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Henkel wins UPM Raflatac’s Label Life Awards 2018

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Label Life Awards recognizes strong sustainable performance from its suppliers.

HELSINKI, Finland—UPM Raflatac has announced that Henkel and its educational initiatives as the winner of the Label Life Awards 2018 at the UPM head office in Helsinki, Finland.

UPM Raflatac’s Label Life Awards recognizes strong sustainable performance from its suppliers who develop sustainable business practices beneficial for both the environment and society.

“I would like to congratulate Henkel for this great achievement. The Label Life Awards is an important opportunity for UPM Raflatac to recognize our suppliers’ sustainability performance and share best practices between the suppliers. All the initiatives that were presented by the four finalists were inspiring and something we can all learn from,” comments UPM Raflatac vice-president, sourcing, Maria Seppälä.

Henkel’s award winning approach consists of two initiatives; International Forscherwelt (Researcher’s World) initiative and Sustainability School Project where Henkel’s employees visit elementary schools as part of Henkel’s Sustainability Ambassador Program.

The jury emphasized the overall positive societal impact of Henkel’s initiatives. The initiatives have a wider societal impact on the children particularly in developing countries and countries in transition. Further more the initiative was considered very motivating and engaging for the employees at Henkel.

“We are very pleased to receive this kind of recognition from one of our key customers. Winning the Label Life Awards means a lot to us because everything we do is created with the consumer in mind, and we have put a lot of effort into our sustainability initiatives. This award will really inspire everybody to do more,” states Henkel senior key account and labels business development manager Greg Douglas.

“Sustainability has been part of our DNA for decades, since the beginning and ecological and social aspects are integrated into our business,” adds Henkel sustainability manager and head of Henkel Forscherwelt Ute Krupp.

UPM Raflatac will continue to work together with the finalists; Henkel, Dow Consumer Solutuons, BASF SE and Delfort Dunafin, towards labeling a smarter future.

UPM Raflatac
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, it supplies high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. It employs around 3,000 people and made sales of €1.5 billion (CDN $2.4 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM – The Biofore Company. Find out more at

Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2017, Henkel reported sales of 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of around 3.5 billion euros. Combined sales of the respective top brands of the three business units – Loctite, Schwarzkopf and Persil – amounted to €6.4 billion (CDN ~$10.3 billion). Henkel employs more than 53,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. For more information, visit

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Photographer: Rami appalainen, Mediapool


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