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Industry’s largest FSC®-certified materials portfolio

MENTOR, OHIO (June 24, 2019) – Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials North America announces that it has expanded its portfolio of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)-certified products, which now totals more than 500 products — the largest in the industry.

The number of FSC products will continue to increase as the company works to meet its aggressive sustainability sourcing goal: to source 100 percent certified claim paper products by the year 2025, 70 percent of which must be FSC-certified. To date, 84 percent of all paper facestocks offered by Avery Dennison in North America are certified, and of that, 78 percent are FSC-certified.

“As an industry leader, Avery Dennison has worked hard to add to our FSC-certified portfolio, growing from 150 products in 2016 to more than 500 products today,” said Tina Hart, Vice President, Marketing, Avery Dennison Label & Packaging Materials. “No one has more FSC-certified products in the industry today than Avery Dennison. We offer more than four times the number of FSC-certified products than our competition and plan to source 100 percent certified paper five years before they do.”

FSC® is the gold standard for sustainable forestry practices. To achieve FSC®-certification, products must come from well-managed sources that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. Avery Dennison also partners with the Rainforest Alliance, which works directly with forest stakeholders to create sustainable management plans and improve market opportunities for these small landowners.

“We work hand-in-hand every day to help converters and brand owners in markets such as food, wine and spirits, and dairy reach their sustainability goals,” said Sarah Sanzo, Product Compliance and Sustainability Manager, Avery Dennison. “The demand from consumers for accountability has never been greater, so we must continue to lead the way in making our industry more sustainable.”

To learn more about sustainable sourcing at Avery Dennison, visit: https://sustainability.averydennison.com/en/home/in-our-supply-chain/Sourcing-Materials-Sustainably.html.

About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

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