UPM Raflatac joins Sustainable Packaging Coalition
UPM is working toward a more sustainable future in packaging design.
August 18, 2017
by Canadian Packaging staff
MILLS RIVER, NC—UPM Raflatac, a global leader in the production of self-adhesive labeling solutions, has reinforced its commitment to building a more sustainable world by joining the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC).
The SPC is a membership-based collaborative led by an independent non-profit that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. UPM Raflatac joins more than 200 member companies, government officials and academic institutions. UPM Raflatac will also sponsor The SPC’s upcoming SPC Advance conference in Pittsburgh this October.
Through strong member support, an informed and science-based approach, supply chain collaborations and continuous outreach, the SPC endeavors to build packaging systems that encourage economic prosperity and a sustainable flow of materials.
Sustainability is one of the key drivers of UPM Raflatac’s product development – the company’s labels are sustainable by design.
UPM Raflatac supports environmental responsibility throughout the entire label lifecycle, from raw material sourcing to end-of-life treatment like recycling.
“Having a full scope of the considerations that go into making more sustainable packaging is vital,” says Sustainable Packaging Coalition executive director Nina Goodrich. “We look forward to having another voice and perspective within the coalition.”
UPM Raflatac senior sustainability specialist, Americas Tyler Matusevich states: “We are honored to join the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. At UPM Raflatac, we leverage our in-house expertise, technology and capabilities to assess the environmental impacts of the label products we manufacture, and by joining this group featuring like-minded brand owners and manufacturers, we can work together for a more sustainable world in packaging design.”
UPM Raflatac is one of the world’s leading producers of self-adhesive label materials, supplying high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. The company employs around 3,000 people, with sales of €1.4 billion (~CDN$2.08 billion) in 2016. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM – The Biofore Company. Find out more at www.upmraflatac.com.
Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Its products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable and serve customers around the globe. The group employs around 19,300 people and its annual sales are approximately €10 billion (~CDN$15 billion). More information on UPM – The Biofore Company at www.upm.com.
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition is a membership-based collaborative led by an independent non-profit that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. Using an objective life-cycle-based approach, it works in a constructive atmosphere to provide thought leadership and bring members together to strengthen and advance the business case for more sustainable packaging. Learn more at www.sustainablepackaging.org.
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