Avery Dennison Earns Top Score on HRC Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index, Ranks as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality

Avery Dennison Earns Top Score on HRC Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index, Ranks as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality



Company achieves 100% score on HRC Corporate Equality Index – the nation’s foremost national report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. 


Glendale, Calif., January 27, 2022 – Avery Dennison today announced that it has earned a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). By satisfying all CEI criteria, the company now also ranks among HRC’s Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.


“We’re proud to have earned a CEI score of 100% and honored to be included among the HRC Foundation’s Best Places to Work for LBGTQ+ Equality. These achievements represent progress on our journey to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where employees can bring their full and authentic selves to work each day,” said Deena Baker-Nel, vice president and chief human resources officer, Avery Dennison.


As the national benchmarking tool measuring policies, practices and benefits pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees, the HRC Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index rates companies on detailed criteria within the following four categories:

  • Nondiscrimination policies across business entities
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ employees and their families
  • Supporting an inclusive culture
  • Corporate social responsibility 

Avery Dennison’s high mark reflects its compliance with these criteria, including the recent equity-based extension of its U.S. healthcare coverage now for both same sex and opposite sex domestic partnerships.


“Avery Dennison continues to cultivate an inclusive culture through our Global and Regional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Councils, and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), including UNITE – a global ERG dedicated to the company’s LGBTQ+ community with chapters around the world,” said Michael Barton, vice president and general manager, Global Apparel Solutions, Avery Dennison and chair of the company’s North America DEI Council.  


Avery Dennison was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2020 and is a proud supporter of PwC’s CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion.



About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.


About the HRC Foundation

The HRC Foundation – a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization – envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ people can participate fully in the systems that shape our daily lives. Through public education, research, and policy and practice change, the Foundation’s impact can be felt in schools, on factory floors and corporate suites, and in places of worship. It touches LGBTQ+ lives from childhood through end-of-life, people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities and religious beliefs, in big cities and small towns, in the United States and across the globe. https://www.thehrcfoundation.org/

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