UPM Raflatac and FSC Netherlands start cooperation on sustainable labeling

Press Release 2.6.2016 14:00 EEST

(UPM Raflatac, Tampere, 2 June 2016 at 13:00 EET) - UPM Raflatac Netherlands has signed a cooperation agreement with FSC Netherlands. UPM Raflatac recognises the importance of sustainable forest management and its role in providing and promoting sustainable label products. Working together with FSC provides the opportunity to promote the benefits of sustainable forest management in the label and packaging industry.

"Our focus lies in increasing awareness of the importance of using forest-certified labels for brand owners. There is great potential for using FSC®-certified paper in the packaging industry and our partnership with FSC will support this development," says Jesse Rep, Country Manager of UPM Raflatac Netherlands.
"UPM Raflatac customers benefit from our cooperation with FSC. By choosing FSC-certified label products, we give our customers the assurance of the high level of corporate responsibility, and support the whole label value chain's sustainability targets. As a frontrunner in forest certification, UPM Raflatac Netherlands would like to offer a support service for Dutch label printers that want to become Chain of Custody certified. We welcome printers that are interested in being in contact with us," says Jesse Rep. 

Liesbeth Gort, Director of FSC Netherlands says: "We look forward to working together with UPM Raflatac to promote labels made from responsibly sourced paper from certified forests. This partnership not only stimulates an increase in the proportion of FSC-certified labels in the market, but also offers enormous potential to draw attention to sustainable forest management."

For further information please contact:
Jesse Rep, Country Manager, UPM Raflatac Netherlands, tel. +31 0683169885 
Miranda Mars, Network and Communication Manager, FSC Netherlands, tel. +31 302767220

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 labeling through a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. We employ around 2,900 people and made sales of EUR 1.4 billion in 2015. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM - The Biofore Company. Our logo license number is FSC®-C012530. 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 ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 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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FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. FSC-certified products are produced using wood from responsibly managed forests, from responsible sources or recycled materials. More information at www.fsc.org.