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UPM Raflatac, a global supplier of innovative and more sustainable self-adhesive paper and film products, recently won the 2023 Calvin Frost Elevation Sustainability Award at the 2023 Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (TLMI) Annual Meeting. This award acknowledges TLMI members that have made significant strides in environmental and social aspects of sustainability.
“This award is a testament to our sustainability commitments and industry leadership. We are honored to be recognized by such a prestigious organization in the world of packaging and labels,” stated Christian Szameit, National Sales Director, UPM Raflatac Americas.
UPM Raflatac works in many areas to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability. The company is making huge strides towards its 2030 commitments, including progress towards their certified paper commitment, as well as towards their CO2e reduction targets. This year EcoVadis has recognised UPM with a platinum score based on the company’s sustainability performance in the following four categories: Environment, Labour and human rights, Ethics and Sustainable procurement. Only one per cent of the 100,000 global companies assessed received platinum.
“UPM Raflatac has a wide range of products that are recognized by the Association of Plastics Recyclers, are FSC-certified, and include post-consumer recycled content. We are proud to honor all these outstanding companies for their unwavering commitment to excellence and sustainability in our industry,” said Linnea Keen, President, TLMI.
UPM responds to the growth in consumer demand with recyclable products that are made of responsibly-sourced, renewable raw materials. UPM delivers responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Fibres, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood.
As the industry leader in responsibility UPM is committed to the UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C and the science-based targets to mitigate climate change. They employ 17,000 people worldwide and their annual sales are approximately EUR 11.7 billion. UPM’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
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