HELSINKI, June 11, 2020 (Press Release) -Self-adhesive label stock supplier UPM Raflatac has achieved sustainability certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Scheme ISCC PLUS at three of its factories and nine distribution terminals worldwide. The company is proud to make a change in the sustainable labels value chain and be one of the first adopters in the packaging industry to deliver this certification. UPM Raflatac’s ISCC PLUS certified products via mass-balance approach include UPM Raflatac Forest Film and UPM Raflatac PP C-PCR.
ISCC PLUS is one of the leading global sustainability certification schemes for a fully traceable supply chain to support the transition to a circular economy and bioeconomy. It allows biobased raw materials as well as waste and residue-based feedstock for plastic labels to be certified. The ISCC PLUS certification provides a strong external proof of sustainably managed raw materials and value chains for renewable and chemically recycled products. This truly sustainable packaging value chain brings customers and brand owners closer to their sustainability goals.
More and more companies in the self-adhesive label industry have made the commitment to transform the industry toward a circular economy, and UPM Raflatac has been a frontrunner in this charge. The company’s factories in Tampere, Finland; Nowa Wies, Poland; and Mills River, North Carolina, USA; as well as its distribution terminals with ISCC PLUS certification ensure that the whole supply chain is operating according to ISCC PLUS guidelines.
“From the beginning, it has been important to us that new raw materials we introduce to the market are coming from sustainable sources via a verifiable and transparent value chain. Hence it was clear that our Forest Film and PP C-PCR label materials must be externally verified. As ISCC Plus is a globally recognized high-quality certification scheme for biobased and circular plastic, it is an excellent choice for us to continue our journey,” says Oona Koski, Sustainability Manager at UPM Raflatac.
UPM Raflatac is leading in sustainable labeling through our innovative self-adhesive label materials and services. We offer high-quality paper and film label stock for branding and promotion, informational labels, and labels with functionality. We operate a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. Our company employees around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.6 billion (USD 1.8 billion) in 2019. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM.
We deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. We employ around 19,100 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. Our shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM Biofore – Beyond fossils.