UPM Raflatac has extended its CarbonNeutral product portfolio by achieving CarbonNeutral product certification for the whole Linerless product range. The certification is issued by Natural Capital Partners in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol.
Linerless labels can bring up to a 40 percent reduction in material usage compared to traditional labeling technologies, according to UPM. Direct thermal linerless market has seen approximately 15 percent year-on-year growth in recent years.
The carbon footprint measure of UPM Raflatac’s linerless products has already been certified by the Carbon Trust.
The Linerless products’ cradle-to-customer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are compensated in full through global projects that are verified to internationally recognized standards, such as the Gold Standard.
The actions UPM Raflatac has taken with linerless, according to the company, are part of its efforts to lead the label industry into a net-zero carbon emission future. UPM is among the first forest industry companies committed to the UN Business Ambition for 1.5 °C to take tangible actions to mitigate climate change.
UPM has also joined The Climate Pledge which commits the company to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040 – a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050.