All papers sourced by UPM Raflatac, whether used as a face paper or a release liner in its labelling materials, are now certified under a credible third-party forest certification scheme, six years ahead of its 2030 target.
The quickly evolving regulatory environment puts a growing pressure on companies to improve the traceability of their raw materials, as well as responsible sourcing practices.
By having all its papers certified under FSC C012530, PEFC/02-31-196 or PEFC-endorsed forest certification systems, UPM Raflatac can support its customers in achieving their responsible sourcing targets.
“Reaching our 2030 target this far in advance is a significant milestone that we could not have achieved without the support and close collaboration of our suppliers, and the drive and commitment of our employees,” said Maria Seppala, VP sourcing at UPM Raflatac.
“Third-party forest certification is one important element in our responsible sourcing approach, combined with supplier assessment and development activities, as well as continuous risk monitoring and management.”
UPM Raflatac’s ambition is to be the world’s first label materials company beyond fossils, and at the end of 2021, the company set itself ambitious targets to speed up the journey towards this goal.
In practice, this means increasing the use of certified papers and traceability of other bio-based materials, working at the factories and with suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and developing innovative products and services that help brand owners take climate action and meet their own climate goals.
The Climate Review 2022 describes UPM Raflatac’s progress in 2022 in three key areas – forest and land, emissions and efficiency, and products and services. These areas form the backbone of the company’s ambitious climate targets set for 2030.
The Climate Review 2023 will be published in 2024.