Mentor, Ohio-based graphic films manufacturer Avery Dennison announces that it is making progress toward its 2025 sustainability goals.
The company’s 2014-2016 sustainability report, called “All of Us, Every Day,” details how the company is leveraging its size and scale to drive change across its operations, industries and communities.
Among its achievements include reduction of location-based absolute CO2 emissions of 3.2 percent in 2016 and market-based absolute emissions (includes renewable energy instruments) by nearly 12 percent.
The company also says that 78 percent of the paper it procured in 2016 held either a Forest Stewardship Council or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification claim. The company spends more than $1 billion annually on paper, meaning its preference to purchase sustainably-produced paper can have a huge effect on the entire forestry industry.
Avery Dennison is also on target to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 3 percent year-over-year starting in 2016.
In the report, the company also discusses how it is working to facilitate the creation of a global recycling infrastructure network with customers, recyclers and other stakeholders in the regions where it operates to address the challenge of label waste throughout the value chain.