Press release: UPM Raflatac Mexico first supplier in label industry to achieve Clean Industry certification

(UPM Raflatac, Mills River, NC, USA, February 5, 2016 at 17:00 EET) - UPM Raflatac has recently received Clean Industry certification for its label stock slitting and distribution operations in Tultitlan, Mexico. To date, UPM Raflatac's Mexico facility is the first of its kind in the label industry to be awarded this certification.

To achieve Clean Industry certification, companies like UPM Raflatac must meet the legal requirements for environmental protection established by The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) in Mexico. They must also undergo a systematic evaluation of manufacturing procedures and processes (such as environmental impacts and waste management), identify any potential risks and successfully implement applicable preventive and corrective measures.

"We are proud to be the first label stock supplier in the region to receive this highly-respected honor," says Jose Garcia, Sales Director & General Manager, Mexico, Central America & Caribbean. "In addition to all of our other certifications, we believe that Clean Industry certification reinforces UPM Raflatac's commitment to protecting the environment and furthers our goal of becoming the number one supplier in Mexico. Achievements like this are wonderful, concrete examples of our promise to provide high-quality, sustainable label materials complemented by the most customer-oriented service in the industry."

For further information please contact:
Jose Garcia, Sales Director & General Manager, Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, UPM Raflatac, tel. +52 1 55 9195 7230, jose.garcia@upmraflatac.com

UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac is one of the world's leading producers of self-adhesive label materials. We supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labelling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 2,800 people and made sales of USD 1.5 billion (EUR 1.2 billion) in 2014. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at www.upmraflatac.com.

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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 Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 20,000 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - www.upm.com