All UPM paper products produced at UPM Plattling mill in Germany have now been granted the EU Ecolabel.
Reels and sheets supplied by the mill complement the comprehensive range of UPM paper products already carrying the EU Ecolabel which is geographically the most extensive eco-label available. The label guarantees that paper meets strict environmental criteria concerning air and water emissions as well as energy and chemical consumption. In addition, the origin of all wood fibre must be known.
"The EU Ecolabel is a proof of our products’ excellent overall environmental performance and thus low environmental impact,” says Päivi Rissanen, UPM's Environmental Director for Paper Business Group.
To date almost all UPM copy and graphic papers produced in Europe have been awarded the EU Ecolabel and the company is a clear industry leader with almost 200 paper grades from 15 paper mills approved under the EU Ecolabel scheme. All in all about 8 million tonnes of UPM paper will be able to carry the EU Ecolabel award by end of 2012.
Supported by the European Commission and all EU member states the Ecolabel offers guidance to consumers and purchasers, who wish to be sure of buying products with superior environmental performance.