UPM Raflatac joins sustainable packaging coalition


Labelling solutions from UPM Raflatac (photo: UPM Raflatac)
Labelling solutions from UPM Raflatac (photo: UPM Raflatac)

UPM Raflatac (Helsinki, Finland), a global leader in the production of self-adhesive labelling solutions, has reinforced its commitment to sustainability by joining the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). The SPC is a membership-based collaborative led by an independent non-profit that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. UPM Raflatac joins more than 200 member companies, government officials and academic institutions. The company will also sponsor the upcoming SPC Advance conference in Pittsburgh this October.

Through strong member support, an informed and science-based approach, supply chain collaborations and continuous outreach, the SPC endeavours to build packaging systems that encourage economic prosperity and a sustainable flow of materials. Sustainability is one of the key drivers of UPM Raflatac's product development. UPM Raflatac supports environmental responsibility throughout the entire label lifecycle, from raw material sourcing to end-of-life treatment like recycling.

"We are honoured to join the Sustainable Packaging Coalition," says Tyler Matusevich, senior sustainability specialist, Americas, UPM Raflatac. "At UPM Raflatac, we leverage our in-house expertise, technology and capabilities to assess the environmental impacts of the label products we manufacture, and by joining this group featuring like-minded brand owners and manufacturers, we can work together for a more sustainable world in packaging design."