Dow Wins UPM Raflatac Label Life Award

TAMPERE, FINLAND | UPM Raflatac reports the winner of the Label Life Awards 2016 is Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business of The Dow Chemical Company. The awards recognize strong performance in responsible sourcing from the company's suppliers. The awards are dedicated to suppliers who develop sustainable business practices which are safe and friendly for the environment and beneficial to society. 

Dow presented The Dow Chemical Sustainability Footprint Tool that helps company employees and other players in the industry bring sustainability into the innovation process. The tool helps evaluate new projects through different facets of sustainability: social, economic, organizational, greenhouse gas emissions, water, and resource efficiency. It also facilitates sustainability education in the company.

"Congratulations to Dow,” says Sami Poukka, VP, Sourcing, UPM Raflatac. “We consider The Label Life Awards an important opportunity to recognize our suppliers' performance in responsible sourcing and share best practices. Our finalists' projects are inspiring and something we can all learn from. Going forward, we will deepen our partnerships with the finalists to design products that are fit for the future."

Patrick van Leeuwen, corporate account executive, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, says, "Each presentation brought something new and unique to the conversation which was valuable. The Label Life Awards format is extremely well-structured and encourages discussion and collaboration across the whole label value chain—suppliers, converters, and end-users. It's really important to work on sustainability together."

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