Portrait of Michael Colarossi

Michael Colarossi

Head of Enterprise Sustainability

Michael Colarossi is head of Enterprise Sustainability, Avery Dennison. In this role, he provides strategic vision and direction, and reinforces the company’s commitment to advancing its corporate-wide sustainability initiatives. Michael leads the corporation’s enterprise-wide environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy and Sustainability Council. He was instrumental in developing the Avery Dennison 2025 and 2030 sustainability goals and holds the responsibility for achieving them.


Michael has been engaged in sustainability for 25 years and joined Avery Dennison in 2013. Over the past eight years, he has been on the frontline for Avery Dennison in addressing emerging sustainability requirements and progressing the company towards its sustainability objectives.


Previously, Michael held the positions of vice president, Product Line Management, Innovation and Sustainability, Apparel Solutions, and vice president, Sourcing and Supply Chain, Apparel Solutions.


He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, College of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Notably, he serves on the NYSE Sustainability Advisory Council.