UPM Raflatac reaches its all papers certified target years ahead of time

Press Release 10.1.2024 13:00 EET

All papers sourced by UPM Raflatac, whether used as a face paper or a release liner in its labeling materials, are now certified under a credible third-party forest certification scheme. Having all papers certified is one of UPM Raflatac’s 2030 responsible sourcing and climate targets, which was now achieved six years ahead of time.

“Reaching our 2030 target this far in advance is a significant milestone that we could not have achieved without the support and close collaboration of our suppliers, and the drive and commitment of our employees. Third-party forest certification is one important element in our responsible sourcing approach, combined with supplier assessment and development activities, as well as continuous risk monitoring and management,” says Maria Seppälä, VP Sourcing, UPM Raflatac.

The quickly evolving regulatory environment puts a growing pressure on companies to improve the traceability of their raw materials as well as responsible sourcing practices. By having all its papers certified under FSC™ (FSC C012530), PEFC (PEFC/02-31-196) or PEFC-endorsed forest certification systems, UPM Raflatac can support its customers in achieving their responsible sourcing targets.

UPM Raflatac’s ambition is to be the world’s first label materials company beyond fossils. At the end of 2021, the company set itself ambitious targets to speed up the journey towards this goal. In practice, this means increasing the use of certified papers and traceability of other biobased materials, working at the factories and with suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and developing innovative products and services that help brand owners take climate action and meet their own climate goals.

The Climate Review 2022 describes UPM Raflatac’s progress in 2022 in three key areas: forest and land, emissions and efficiency, and products and services. These areas form the backbone of the company’s ambitious climate targets set for 2030. The Climate Review 2023 will be published in spring 2024.

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For further information please contact:
Sonja Muurinen, Manager, Responsible Sourcing, UPM Raflatac, sonja.muurinen@upmraflatac.com

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UPM Raflatac offers high-quality self-adhesive paper and film products including label materials, graphics solutions and removable self-adhesive products. We operate 12 factories and deliver our innovative and sustainable products through our global network of distribution terminals. We are one of UPM’s growth businesses and employ around 3,300 people. Our sales reached almost EUR 2 billion (USD 2,1 billion) in 2022. Find out how we are labeling a smarter future beyond fossils at www.upmraflatac.com.

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