"I would like to congratulate Henkel for this great achievement. The Label Life Awards is an important opportunity for UPM Raflatac to recognize our suppliers' sustainability performance and share best practices between the suppliers. All the initiatives that were presented by the four finalists were inspiring and something we can all learn from," comments Maria Seppälä, Vice President, Sourcing, UPM Raflatac.
Henkel's award winning approach consists of two initiatives; International Forscherwelt (Researcher's World) initiative and Sustainability School Project where Henkel's employees visit elementary schools as part of Henkel's Sustainability Ambassador Program.
The jury emphasized the overall positive societal impact of Henkel's initiatives.The initiatives have a wider societal impact on the children particularly in developing countries and countries in transition. Further more the initiative was considered very motivating and engaging for the employees at Henkel.
"We are very pleased to receive this kind of recognition from one of our key customers. Winning the Label Life Awards means a lot to us because everything we do is created with the consumer in mind, and we have put a lot of effort into our sustainability initiatives. This award will really inspire everybody to do more," adds Greg Douglas, Senior Key Account & Labels Business Development Manager, Henkel.
"Sustainability has been part of our DNA for decades, since the beginning and ecological and social aspects are integrated into our business," Ute Krupp, Sustainability Manager and Head of Henkel Forscherwelt, Henkel continues.
UPM Raflatac will continue to work together with the finalists; Henkel, Dow Consumer Solutuons, BASF SE and Delfort Dunafin, towards labeling a smarter future