Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics is the 2016 winner of the UPM Raflatac Label Life Awards, which recognizes strong performance in responsible sourcing from company suppliers who develop sustainable business practices that are safe and friendly for the environment and beneficial to society.

"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,"  says Patrick van Leeuwen, corporate account executive for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics.  

Dow presented The Dow Chemical Sustainability Footprint Tool that helps company employees and others 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. 

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

"Congratulations to Dow. We consider The Label Life Awards an important opportunity to recognize our suppliers' performance in responsible sourcing and share best practices," says Sami Poukka, vice president of sourcing for UPM Raflatac. "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." 


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