Domtar products are part of everyday living for people around the world, and the forests where our products originate are home to a wide range of wildlife. That’s why protecting both habitats and resources is so important to us. Our conservation efforts are a foundational part of our sustainability philosophy of responsibility, efficiency and engagement. The most recent example of our ongoing commitment to wildlife management and conservation is a new partnership with the American Forest Foundation (AFF). This partnership will help private woodland owners in northwest Pennsylvania and southwest New York improve habitats for at-risk bird and wildlife species. Through these conservation efforts, we hope to increase the number of landowners engaged in active management of their properties, including the long-term production of sustainable wood fiber. We also plan to create, restore and enhance critical bird habitats across the area in a tangible, measurable and ecologically meaningful way. Click Read More below for additional information.
UPM Raflatac has made further strides towards delivering a smarter and more sustainable future with the announcement that all its main HD liners for standard PP and PE films in EMEIA will come from certified sources by the end of 2018. Forest certification takes a lifecycle approach across the entire forest supply chain, ensuring that wood-based products are sourced from responsibly managed forests.
This is just the latest in the company’s drive to create film labeling solutions that excel in sustainability. As part of its ecodesign philosophy, the company’s first step is always to use responsibly sourced raw materials, with the goal being to only use wood raw material from certified sources by 2030. UPM Raflatac has also expanded its range of certified label faces for many end-use segments to make it easier for label converters and brand owners to make sustainable choices.
“We are very proud to announce that sustainability will soon be standard for our main HD liners, with HD70 and HD Lite to be made from FSC® certified raw material by the end of 2018,” says Noora Markkanen, Senior Specialist, Sustainability, UPM Raflatac. “This means our entire PP and PE product offering will be available with a forest-certified liner – another step towards us labeling a smarter future.”