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Reflecting on Employee Volunteer Efforts Throughout 2018

Sharing our community stories.

As 2018 draws to a close, we are reflecting on the year by celebrating the volunteer and outreach efforts of our employees around the world, and the lasting impact they have made in the communities where we live and work. Our efforts throughout 2018 reflected our company values, primarily those of sustainability, teamwork and courage. Let’s take a look back at some of our key wins in these areas!


Supporting education projects allows us to improve communities that are traditionally underserved because of gender, socioeconomic or geographic differences.

Inspired by UNICEF’s commitment to education, innovative thinking and a community-based approach to educating refugee children in Syria, the Avery Dennison Foundation contributed $100,000 to the organization’s Self-Learning Program. Although Avery Dennison does not have a location in Syria, our employees in Europe reached out to our Foundation with a desire to support children impacted by global conflict. As always, the Foundation is proud to partner with employees and honor their desire to help those in need. Read the full story: Keeping the Dream of Education Alive Amid Conflict.

The Avery Dennison Foundation Spirit of Invention (InvEnt) Scholarship recognizes and rewards invention, innovation and excellence in students studying in the fields of science, engineering and technology at select higher institutions in India. In collaboration with the Institute of International Education (IIE), the Foundation continued its commitment to grantmaking in education by awarding 10 scholarships to students this year. Read the full story: Supporting the Avery Dennison Foundation at the Spirit of Invention (InvEnt) Scholarship Award Ceremony in India.

Women’s Empowerment

Supporting women’s empowerment initiatives addresses gender equality, equity and opportunities by helping women amplify their voices, learn new skills and access a clean, healthy and safe environment.

To highlight the importance of women’s empowerment, Avery Dennison supported World Memon Organization’s purchase of sewing machines and supplies in Pakistan to help women earn income. Read the full story: The Importance of Women’s Empowerment.

Women’s empowerment is also a passion of our involvement from our Corporate Leadership Team. Anne Hill, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, supports The Lily Project, an organization dedicated to educating women in Nicaragua about health care, self care and empowerment. Expanding opportunities for people in need is a cornerstone of community for Anne and our organization. Read the full story: Open Eyes and a Helping Hand Inspire Anne Hill, SVP/CHRO, to support The Lily Project.


Support for sustainability projects varies from conserving the environment and contributing to the social, environmental and economic well-being of communities. This year, we partnered with organizations to help clean bodies of water surrounding our communities.

In June, employees from our headquarters in Glendale, California volunteered a day of service with Friends of the LA River (FoLAR). The team worked together to retrieve 1,500 pounds of waste from the LA river that would otherwise have polluted our ocean and the surrounding neighborhoods. Read the full story: Making Friends with the LA River.

Recognizing an opportunity to support a potential solution to plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and aligning with our 2025 sustainability goals, the Avery Dennison Foundation contributed $200,000 to The Ocean Cleanup. The organization is on a mission to use innovative technologies to clean up half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within five years. Read the full story: The Avery Dennison Foundation Helps Clean Up the Ocean.

We are proud of the progress we made in 2018, and, as we conclude this year, we look forward to partnering with organizations in Avery Dennison communities in 2019 and beyond.

To learn more about Avery Dennison’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, click here.
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