UPM Raflatac has received certification to the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System for its Malaysia labelstock manufacturing facility. The certification represents a significant step toward achieving one of the company’s major goals to have all UPM Raflatac production facilities ISO 14001 certified.
“The ISO14001 certification is an important milestone and has been one of the highest priorities for UPM Raflatac Malaysia in 2012,” says Nasuf Culha, general manager, UPM Raflatac Southeast Asia. “This achievement marks UPM Raflatac’s commitment and responsibility to the environment, an important testament for our customers and brand owners.”
The ISO 14001 certification includes the manufacture and slitting of self-adhesive paper and film labelstock. The factory will be reassessed annually to ensure that it is achieving its targets and continuously improving its environmental performance. ISO 14001 certification requires that an organization identifies and controls the environmental aspects and impacts of its activities, products or services, continually improves its environmental performance, and implements a systematic approach to setting and measuring the achievement of its environmental objectives and targets. The certificate is awarded by the British Standards Institution (BSI).
UPM Raflatac also announced the opening a new labelstock slitting and distribution terminal in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The terminal began operations in November and will supply both film and paper label materials to customers in Vietnam.
The new terminal demonstrates UPM Raflatac’s commitment to the Southeast Asian market. “Our presence in Vietnam will allow us to further expand and strengthen our customer network, by providing fast delivery, high quality products and technical support in this dynamic market,” says Culha.
“Customers in Vietnam have welcomed UPM Raflatac as a high quality global labelstock supplier. We have recognized our customers’ needs, and are excited to be able to provide our localized product and service offer, catering to both local and global customers and brand owners based in Vietnam,” says Poh-Keong Lee, country manager, Vietnam.