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Americas: Down wins UPM Raflatac’s sustainability award

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics has won the UPM Raflatac Label Life Awards 2016, which recognize 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, which include 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, organizational, greenhouse gas emissions, water and resource efficiency.

It also facilitates sustainability education in the company.

“Each presentation brought something new and unique to the conversation which was valuable,” said Patrick van Leeuwen, corporate account executive, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics.

“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.”