As the global situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, UPM Raflatac has not seen any disruptions to production or our supply chain in the Americas, but we are taking the potential impacts very seriously. Our facilities around the Americas, including our factories in North Carolina and Illinois, are continuing to operate as normal. Our goal remains, as ever, to support our customers’ businesses to the best of our abilities.
According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies in the countries where we operate, UPM Raflatac is considered a critical manufacturer because our products support critical industries including pharmaceutical and healthcare, food and beverage, and logistics, among others. This allows us to remain open and our operators to come to work despite any shelter-in-place orders in communities where we have manufacturing facilities.
Although we have not had any known exposure, we have taken many steps to ensure the health and well-being of our employees, their families and the communities we serve. These include increased cleanings of our facilities, a restriction on work travel, and requiring employees non-essential to production to work from home until further notice. If we need to temporarily close a facility, we have plans in place to ensure minimal downtime, and will coordinate with our global team and local authorities to resume production as soon and safely as possible.
We take great care in managing our business operations to ensure business continuity throughout our global supply chain. We have supply contingency plans in place and maintain buffer stocks in various strategic locations, giving us a high degree of flexibility to service our customers.
We thank our employees for their continued hard work and dedication during this unprecedented situation and thank our customers for their support and trust in our business. If any customers have questions or concerns, we invite them to reach out to their Sales Representatives – we are here to help.
UPM Raflatac is leading in sustainable labeling through our innovative self-adhesive label materials and services. We offer high-quality paper and film label stock for branding and promotion, informational labels, and labels with functionality. We operate a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. Our company employees around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.6 billion (USD 1.8 billion) in 2019. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM.
Find out how we are labeling a smarter future beyond fossils at www.upmraflatac.com.