Blog - Community Investment

  • 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...
  • 9/21/16 9:58 am PDT
    Sven Couck, Talent Acquisition Manager
    For eight years now Avery Dennison (Turnhout Plant) has supported the “Damiaanactie” initiative projects. “Damiaanactie” is a Belgian Non-Profit organization. They fight poverty-related diseases like leprosy and tuberculosis all over the world, helping the most vulnerable people. The goal-orientated approach of “Damiaanactie” only succeeds due to all the local assistance in project countries. The organization benefits from thousands of volunteers and contributors in Belgium. Furthermore, “more...
  • 9/15/16 10:04 am PDT
    Erin Daniel, Human Resource Manager
    I have always wanted to challenge myself as a “runner” (I say this loosely). I have never competed in anything longer than a 5K, but when the opportunity arose to join 49 other Anytime Fitness Concord Gym members in an attempt to complete a 24 in 24 challenge, I thought “why not."more...
  • 2/11/16 8:06 am PST
    Alicia Procello Maddox, VP, CSR & Foundation
    At the end of 2015, the Avery Dennison Foundation completed its first five years of international grantmaking—giving that reached beyond our decades of philanthropy in North America to support communities in many of the other countries where we do business.more...
  • 1/5/16 8:15 am PST
    Kim Caldwell, Trustee
    During my long career with Avery Dennison, I often visited Asia and Europe on business. Now, as a trustee for the Avery Dennison Foundation, I occasionally travel to see firsthand how the Foundation’s grants are making a difference in the areas where our employees live and work.more...
  • 12/21/15 7:45 am PST
    Sherry Shao, Marketing Communications Specialist
    Social responsibility is one of Avery Dennison’s core values. We believe that while developing innovative solutions for our customers and expanding business into new market opportunities, we should give back and serve the communities where we live and work.  Starting with the foundation of our company, Mr. Stanton Avery has attached great importance to education and sustainable development. He always said that he felt very fortunate to study in an excellent school and satisfy hismore...
  • 11/5/15 3:32 pm PST
    Tallin Aghourian, IT Communications Senior Specialist
    In Los Angeles County, one out of six residents experiences food insecurity on a regular basis, making the region home to the largest population of food insecure people in the United States.more...
  • 10/13/15 2:27 pm PDT
    In the slums of Delhi, it is uncommon for a young woman to go to college. Most leave the education system much earlier; a sizeable percentage never attend school. But Pooja Singh won, against all odds.more...