Working toward a more sustainable future in packaging design: UPM Raflatac joins Sustainable Packaging Coalition

 (UPM Raflatac, Mills River, NC, USA, August 17, 2017 at 17:00 EET) - 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 Nina Goodrich, Executive Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition. "We look forward to having another voice and perspective within the coalition."

"We are honored to join the Sustainable Packaging Coalition," says Tyler Matusevich, Senior Sustainability Specialist, Americas, UPM Raflatac. "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."

Labels matter and they can have a significant influence on the sustainability of packaging. That's why UPM Raflatac aims to be the pressure-sensitive label industry's sustainability leader and partner of choice.   

Learn more about UPM Raflatac's sustainability initiatives »

For further information please contact:
Tyler Matusevich, Senior Sustainability Specialist, UPM Raflatac, tel. +1-828-318-7871, tyler.matusevich@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 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion) in 2016. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Find out more at www.upmraflatac.com.

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UPM
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. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,300 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

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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, we work in a constructive atmosphere to provide thought leadership and bring our members together to strengthen and advance the business case for more sustainable packaging. Learn more at sustainablepackaging.org.