Building trust in suppliers' carbon data with UPM Raflatac

UPM Food packaging with the Carbon Trust footprint label

How can suppliers make their sustainability efforts stand out? 

Companies’ decarbonisation targets are ratcheting up. Since most emissions can be found across a company’s supply chain, many seek suppliers’ carbon data to grasp the whole picture. This means the pressure for suppliers to be carbon transparent is on. 

As a producer of self-adhesive label materials, UPM Raflatac understood purchasers’ drive to sustainability and the role it could play in this journey. The company already had sustainability embedded in its strategy and put science-aligned climate targets in place. However, now was the time to further the company’s sustainability efforts. UPM Raflatac wanted to communicate the carbon figures behind its label material ranges to give purchasers the carbon transparency they were after and show the quantified positive impact they could provide for customers.

Upstream activity

This covers all carbon emissions released across the supply chain. It starts with sourcing raw materials right up to the point these enter the organisation’s operations.


Assessing a supplier’s carbon calculation model 

UPM Raflatac had set up a dedicated emission calculation model to communicate its carbon reduction and product footprint. To empower UPM Raflatac to communicate its carbon emissions to clients and provide rigorous reporting, we:

Impact data

Completed a gap analysis of UPM Raflatac’s calculation model to ensure accuracy and best practice.

calculating footprint

Certified UPM Raflatac’s life cycle assessment model and subsequent footprint calculations against international standards.

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Licensed UPM Raflatac's Linerless and RAFNXT+ product ranges with the Carbon Trust label.


Enabling transparency in the supply chain 

The certification of UPM Raflatac’s impact model shows that the company’s footprint figures are credible. Through the independent verification, it could:


Build trust in customers’ packaging footprint by offering verifiable figures.

Shopping basket

Empower existing and future customers to cut their footprint by choosing a sustainable supplier.

Climate action

Strengthen its position in taking climate action and help its clients’ carbon reporting and reduction efforts.

A chain reaction for accurate carbon data 

If more B2B suppliers verify their product footprint, their clients can adopt accurate emission data across their own supply chains. It's a catalyst for carbon transparency across the market.