UPM Raflatac embraces 360 degree sustainability approach for Labelexpo and beyond

UPM Raflatac, a global supplier of innovative and sustainable labeling materials, will take its company-wide 360°sustainability approach one step further at Labelexpo Americas by calculating their event participation footprint, minimizing waste and offsetting CO2 emissions in collaboration with event management company Tapaus.

“We take a 360°sustainability approach to our business by applying the principles of reduce, recycle, renew, and reuse through responsible sourcing, sustainable operations and logistics, all the way to innovative products and services. Having the opportunity to partner with Tapaus for Labelexpo allows us to identify the potential climate impact of our booth at the event and then compensate for the booth’s carbon footprint,” stated Ashley Drew, Sustainability Manager, UPM Raflatac, Americas.

As part of their climate calculations, Tapaus factors in the climate impacts of transports, structures, tech, catering, and waste. Tapaus then offsets the carbon footprint through high-quality climate compensation projects with reliable certifications delivered by the Tricorona company. Project examples include increasing solar and wind energy, planting trees and water filtration.   

In addition, UPM Raflatac is participating in a waste management initiative organized by TLMI and Convergen Energy in partnership with Labelexpo Americas. This initiative aims to save printed materials at Labelexpo from landfill. During the expo, UPM Raflatac will be delivering waste such as label stock, paper and film release liners, and matrix waste to show organizers. Convergen will collect this waste and process it to create fuel pellets, which are used as a substitute for coal.

At UPM Raflatac’s booth 515, attendees will be able to see the company’s latest innovations including the Ocean Action Label and UPM Raflatac OptiCut™ DT Linerless. The company will display many of its sustainable solutions, such as UPM Raflatac Forest Film™, PP PCR and UPM Raflatac RAFNXT+ products certified as CarbonNeutral®*

Labelexpo 2022 takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, between 13-15 September.

*Selected RAFNXT+ label materials are also available as CarbonNeutral® certified by Climate Impact Partners in accordance with the CarbonNeutral Protocol.

UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac is leading in sustainable labeling through our innovative self-adhesive label materials and services. We offer high-quality paper and film label stock for branding and promotion, informational labels, and labels with functionality. We operate a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. Our company employs around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.7 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2021. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM. Find out how we are labeling a smarter future beyond fossils at www.upmraflatac.com.