Sustainability is now a fundamental part of the global economy. Its significance includes but also goes far beyond environmental challenges. A truly sustainable business delivers benefits to many different stakeholders including customers, investors, employees and the wider community.
Avery Dennison is committed to achieving business success through responsible social, environmental and economic practices. As a leading global provider of products that are manufactured from paper and specialty materials, we take our responsibilities seriously. That includes helping brands to enhance their own sustainability credentials.
Our commitment is evident in real-world results. Avery Dennison advanced to position 130 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2010, up from position 315 in 2009. We are now placed fifth out of 20 peer companies in basic materials. A strong focus on customers’ needs has allowed us to create the proven strategies and promising new applications behind this achievement. Development work continues, because we know that future success for all businesses will have to rest on ‘green’ foundations.
Our global 2010 Avery Dennison sustainability report is also available: What we measure, we improve.
Sustainability is an issue that has to be addressed in many different ways simultaneously. It requires technology, management strategies and excellent working relationships. That’s why six global priorities have been set to ensure the ongoing development of sustainable Avery Dennison business practices:
Find out more about our environmentally responsible products and services that reduce our own and our customers’ impact on the environment.
See how we are increasing our energy efficiency to reduce the primary source of greenhouse gas emissions.
Read about our continuing efforts to be responsible global citizens, by building sustainability into our corporate culture and increasing social compliance.