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UPM Raflatac receives TLMI LIFE certification

August 11, 2009

The pressure sensitive materials supplier is the fourth company to be certified for its environmental best practices.

UPM Raflatac has been awarded LIFE certification from TLMI, the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute. Project LIFE – Label Initiative For the Environment – was developed in order to assist TLMI members in finding cost effective ways to reduce their companies’ environmental footprint. LIFE is a program designed specifically for the narrow web marketplace and addresses four key elements of the narrow web printing and converting industry: clean production, energy and greenhouse gases, product and environmentally preferable materials and management practices.

“Like many other TLMI members, we recognize that addressing sustainability issues is necessary for businesses to compete successfully today,” says Laura Cummings, UPM Raflatac’s sustainability and environmental manager. “All kinds of stakeholders – customers, employees, neighbors, regulatory agencies, and shareholders – are interested in the environmental aspects of a company’s operations and products. We believe it’s important that an industry proactively confronts sustainability issues and credibly responds to stakeholder concerns. Waiting for industry outsiders to identify weaknesses or shortcomings is not an option and that’s why we were eager to support TLMI’s LIFE program.

“We congratulate TLMI for creating this program that members can use to efficiently develop credible, transparent and comprehensive environmental management systems,” Cummings continues. “With LIFE certification in place, members can begin to communicate confidently with stakeholders about their sustainability projects, strategies and goals for the future. It’s critical that our industry anticipates sustainability questions that are being asked with increasing frequency. We believe that LIFE provides an excellent foundation for any company exploring sustainability issues and strategies. We support LIFE, and welcome the opportunity to share our experience with TLMI members.”

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