Sustainability Starts With Our People
Being sustainable isn’t simply about protecting the environment; it is also about social responsibility, about supporting and advocating for the people who live on our earth. At Avery Dennison, that significant part of sustainability inspires us to make changes so we can support and elevate the careers and lives of the people at the core of our success. In fact, guided by our Sustainability Council – comprised of leaders across our businesses – and in collaboration with The Natural Step, social welfare is a critical component of our 2025 Sustainability goals.
How do we create a sustainable working environment for our employees?
We’re proud of our two-decade record of being one of the safest manufacturing companies. Avery Dennison maintains this world-class reputation by promoting a culture of safety awareness and injury prevention, including our 2016 “Know Safety, No Accidents” campaign. Where people use equipment and machinery every day, it’s our goal to reduce – if not completely eliminate – incidents of injury.
Avery Dennison strongly believes that all people should be treated fairly and with respect, no matter where they live or work. Protecting the people who manufacture our products doesn’t end with us simply taking a stance against the mistreatment of people: our Employment Standards promote human rights and fair labor practices, and we audit our facilities as well as those of subcontractors to ensure compliance.
Avery Dennison supports a culture of diversity and inclusion. With a commitment to gender diversity as a starting point, we’re aiming to have women hold at least 40 percent of the positions at the level of manager or above. How are we working towards this objective? By offering unconscious bias training to managers and above, expanding this training to others, and internal programs designed to help women develop the skills and confidence they need to pursue leadership roles. But we’re not just supporting women in senior roles, we’re also empowering female factory workers in several of our China facilities with skill-enhancing programs to take them further along their career paths.