Blog - Sustainability

  • 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...
  • 2/17/17 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...