UPM Raflatac awarded FSC and PEFC certification for Malaysian labelstock

Thursday, 05 December, 2013

UPM Raflatac has been awarded FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) Chain of Custody certifications for labelstock produced in its Asia-Pacific factories.

The certifications confirm that UPM Raflatac paper labelstock carrying the FSC or PEFC logo has been manufactured using raw materials from sustainably managed forests.

The certifications were granted for labelstock produced at its Malaysia factory and for its slitting and distribution operations in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and India. This means that all UPM Raflatac factories in the Asia-Pacific region are now PEFC and FSC certified.

“We have seen demand rising for FSC- and PEFC-certified products and are proud to be able to supply these materials to our customers,” said Jouni Komulainen, general manager of UPM Raflatac Southeast Asia.

“A clear chain of custody is crucial also to retailers. They can underline their sustainability credentials to consumers, who in turn can make more responsible buying decisions.”

The certification plays an important role in verifying compliance with legislation aimed at preventing the placement of illegally logged wood fibre on the market.

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