Responsible sourcing at the foundation of UPM Raflatac's Label Life Awards 2018

(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 19 March 2018 at 11:00 EET) - At UPM Raflatac, responsible sourcing is the foundation of responsible business. With a diverse global supplier network such as ours, working together in partnership is essential in our journey toward a more sustainable future. To demonstrate the importance of responsible sourcing and to commit our suppliers to sustainability, we have created the Label Life Awards concept. This year, the Label Life Awards event will take place at the UPM-Kymmene head office in Helsinki, Finland on March 22, 2018.

"The Label Life Awards are the most visible way to demonstrate UPM Raflatac's commitment to responsible sourcing and responsible business practises. They are a special recognition for those UPM Raflatac suppliers who operate responsibly and enable us to identify potential areas for cooperation in the field of sustainability", says Maria Seppälä, Vice President, Sourcing, UPM Raflatac.

The UPM Raflatac Label Life Awards 2018 finalists are: 
·         BASF SE
·         Delfort Dunafin
·         Dow Consumer Solutions 
·         Henkel

The four finalists will present their projects to a jury of esteemed experts in the field of sustainable development. The jury members are: 
 
Hanna-Leena Pesonen, Professor in Corporate Environmental Management, Dean, University of Jyväskylä, Finland 
Riikka Sievänen, Advisor, Responsible Investment and Sustainability Services, KPMG
Sami Lundgren, Vice President, Environment and Responsibility, UPM-Kymmene Corporation 
Sakari Suuriniemi, Manager, Responsible Sourcing, UPM Raflatac 
Robert Taylor, Director, Sustainability, UPM Raflatac (Chairman of the jury) 

The winner will be announced during the evening gala on March 22. More information about the award-winning project and the other finalists will be available on UPM Raflatac's website and social media channels during and after the event.  

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For further information please contact:
Maria Seppälä, Vice President, Sourcing, UPM Raflatac, tel. +358 9427 37267

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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, we supply high-quality paper and film label stock for consumer product and industrial labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.5 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2017. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at www.upmraflatac.com.

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UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,300 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - www.upm.com

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