Raflatac Achieves ISO Certification for Labelstock Manufacturing Facility
MILLS RIVER, N.C.—UPM Raflatac has received ISO Environmental Management System certification for its labelstock factory in Dixon, Ill. This certification represents a significant step toward achieving one of the company’s major goals for its labelstock and RFID facilities worldwide: developing Environmental Management Systems (EMS) that operate in accordance with an internationally recognized standard. With a fully developed EMS, the Illinois factory joins other UPM Raflatac facilities in the United States, Europe, and China.
UPM Raflatac has committed itself to environmental sustainability by making investments to reduce production waste, ensure the responsible use of raw materials, and promote recycling. From the company’s use of solvent-free adhesives and silicones; to the receipt of multi-site chain-of-custody certification from prominent forest certification organizations; to the rollout of its environmentally preferable RafEco™ product portfolio, UPM Raflatac has embedded environmental sustainability into its business.
“Environmental sustainability is one of UPM Raflatac’s core values,” says Laura Cummings, sustainability and environmental manager. “Our customers know that we are fully engaged in environmental sustainability efforts and that they can depend on us as a working partner and collaborator in protecting our environment, sharing our knowledge and experience, and meeting the needs of end-users and consumers.”