HELSINKI, June 14, 2018 (Press Release) -UPM Raflatac has made further strides towards delivering a smarter and more sustainable future with the announcement that all its main HD liners for standard PP and PE films in EMEIA will come from certified sources by the end of 2018. Forest certification takes a lifecycle approach across the entire forest supply chain, ensuring that wood-based products are sourced from responsibly managed forests.
This is just the latest in the company's drive to create film labeling solutions that excel in sustainability. As part of its ecodesign philosophy, the company's first step is always to use responsibly sourced raw materials, with the goal being to only use wood raw material from certified sources by 2030. UPM Raflatac has also expanded its range of certified label faces for many end-use segments to make it easier for label converters and brand owners to make sustainable choices.
"We are very proud to announce that sustainability will soon be standard for our main HD liners, with HD70 and HD Lite to be made from FSC certified raw material by the end of 2018," says Noora Markkanen, Senior Specialist, Sustainability, UPM Raflatac. "This means our entire PP and PE product offering will be available with a forest-certified liner - another step towards us labeling a smarter future."
UPM Raflatac is labeling a smarter future by developing innovative and sustainable labeling solutions complemented with world-class service. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at www.upmraflatac.com.
UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.