For any business looking to reduce its environmental impact, establishing a sustainability game plan is critical, but complex. Companies that set out on this path will want to look at ways to use fewer and renewable resources in their products; make their facilities more efficient; adopt sustainable procurement practices; and launch internal initiatives like recycling programs. There are many ways to protect our planet at every level and in every corner of a business, but there is an equally important and often overlooked element of a sustainability mission – people.
Being sustainable isn’t simply about protecting the environment; it is also about social responsibility, about supporting and advocating for the people who live on our earth. At Avery Dennison, that significant part of sustainability inspires us to make changes so we can support and elevate the careers and lives of the people at the core of our success. In fact, guided by our Sustainability Council – comprised of leaders across our businesses – and in collaboration with The Natural Step, social welfare is a critical component of our 2025 Sustainability goals.
How do we create a sustainable working environment for our employees?
We’re proud of our two-decade record of being one of the safest manufacturing companies. Avery Dennison maintains this world-class reputation by promoting a culture of safety awareness and injury prevention, including our 2016 “Know Safety, No Accidents” campaign. Where people use equipment and machinery every day, it’s our goal to reduce – if not completely eliminate – incidents of injury.