All UPM Raflatac Facilities in Europe Now FSC and PEFC Certified

Sept. 7, 2011 - UPM Raflatac said that it has achieved both FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody certifications for a range of labelstock produced at its Nancy factory in France and for the slitting and distribution operations in Osnago, Italy.

All UPM Raflatac factories in Europe are now FSC and PEFC certified, the company said.

"Achieving chain of custody certification for all our European factories is a significant milestone towards our aim to supply products that are sustainable over their lifecycle and to increase our range of eco-labelled products," said Robert Taylor, Environmental Director, Engineered Materials, UPM.

FSC (the Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) chain of custody tracks certified material from the forest to the final labelstock product, and guarantees that the material comes from sustainably managed, legally logged forests.

The Nancy factory is the main UPM Raflatac site manufacturing wine labelstock in Europe. "We are proud to be able to supply certified materials to our customers. Behind the certification lies a lot of hard work, and this achievement is a testimony to our commitment to environmental responsibility," said Jean-Michel Foy, General Manager of UPM Raflatac France.

UPM Raflatacís facilities are annually audited to verify their continued compliance with the certification requirements.