AD named 2018 Edie finalist

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Avery Dennison has been recognized by Edie, a leading information resource for sustainability-oriented companies, as a finalist in the 2018 Sustainability Leaders Awards. Avery Dennison was named in the Employee Engagement and Behavioral Change category for Sustainable September, its annual sustainability employee engagement campaign.

“We reach out to employees to encourage sustainability year-round,” explained Amy White, vice president, Communications at Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials, “and Sustainable September is our biggest, most concerted effort. For a full month, we communicate to employees globally through a variety of channels, and empower them to share their ideas, efforts and enthusiasm with their colleagues.”

This year’s campaign theme, ‘Together We Can,’ focused on moving from individual to collective action. The theme was a natural progression from ‘Change Begins with Me,’ the theme in 2016, which underscored the idea that sustainability depends on the contribution of every individual. As a result of the campaign, 81% of employees reported having a better understanding of the company’s sustainability goals, and 84% said they planned to take action to operate more sustainably at work, at home, or in their community.

Avery Dennison is a materials science and manufacturing-industry leader in sustainability, focused on improving the social and environmental impacts of its own operations, as well as the impacts of its suppliers and customers. In 2015, the company announced eight sustainability goals it intends to reach by 2025, including at least a 3% absolute reduction in greenhouse gasses year over year; sourcing 100% certified-claim paper, of which 70% will be Forest Stewardship Council–certified; and becoming 95% landfill-free, with at least 75% of waste reused, repurposed or recycled and eliminating 70% of matrix and liner as waste from the value chain. The company’s progress is highlighted in its most recent sustainability report, All of Us, Every Day, a title that speaks to the importance of employee commitment in creating companywide change.

Other finalists for the Employee Engagement and Behavioral Change award include Hilton, Freedom Group, Landsec and UK Green Building Council, London Metropolitan University, Swansea University, University of London, Pukka Herbs and Do Nation, Unite Students and the NUS, and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

“It’s an honor to be named among such a diverse group of organizations that are finding new ways to capture employees’ imaginations and engage them in effecting change,” White said. “Sustainability depends on the level of dedication among employees, from executive leadership on down. It’s inspiring to see so many companies demonstrating commitment across all levels of the organization, where the mechanics of sustainability happen daily. We’re proud to stand among them.”

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The multi-channel B2B in print and digital 17-year-old platform matches the industry’s growth trajectory. The Indian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Middle East packaging industries are looking beyond the resilience of the past three years. They are resuming capacity expansion and diversification, with high technology and automation in new plants and projects.

As we present our 2024 publishing plan, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2024 will exceed 6%. The packaging industry growth will match the GDP growth in volume terms and surpass it by at least 3% in terms of nominal growth allowing for price inflation in energy, raw materials, consumables, and capital equipment.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 45% over the past four years. With orders in place, we expect another 20% capacity addition in 2024 and 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels are grown similarly. As the consumption story returns over the next six months, we expect demand to return and exceed the growth trajectory of previous years. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – and as shown by our analytics, our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

For responsible and sustainable packaging, with its attendant regulations and compliances, there is significant headroom to grow in India and the region. Our coverage includes the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and to waste collection, sorting, and recycling.

We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers. This is a large and complex canvas – the only thing that can work is your agile thinking and innovation together with our continuous learning and persistence.

The coming year looks to be an up year in this region, and this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing communication – in our rich and highly targeted business platform with human resources on the ground. Share your thoughts and plans to inspire and mobilize our editorial and advertising teams!

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– Naresh Khanna (25 October 2023)

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