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Americas: Avery Dennison reports progress on going green

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Avery Dennison Corporation in its 2014-2016 sustainability report has reported achievements towards its 2025 sustainability goals.

They include:

• A reduction of location-based absolute carbon dioxide emissions of 3.2% in 2016 and market-based absolute emissions (includes renewable energy instruments) by nearly 12%,

• 78% of total volume of paper procured in 2016 held either an Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) claim, and

• A 2016 world class safety record, with a recordable incident rate (RIR) of 0.25.

Avery Dennison’s increase in its use of FSC-certified paper, as described in the report, can have important ramifications throughout the labeling and packaging industry.

The company has been successful in achieving at least a 3% absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions year over year beginning in 2016.

To do so, Avery Dennison is pursuing reductions through a variety of means based on the different needs of its facilities.

This includes reducing energy intensity (7.2% reduction from 2015), sourcing renewable power and procuring renewable energy certificates.

Together, these efforts reduced market-based absolute emissions by nearly 12% in 2016.