for a future with zero net carbon emissions, UPM Raflatac will increase the use of certified fibers and traceability of biobased materials, will promote the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and will develop innovative products and services.
UPM is among the first companies in the forest industry to commit to the UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C aim to take tangible action to mitigate climate change. UPM has also joined The Climate Pledge, which commits the company to achieving annual net zero carbon emissions by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement's 2050 target. As part of UPM, UPM Raflatac aims to reduce or replace the virgin fossil carbon sources that are added to the carbon cycle.
“Our ambition is also to design better solutions for the packaging industry through the intelligent use of materials and increased recyclability and reuse. For us, the climate has been a strategic issue for several years, so we are not starting from scratch. Forest Film™, RAFNXT+, Linerless, RafCycle™ and Label Life are examples of products and services we have already launched to help our customers reduce their packaging footprint. And we have exciting new developments on the way,” he says. Robert Taylor, Director of Sustainability at UPM Raflatac.
UPM Raflatac has taken great steps to make its production more sustainable. Six of its ten factories run entirely on renewable electricity and the company has reduced greenhouse gas emissions from its factories by 47% since 2015. A large part of UPM Raflatac's products use certified materials from managed forests as carbon sinks. carbon, and this number will continue to rise in the future.