UPM Raflatac has achieved sustainability certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Scheme ISCC Plus at its Nancy factory in France. This certification is an addition to UPM Raflatac’s already extensive ISCC Plus certification portfolio. UPM Raflatac’s ISCC Plus products are certified via a mass-balance approach.
“Three of our factories and 14 of our distribution terminals around the world already hold the ISCC Plus certification. The new certification in Nancy is a great addition to our ISCC Plus certification portfolio. It provides a strong external proof of sustainably managed raw materials and value chains for renewable and chemically recycled products,” says Suvi Rasa, UPM Raflatac’s Sustainability Manager.
UPM Raflatac aims to be the first label material company beyond fossils. To enable the transformation from fossil-based materials to renewables or recycled content, and from a linear to a circular economy, it is important that the raw materials come from sustainable sources via a verifiable and transparent value chain. 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. The certification scheme allows biobased raw materials as well as waste and residue-based feedstock for plastic labels to be certified.
“Reducing unnecessary plastic packaging is a top priority for many of our customers. We have received several formal requests from various industrial segments to actively support the transformation towards more sustainable packaging. Our factory has a key role to play within the packaging industry value chain, so I’m very proud that we have achieved the ISCC Plus certification. The certification strengthens our ability to support the market needs and promote more sustainable packaging value chain,” says François Borca, the General Manager at Nancy factory.
Nancy factory is located in North-East of France and has started operations in 1990. The factory employs around 190 people. The factory is specialised in wine and spirits product labeling, but also some other special product ranges for retail, logistic, pharmaceutical, food or industrial end-use segments are produced on the site.