Blog - Sustainability

  • 2/17/17 1:54 pm PST
    Jeroen Diderich
    Jeroen Diderich, Vice President and General Manager
    According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design, and aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times. The concept counters the “take, make and dispose” economic model, which centers on using large quantities of cheap and easily accessed materials and energy. A circular economy seeks to rebuild capital - financial, human, manufactured, social and/or natural - to improve the flowmore...
  • 1/26/17 6:00 am PST
    Alex Kidd
    Alex Kidd, Creative Design Manager
    Growth continues in the wine and spirits segment! Every day, new wine and spirits brands are entering the marketplace, resulting in more: (1) choices for libation enthusiasts, (2) competition amongst brands to stand out on crowded shelves and (3) need for dynamic label designs.more...
  • 12/5/16 6:00 am PST
    Hassan Rmaile
    Hassan Rmaile, Vice President of Global Research and Development
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called upon label manufacturers to reduce waste by weight, volume and toxicity. Thinner film and paper products require fewer raw materials and lower energy consumption. Streamlining manufacturing processes also promotes energy efficiency while decreasing waste. 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...
  • 10/6/16 8:10 am PDT
    Joe Sanguinetti
    Joe Sanguinetti, Senior Director
    Last month, we celebrated our sustainability wins across the company through a campaign called Sustainable September. Our global IT teams contributed to our sustainability efforts in a big way, by building smarter IT systems and capabilities that enable flexibility, collaboration and speed. Sustainability is key to how IT approaches projects - from virtualized data centers, to looking for better ways to recycle hardware waste, to more power-efficient end-user technology, and more.more...
  • 10/3/16 7:00 am PDT
    Renae Kulis
    Renae Kulis, Sr. Director, Global Leader of Sustainability
    Avery Dennison celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2015. This got me thinking about what our 100th anniversary might look like - what will be different and what might painfully be the same.  On the forefront of my mind is the changing landscape in packaging and the focus on landfills, emissions, deforestation, water quality and accessibility. We must also consider the increasing investment in renewable energy and materials, recycling, working conditions and equality.more...
  • 10/3/16 4:00 am PDT
    Mitch Rackovan, Principal Scientist
    For a moment, let’s go back in time...to about four years ago. The green or sustainability movement was taking shape for many of us, and we began to change our daily lives to be more mindful of the environment. It was at this time we began working with a large consumer beverage company who was exploring a new type of label made of recyclable polyester, which would help them achieve eco friendly packaging for their brand.more...
  • 12/17/15 9:14 am PST
    Dean Scarborough, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    It’s not often that one is lucky enough to be present when history is made. But last weekend, several colleagues and I were in Paris for Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015, a business event coinciding with the COP21 climate summit, when negotiators from 195 nations announced their watershed agreement to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing global warming. Witnessing that overdue turning point was moving for all of us; as we return to our day-to-day work at Avery Dennison, we’remore...
  • 12/11/15 11:59 am PST
    Scott Snyder, Global Environmental Director
    This month, negotiators from nations worldwide have gathered in Paris at COP21 to work out how to curb global greenhouse gas emissions, and—we hope—reach an agreement that will enable the world to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change.more...
  • 10/8/15 4:06 pm PDT
    After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it may be time to consider dialing down the deal-hunting frenzy and streamlining the shopping list. Here are five tips that help make gift-giving choices a little easier on Mother Earth:more...