UPM Raflatac’s labelstock plant in Dixon, IL, USA, has received ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System certification. The certification represents “a significant step toward achieving one of the company’s major goals for its labelstock and RFID facilities worldwide: developing Environmental Management Systems (EMS) that operate in accordance with an internationally recognized standard,” according to a company statement.
UPM Raflatac has been active in environmental sustainability, making investments to reduce production waste, ensure the responsible use of raw materials and promote recycling. Among notable achievements, says Laura Cummings, the company’s sustainability and environmental manager, UPM Raflatac pioneered the use of solvent-free adhesives and silicones, received multi-site chain-of-custody certification from prominent forest certification organizations, and has rolled out an environmentally preferable RafEco product portfolio.
“Environmental sustainability is one of UPM Raflatac’s core values,” she says. “Our customers know that we are fully engaged in environmental sustainability efforts and that they can depend on us as a working partner and collaborator in protecting our environment, sharing our knowledge and experience and meeting the needs of end users and consumers.”