The Avery Dennison Foundation
and Corporate Social Responsibility

Avery Dennison’s strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) ethos and a spirit of giving can be traced back to 1935 and the company’s founder, Stan Avery. 


As a company, we are committed to being a force for good in our global community, guided by our company values.


Through employee volunteerism and financial support from the company and the Avery Dennison Foundation, our CSR efforts extend around the world, and make a meaningful impact in our communities.


Our 2023 Impact


$5.5+ Million


In 2023, Avery Dennison and the Avery Dennison Foundation contributed more than $5.5 million to our communities. Learn more about how we’re making a material difference in our communities, every day.





We envision diverse, equitable, sustainable global community where people and the planet thrive. Our mission is to support communities globally to address inequities through improved education access, environmental sustainability and secure livelihoods.



Education Access

We support organizations addressing inequitable access to educational opportunities.

Environmental Sustainability

We support efforts to improve environmental sustainability through climate resilience, mitigation and adaptation.

Secure Livelihoods

We support causes that increase access to economic opportunities for marginalized populations.

The Avery Dennison Foundation invites applications from NGOs globally doing work that aligns with our three strategic impact areas.



I am so grateful for the dedication of Avery Dennison, the Foundation, and our employees to helping our communities and being a force for good. We are stronger together.


Alicia Procello

VP, Corporate Social Responsibility and President,

Avery Dennison Foundation

Employee Driven Programs


Our employees advance our community investment efforts through their own giving and volunteerism. Across the globe, Avery Dennison employees are supporting their communities in numerous ways. Visit our blog and LinkedIn for highlights.

Granting Wishes

ADF’s Granting Wishes program awards $10,000 donations to employee-nominated NGOs around the world. Organizations can focus on causes outside of ADF’s primary pillars. To complement funds, employees also organize volunteer days with their colleagues to support the organization.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ADF works in partnership with the company’s regional DEI councils and employee resource groups to identify organizations that align with and address regional DEI priorities and challenges.

Thank you for entrusting us with these resources and investing in our climate-focused work in South East Asia! I wanted to add that we really appreciated how the Foundation’s trust-based approach is reinforced through every step of the process. We are looking forward to continuing our work together.


Christine Burkhart

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Global Fund for Children

Disaster Relief


Avery Dennison employees stand together in times of crisis, and while we can’t predict the next crisis or disaster, we can be prepared to respond and offer aid. Guided by the Avery Dennison Foundation, we understand the best response to crisis and disasters is to support local experts. Avery Dennison Foundation partners with GlobalGiving to support emerging needs in-country and provide employees with a way to support affected colleagues.

We all feel very honored to partner with ADF and its grant to Ascendance which will develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills among youth in Malaysia. The Foundation is really something very unique about Avery Dennison and demonstrates how much the company cares about the community.


Sophie Song

HR Director, Greater China, Avery Dennison

Foundation Stories


Check out the latest stories about how we’re making progress on our vision to help people and planet thrive in a more diverse, equitable, and sustainable global community.

Avery Dennison Foundation Helps Kids of Employees Achieve Their Dreams of Higher Education

By Matthan Evans - Nov 14, 2023

Avery Dennison Foundation Shares a New Strategy to Address Global Challenges

By Matthan Evans - Apr 13, 2023

Avery Dennison North America sites raise over $500k for United Way

By Matthan Evans - Jan 26, 2023

Inventing the Future

By Matthan Evans - Sep 13, 2022

“More stories are coming in every day:” How Avery Dennison and its employees are extending a hand to Ukraine

By Matthan Evans - Mar 24, 2022

Avery Dennison Foundation invests in women’s empowerment through The Resilience Fund for Women in Global Value Chains

By Matthan Evans - Mar 01, 2022