All of Us, Every Day

Sustainability is the defining business challenge of the 21st century. On a planet with a booming population, a warming climate and limited natural resources, our company, like all companies, must learn to do more with less and operate in a way that has a positive effect on the earth.

At Avery Dennison, sustainability isn’t just something we do—it is, increasingly, how we do everything. And it takes all of us—employees, customers, suppliers and more—to make the changes, connect the dots, and invent the solutions necessary for real transformation. You can read about Avery Dennison’s enterprise sustainability progress—and read our latest sustainability report—here.

Helping Communities Thrive

As part of Avery Dennison’s largest division, our label and packaging business has a huge opportunity to improve the sustainability of our company, our supply chain and our industry. We’re advancing sustainability by offering innovative products; sourcing sustainably and building a sustainable supply chain; and working to eliminate waste from our products throughout the value chain. We have set ourselves some ambitious goals and are transparent in our progress,  being open to external collaboration and partnership to advance sustainable industry change.

Helping Communities Thrive

We have a long history of investing our funds, expertise and time in the communities where we do business. It began with our founder, Stan Avery, who said, “There was a time when all I wanted to do was help people with charitable work. But as time went on, I realised that a business could do so much more. It could help more people than I could possible help on my own.” Our employees carry on in Stan’s spirit every day.

Our company makes the majority of its community investments through the Avery Dennison Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to advance education and sustainability in the communities where our employees live and work, and to encourage employee engagement with a spirit of invention and innovation.

The Foundation’s primary means of giving is its Global Grantmaking Initiative. Through the initiative, the Foundation works with employees worldwide to identify and fund local organizations that provide essential services in the communities they serve. Those grants often include volunteer work by our employees well.

As part of its mission to advance education, the Foundation has for many years funded our InvEnt Scholarships in China and India. InvEnt Scholarships help cultivate the next generation of innovators by providing outstanding students in STEM-related fields with tuition assistance, an invention competition and professional development opportunities. As part of their application, students submit ideas for an invention they then design during their scholarship year. Each year, InvEnt Scholars are honored at an award ceremony where they exhibit their inventions for their professors and executives from Avery Dennison.

Our LPM employees give at the the local level through the Granting Wishes program, which enables them to recommend smaller, one-time grants to local nonprofit organizations. In addition, employees collaborate with grantees on a hands-on volunteer project.

Sustainability News

Avery Dennison Named to Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies List for 2019

The list acknowledges leading U.S. companies, assessed for environmental, social, and corporate governance factors

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