The story of our sustainability efforts since our last report is one of intense focus, industry-leading innovation, and measurable progress. In 2015, we announced eight goals for 2025. Now, two years later, I’m excited to report that we’re building momentum toward all of our goals and driving change not only in our company but in our industry and communities.
We’re integrating our sustainability goals within all our operations and engaging employees at all levels. Across the company, we’re harnessing our core strengths, applying to sustainability the same creativity, determination and passion for problem-solving that we bring to our customers.
And, beyond our walls, we’re tackling industry-wide challenges by collaborating with customers and partners to develop new systems and solutions.
As materials science innovators committed to making a meaningful difference, we see sustainability not only as a responsibility but also as an opportunity—to lead, to invent and to build a more resilient and profitable company. Achieving those things requires dedication from our employees, customers, suppliers and nonprofit partners. It takes the support of our shareholders and engagement among the brands and consumers that use our products and solutions. The title of this report has it right: Achieving sustainability demands something from “all of us, every day.” I’m proud to say that, at Avery Dennison, we’re completely committed .
Thanks to the collective passion and dedication of our employees and partners, the pathways to our sustainability goals are becoming increasingly clear. That progress, in turn, inspires us further, as proof of what’s possible when we all do our part. Now, as ever, that sense of possibility drives everything we do.