2030 Sustainability Goals and Metrics

Avery Dennison is committed to reaching our sustainability goals by the year 2030. Our 2030 sustainability goals complement and live alongside our 2025 sustainability goals. Our 2030 sustainability goals were developed based on careful analysis of what is most important for our business and stakeholders, covering the areas where we can, and should, make the greatest difference. Striving to meet our new goals will be the greatest test yet of our capacity to innovate and an invaluable opportunity to position our business for lasting success.

Our 2030 sustainability goals align with seven of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A framework adopted by 193 countries, the SDGs have become a common standard for governments, the private sector and civil society to track progress toward sustainability.

 

Deliver innovations that advance the circular economy

Deliver innovations that advance the circular economy

Satisfy the recycling, composting or reuse requirements of all single-use consumer packaging and apparel with our products and solutions. 

 

Baseline (2015)

2021 Results

RBIS

100% of our core product categories (printed fabric labels, woven labels, paper, interior heat-transfer labels, packaging and RFID) will meet our third-party verified Sustainable ADvantageTM standard. 

  - - 64%
(RBIS Apparel Only)

LGM

100% of our standard label products will contain recycled or renewable content. All of our regions will have labels that enable circularity of plastics. 

  - -

50%
(Percentage is of products that meet our Sustainable ADvantageTM criteria)

Reduce our environmental impact in our operations and supply chain

Reduce our environmental impact in our operations and supply chain

  Baseline (2015) 2021 Results
Reduce our Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 70% from our 2015 baseline. Work with our supply chain to reduce our 2018 baseline Scope 3 GHG emissions by 30%, with an ambition of net zero by 2050.     - -

48% Scope 1 and 2*

Scope 3 tracking under development

Source 100% of paper fiber from certified sources focused on a deforestation-free future. 45% FSC-certified 91% certified
Divert 95% of our waste away from landfills, with a minimum of 80% of our waste recycled and the remainder either reused, composted or sent to energy recovery.

90% landfill-free
55% recycled

94% landfill-free 
67% recycled

Deliver a 15% increase in water efficiency at our sites that are located in high or extremely high risk countries as identified in the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Tool.     - - Tracking in development
Make a positive impact by enhancing the livelihoods of our employees and communities

Make a positive social impact by enhancing the livelihood of our people and communities

  Baseline (2015) 2021 Results

Foster an engaged team and an inclusive workplace. 

  • Inclusion index: 85% 
  • Employee engagement: 82% 
  • Females in manager level or above positions: 40% 
  • Safety: 0.2 Recordable Incident Rate (RIR)


- -

80%

32%

0.31 RIR


81%

82%

35%

0.21 RIR

Support the participation of our employees in Avery Dennison Foundation grants and foster the well-being of the communities in which we and our supply chain operate.     - - 74% of countries in which we operate received a grant

*GHG baseline and actual data are from Q3 YTD comparisons (Q3 2015 to Q3 2021). †2021 waste and recycling data are from Q3 YTD.

 

Progress toward our 2025 sustainability goals

Sustainability is one of our core values and has long been an integral part of the way we do business. Our aim is to improve the sustainability of our products and processes, build a more diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, maintain a culture of health and safety, and support our communities to create value for all our stakeholders. Key to our progress has been integrating sustainability into our business strategies and engaging employees at all levels.

In our 2020 integrated sustainability and annual report, we present highlights of our achievements against our 2025 sustainability goals and announce our more ambitious 2030 sustainability goals.

In the first five years of the 10-year horizon for our 2025 sustainability goals, we have made meaningful progress, as shown in the scorecard shown below.

 

Deliver innovations that advance the circular economy

 

Baseline (2015)

2021 Results

70% of revenues from sustainability-driven products

- - 50% LGM 
55%
RBIS

Reduce our environmental impact in our operations and supply chain

  Baseline (2015) 2021 Results
3% absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction every year (26% cumulative by 2025)*   - -

48% cumulative GHG emissions reduction

100% certified paper
70% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified face paper
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45% FSC-certified
91% certified
81% FSC-certified face paper
95% landfill-free
75% waste recycled 

90% landfill-free
55% recycled

94% landfill-free 
67% recycled

70% of films we buy conform to, or enable end products to conform to, our environmental and social guiding principles
70% of chemicals we buy conform to, or enable end products to conform to, our environmental and social guiding principles 
  - -

  - -

97% of films

96% of chemicals

Make a positive impact by enhancing the livelihoods of our employees and communities

  Baseline (2015) 2021 Results

40% women in manager level and above 

32%

35%

Maintain world-class safety and employee engagement scores  0.31 Recordable Incident Rate (RIR) 

80% engagement
0.21 RIR


82% engagement
Publicly commit to goals/report progress    

*GHG baseline and actual data are from Q3 YTD comparisons (Q3 2015 to Q3 2021).
†2021 waste and recycling data are from Q3 YTD.