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