Henkel has been named as the winner of UPM Raflatac’s 2017 RafCycle Award. The prize recognizes excellence in recycling and environmental performance and was bestowed upon Henkel for its commitment to improving the environmental performance of self-adhesive labelling.
“We’re very proud to receive the RafCycle Award, as it recognizes our commitment to working with partners along the entire value chain to create sustainable value,” said Jens Hainmueller, Head of International Packaging Development for Henkel’s Beauty Care unit. “Our partnership with UPM Raflatac gives label liners a second life, as they can be recycled to produce new paper materials. It’s a great example of how we use our technologies and expertise to develop future-orientated solutions with partners who share our commitment to leadership in sustainability.”
“Henkel has an important role in the labelling value chain, both as a raw material supplier and as a label end-user. This makes Henkel a special partner for us and the RafCycle program is a vital element of our cooperation,” added Juha Virmavirta, Director, RafCycle solutions, UPM Raflatac. “We both see sustainability as a key for success and a driver of innovation. Our recycling partnership is a concrete example of this.”