes of an enormous pool of carbon credits for different offsetting needs. We offer Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from CDM projects for the compliance carbon market and Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) for the voluntary carbon market. Clients may also purchase highly respected Gold Standard CERs or VERs if they have additional sustainability requirements.
Buyers can choose carbon credits from the following project types:
- Fuel Switch to Biomass
- Landfill Gas (LFG)
- Waste Heat Recovery (WHR)
- Waste Water Treatment (WWT) and
In terms of geography, all our carbon offsets originate from carefully selected emission reduction projects in China and Pakistan.
UPM’s dedicated expert team of sales professionals is committed to fulfilling your individual compliance or offsetting demand by creating tailor-made carbon credit supply solutions.
We dispose of exceptional emissions trading know-how and are well prepared to market our carbon credit portfolio to customers in primary and secondary carbon markets via all available distribution channels. Any Emission Reduction Purchase Agreement (ERPAs) concluded by UPM is based on the latest market standards and best practice.
For more information on our carbon credit sales, please contact UPM’s sales department.
Compliance Buyers need to be absolutely certain to always receive the required amount of carbon credits without any delay.
Therefore, UPM has established a highly professional and hands-on management approach for the entire carbon value chain, from project sourcing through to the commercialisation of carbon credits. Our strong local presence, strict project due diligence, efficient project development and accurate monitoring services enable UPM to minimize the delivery risks for its compliance credits.
Sales of compliance carbon credit streams are usually characterized by large transaction value, a long time horizon and a volatile market. As a consequence, these sales are complex and need to be prepared very prudently in close co-ordination with interested buyers. UPM is convinced that stable long-term business relations to compliance buyers, based on mutual trust and a fair alignment of interest are key to success.
Furthermore, UPM’s emissions traders are very flexible and innovative in finding the deal type, price structure, volume split as well as delivery and payment schedule that best match the risk/return expectations of buyer and seller. UPM guarantees that each and any carbon credit transaction is carried through in time with due care in the most transparent and reliable way.
Of course, all of UPM’s compliance credits available for purchase are fully eligible in the EU ETS.
For more information on our compliance carbon credit sales, please contact UPM’s sales department.
In contrast to compliance buyers with mandatory emission reduction targets, voluntary buyers, such as service and retail companies or individuals, have an intrinsic motivation to reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate global warming. They can do so using compliance credits but most of them seek to purchase carbon credits from projects that typically have additional benefits and tangible effects over and above emission reduction including:
- poverty alleviation, job creation and income generation
- protection of nature and biodiversity
- improvements of air, soil and water quality
- participation and involvement of local communities
- creation of education opportunities
- technology transfer
- better nutrition, sanitation and health situation
- higher agricultural output etc.
For this customer group, each ton of carbon purchased from an emission reduction project is not only a compliance duty but also an active commitment and contribution to sustainable development. Many voluntary offsetters are interested in promoting these activities to show that they are taking responsibility for the world and the people in developing countries or regions they support via the projects.
UPM has compiled a selection of top-tier offset projects for our customers in the voluntary market. All of UPM’s voluntary projects are certified to the world’s premier and most accepted quality standards, such as the Gold Standard (GS) and the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). We ensure that our offsets are created in truly sustainable projects with measurable and verifiable benefits for the people in the target regions. One example is the Gold Standard VER Project in China’s Sichuan Province that provides clean biogas for poor rural farmer households.
For more information on our voluntary carbon credit sales, please contact UPM’s sales department.