UPMRaflatac

Our sustainability commitments

Join us in making a lasting difference with sustainable bio and circular innovations.

 

As our partner, you are part of revolutionizing
the sustainability of packaging

Consumer demand for sustainable products and solutions has never been higher. In a 2020 survey by McKinsey, 79% of consumers said they consider the sustainability of packaging in their purchasing decisions. As one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, UPM Raflatac plays a crucial role in driving more sustainable labeling solutions, free of fossil fuels.

The solutions we offer for our customers are the product of continuous development of innovative future solutions. Our commitment to sustainability allows our customers to provide the best sustainable options to consumers without compromising end-product performance. By working with us, you are contributing to a critical mission – a future beyond fossils.

 

Sustainability at UPM Raflatac

Sustainability is at the core of how we operate. Read more about our actions, and find out how by working with us, you are part of building a more sustainable future.

 

We are aligned with the UPM Group’s climate ambition

Ambitiously towards a future beyond fossils

 
 

We are contributing to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

We are actively promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development published by the UN. In addition to participating in global initiatives, such as the UN Global Compact LEAD, we also work with several local expert organizations to promote and achieve the SDGs. ​

We have defined goals for improvement in the areas where our negative impact is consequential, and on the other hand, where the potential for positive impact is the greatest. While we take note of all SDGs, we focus on eight of the most relevant ones where our contribution is the most valuable. An example of a concrete action with a powerful impact is our Biofore Site program, which measures factory performance and sustainability based on nearly 40 indicators.

 
 
 

What is the purpose of SDGs?

 

Increased environmental, social and economic
production site performance

With the SDGs in mind, we developed the Biofore Site program that aims to improve our production sites’ environmental, social and economic performance to meet UPM’s 2030 targets while taking our stakeholders' focus areas into consideration.

For instance, switching to fully renewable electricity in 6 (out of our 10) sites has contributed to a 47% reduction in our operational and purchased energy emissions since 2015. A continuous improvement approach helps improve site performance and develop the sustainable solutions we offer our customers.

Learn more about UPM’s 2030 targets

 

The Biofore Site program facilitates the growth of a strong sustainability culture and employee engagement while increasing transparency. Our contribution to SDG 12, in which packaging is part of sustainable consumption and production, is particularly relevant.

Read more about the Biofore Site program

 

Demonstrating our commitment to SDGs

To reach carbon neutrality, the imperative is to act now
Blog | 05/09/2022 08:59:00 | 4 min

To reach carbon neutrality, the imperative is to act now

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UPM Raflatac Poland now powered entirely by renewable electricity
News | 03/15/2021 10:31:17 | 2 min

UPM Raflatac Poland now powered entirely by renewable electricity

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Corporate Knights recognises UPM on the 22nd place among the 100 most sustainable corporations
News | 01/25/2021 08:00:00 | 2 min

Corporate Knights recognises UPM on the 22nd place among the 100 most sustainable corporations

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