Dow Chemical bags UPM Label Life Award 2016

March 17, 2016 - United Kingdom

Dow Packaging and Speciality Plastics has bagged the UPM Raflatac Label Life Awards 2016.

The UPM Raflatac Label Life Awards recognise 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 was one of four Label Life Awards finalists that were faced with a round of rigorous questioning from jury members during the event hosted at UPM Raflatac’s Wroclaw factory in Poland. The other finalists were DRT, Henkel, and Mondi.

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, organisational, greenhouse gas emissions, water and resource efficiency. It also facilitates sustainability education in the company, according to a press release.

Sami Poukka, vice president, sourcing, UPM Raflatac said, “Congratulations to Dow. We consider The Label Life Awards an important opportunity to recognise our suppliers’ performance in responsible sourcing and share best practices. Our finalists’ projects are inspiring and something we can all learn from.”

Patrick van Leeuwen, corporate account executive, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics said, “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.” (GK)