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Avery Dennison – Climate Pledge signed

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USA • Calling climate change “an imminent global threat that demands urgent action from all segments of society,” Avery Dennison has signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, a White House initiative to enlist U.S. companies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Building on a 2009 pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, indexed to net sales, by 15% from 2005 to 2015, Avery Dennison pledges to:

  • Reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from our operations by at least 3% annually, and by at least 26% overall, between 2015 and 2025.
  • Eliminate deforestation from the production of agricultural commodities by 2020, in alignment with the 2014 New York Declaration on Forests.
  • Purchase 100% of our paper from certified sources by 2025.
  • Purchase at least 70% of our paper from FSC-certified sources by 2025.
  • Develop long-term business plans that align with the deep decarbonization necessary to keep global average temperatures from rising more than 2°C.

With this pledge, Avery Dennison is joining more than 140 companies who have voiced support for a strong outcome at the United Nations Climate Change Conference being held in Paris from November 30 to December 11 and have underscored their commitment to reducing emissions from their operations.

Armin Karl Geiger

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