Avery Dennison has become a signatory of the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, a White House initiative to enlist US companies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Avery Dennison has pledged a number of initiatives, including reducing absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by at least three percent annually, and by at least 26 percent overall between 2015 and 2025. It has also set the target to purchase 100 percent of paper from certified sources by 2025, and to purchase at least 70 percent of paper from FSC-certified sources by 2025. Further aims are to develop long-term business plans that align with the deep decarbonization necessary to keep global average temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees C, and eliminate deforestation from the production of agricultural commodities by 2020, in alignment with the 2014 New York Declaration on Forests.
Signing of the American Business Act on Climate Pledge by Avery Dennison coincides with the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21). Read more about the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, and those from the label and packaging supply chain who have signed it, here.
‘Signing the pledge was an easy decision because we’re already doing the things that the pledge asked of us,’ said Dean Scarborough, Avery Dennison’s chairman and CEO. ‘We unequivocally support an agreement coming out of Paris that takes a strong step toward a low-carbon future. We are cutting our own carbon emissions and taking additional measures to tackle climate change.’
Scarborough will speak in Paris as part of the Sustainable Innovation Forum, which runs concurrently with COP21.