Blog - Community Investment

  • 4/20/17 5:00 am PDT
    Omnicube
    Tony McCaugherty, European Regulatory Affairs Manager
    Ever wondered just how traffic signs work? It’s something we take for granted every time we get into our cars and drive.more...
  • 4/19/17 5:00 am PDT
    Global Greengrants
    Global Greengrants Fund
    Pesticides touch every aspect of our lives, from residues on our produce to increased chronic disease to biodiversity loss. Toxic compounds are used all over the world to the detriment of the environment and human lives. In a small village in Mexico, women are paying the ultimate price. The village of Venustiano Carranza is located in Chiapas, the southernmost Mexican state, which shares a border with Guatemala.more...
  • 3/17/17 5:00 am PDT
    Alicia Procello Maddox
    Alicia Procello Maddox, President
    In 2014, when the Avery Dennison Foundation partnered with the Rainforest Alliance to increase the amount of FSC-certified forest in the rugged La Mosquitia region of Northeast Honduras, I thought the project was mainly about trees, and growing them more sustainably. As it turned out, the trees made it possible to see a whole forest of other issues.more...
  • 3/13/17 8:00 am PDT
    Alicia Procello Maddox
    Alicia Procello Maddox, President
    Sometimes the best way we can make a difference as a corporate foundation is to partner with a global NGO on a highly structured, far-reaching initiative. But we can also effect change by simply giving a grassroots organization the resources they need to tackle local problems in an innovative way — problems that, in many cases, wouldn’t otherwise be addressed. Supporting local organizations is also the strategy of Global Greengrants Fund, which we’re proud to be supporting with a two-year grant.more...
  • 2/27/17 6:00 am PST
    2017 ATSSA Convention
    Scott Chapman, Global Marketing Communications Manager
    This year’s highway safety industry gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, provided proof that digitally printed traffic signs are becoming mainstream and account for a growing portion of production. Highlighting this year’s ATSSA (American Traffic Safety Services Association) convention was the digital print workshop sponsored by the organization’s Sign Committee, chaired by yours truly.more...
  • 1/23/17 6:00 am PST
    Visibility for Renault Emergency Vehicles
    Linda Andersen, Marketing Coordinator
    One problem that brightly decorated emergency fire fleet vehicles do not have is standing out in a crowd.  But what happens when that crowd is not the ordinary mix of private cars and commercial vehicles, but rather a gathering of other emergency vehicles at one of France’s largest Firefighters exhibitions?more...
  • 1/17/17 6:00 am PST
    Clearview Cleveland
    Scott N. Chapman, Global Marketing Communications Manager
    Clearview is proving to be a hard font to kill. In June of last year, I described the ruckus created by the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) decision to rescind the 2004 approval allowing the use of a new highway font, Clearview™, for lettering on certain types of highway signs in the United States. The rescission was not received happily by the 30 or so state highway transportation departments and numerous local transportation agencies that converted signs to this style of letteringmore...
  • 12/12/16 6:00 am PST
    Wrap Like a King Challenge 2016
    Amanda Zhou, Channel Marketing & Communications Manager
    On November 2, 2016, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced that Toxic Rat by Nick Caminiti, car wrap installer at Exotic Graphix, was named the King of the Wrap World in the “Wrap Like a King” Challenge at the 2016 SEMA Show. Nick competed against 223 other installers from 21 countries.more...
  • 11/22/16 7:00 am PST
    OL-2023 Purple Cuttable Overlay Film
    Scott N. Chapman, Global Marketing Communications Manager
    Do you drive any of our nation’s tollways on a regular basis? If so, you’ve seen purple signs - the newest color introduced on the US highway system - and the newest product offering of Avery Dennison Reflective Solutions, OL-2023 Purple Cuttable Overlay Film. more...
  • 11/7/16 6:00 am PST
    Roland Simon
    Roland Simon, Vice President of Procurement
    Responsible sourcing ensures the long-term availability of raw materials to manufacture the products that label companies provide their customers. Our annual spend on materials represents a significant investment in the pressure sensitive supply chain. It is important that this investment supports and encourages responsible behavior to eliminate negative environmental impacts and secure availability of materials continually in the future. Sustainable sourcing applies to nearly any product themore...