Our Game Plan

Since 2014, we've been working to reach the following goals by 2025:

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

We’ll achieve at least 3 percent absolute reduction year over year.

Instead of measuring our emissions as indexed to net sales, we’ll now be measuring them—and reducing them—in absolute terms. By basing our approach on The 3% Solution developed by World Wildlife Fund, CDP and McKinsey & Company, we’ll cut emissions by a minimum of 26 percent over the next decade. We’ll do so by looking beyond energy efficiency to renewable sources, fuel switching and other strategies.

Paper

We’ll source 100 percent certified claim paper, of which 70 percent will be Forest Stewardship Council–certified.

Our business depends on a sustainable paper supply. Because there isn’t currently enough certified paper on the market to meet our goal, we’ll be forging new partnerships to ensure that both our supply and the world’s forests will last.

Waste

We’ll be 95 percent landfill-free, with at least 75 percent of waste reused, repurposed or recycled. We’ll also eliminate 70 percent of matrix and liner as waste from our value chain.

Our products contribute to the waste stream after they leave our factories; we’ll help customers and other end users reduce that waste. In our own operations, we’ll increase the amount of waste we divert from landfills and use lower-impact alternatives to incineration to dispose of it.

Chemicals

70 percent of the chemicals we buy will conform to, or will enable end products to conform to, our environmental and social guiding principles.

We want the materials we use in our products to have no negative effect on the planet, now or  in the future. So we’ll source chemicals that are extracted and manufactured in ways that minimize such impacts.

We will work with our industry, including suppliers, customers and competitors, to diminish loss of available materials for reuse. We will enable collection, recycling and reuse initiatives to maximize circular economies.

Film

70 percent of the film we buy will conform to, or will enable end products to conform to, our environmental and social guiding principles.

As with the chemicals we buy, we’ll source film that is extracted and manufactured in ways that won’t negatively affect people or the planet.

We will work with our industry, including suppliers, customers and competitors, to diminish loss of available materials for reuse. We will enable collection, recycling and reuse initiatives to maximize circular economies.

Products and Solutions

We’ll use innovation in sustainability—ours and others’—to grow revenues from sustainability-driven products and services. 70 percent of our products and solutions will conform to, or will enable end products to conform to, our environmental and social guiding principles.

We see sustainability not only as a necessity, but as an opportunity. By offering sustainable innovations to customers, we’ll have an impact on sustainability well beyond the limits of our own operations, while expanding our business at the same time.

People

We’ll continue to cultivate a diverse, engaged, safe, productive and healthy workforce.

Building on our industry-leading safety record, our efforts to increase gender balance, our commitment to human rights and more, we’ll continue to make every Avery Dennison facility worldwide a great place to work.

Transparency

We’ll commit to goals publicly and be transparent in reporting progress against them.

In our biennial sustainability report, online and in other forums, we’ll keep the conversation going among stakeholders inside and outside our company.