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EcoVadis, Avery Dennison Shortlisted for Innovation in Sustainability Award 2019

Leading provider of sustainability intelligence and global materials science and manufacturing leader make impressive list of innovators and best-in-class companies in the sourcing and procurement space

EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, and Avery Dennison , a global materials science and manufacturing company, have been shortlisted for the Future of Sourcing Awards, sponsored by the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). The Future of Sourcing Awards celebrate organizations and individuals that show innovation, leadership and transformation in categories that are critical to the sourcing industry.

In 2015, Avery Dennison set eight 2025 sustainability targets, including lowering GHG emissions, achieving 95 percent landfill-free facilities, and sourcing 100 percent of paper made from fiber certified as sustainable. “We knew that reaching these goals would require engaging closely with suppliers on corporate social responsibility performance, and having a clear strategy for managing responsible purchasing across our extensive supplier network,” said Robyn Buma, senior director, global procurement at Avery Dennison.

That’s why Avery Dennison partnered with EcoVadis to implement a collaborative program to review corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance in their global supply chain. EcoVadis’ platform and services deliver scorecards with quantitative ratings and qualitative details on 21 CSR criteria across four criteria themes: environment, labor and human rights, business ethics and sustainable procurement.

“An integral component of achieving any sustainability goal is committing to continuous improvement and fostering transparency throughout the supply chain. Avery Dennison understands the critical role supplier relationships and engagement play in upholding these commitments and is actively working with its partners to drive its sustainability vision forward. This recognition by Future of Sourcing shows their efforts are paying off and we’re proud to collaborate with their team in achieving their ambitious goals,” said Valerie Touchon, VP of Customer Success at EcoVadis.

“Avery Dennison is thrilled to be recognized for our sustainability procurement program,” said Robyn Buma, senior director, global procurement at Avery Dennison. “This project not only minimizes Avery Dennison’s environmental risk downstream, it provides a tangible way to collaborate with our suppliers on meaningful projects that advance our sustainable sourcing strategy.”

Winners of the 2019 SIG Future of Sourcing Awards will be announced at a ceremony taking place October 16, 2019, at the SIG Global Executive Summit in Carlsbad, California.

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