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Certified sustainability: Multiple UPM Raflatac sites around the world now hold ISCC PLUS certification

Self-adhesive label stock supplier UPM Raflatac has achieved sustainability certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Scheme ISCC PLUS at three of its factories and nine distribution terminals worldwide. The company is proud to make a change in the sustainable labels value chain and be one of the first adopters in the packaging industry to deliver this certification. UPM Raflatac’s ISCC PLUS certified products via mass-balance approach include UPM Raflatac Forest Film™ and UPM Raflatac PP C-PCR.

ISCC PLUS is one of the leading global sustainability certification schemes for a fully traceable supply chain to support the transition to a circular economy and bioeconomy. It allows biobased raw materials as well as waste and residue-based feedstock for plastic labels to be certified. The ISCC PLUS certification provides a strong external proof of sustainably managed raw materials and value chains for renewable and chemically recycled products. This truly sustainable packaging value chain brings customers and brand owners closer to their sustainability goals.

More and more companies in the self-adhesive label industry have made the commitment to transform the industry toward a circular economy, and UPM Raflatac has been a frontrunner in this charge. The company’s factories in Tampere, Finland; Nowa Wies, Poland; and Mills River, North Carolina, USA; as well as its distribution terminals with ISCC PLUS certification ensure that the whole supply chain is operating according to ISCC PLUS guidelines.

“From the beginning, it has been important to us that new raw materials we introduce to the market are coming from sustainable sources via a verifiable and transparent value chain. Hence it was clear that our Forest Film and PP C-PCR label materials must be externally verified. As ISCC Plus is a globally recognized high-quality certification scheme for biobased and circular plastic, it is an excellent choice for us to continue our journey,” says Oona Koski, Sustainability Manager at UPM Raflatac.