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Avery Dennison Releases Its New Sustainability Report

  Avery Dennison Releases Its New Sustainability Report

               Charts progress and identifies new opportunities

Business Wire

PASADENA, Calif. -- September 25, 2013

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY), a global leader in labeling and
packaging materials and solutions, today published its new sustainability
report on its website at www.averydennison.com/en/home/sustainability.html.

Avery Dennison's sustainability report for 2011-2012 charts the company's
progress and new opportuni ...

Avery Dennison's sustainability report for 2011-2012 charts the company's
progress and new opportunities for further improvement. (Photo: Business Wire)

The report, titled Our Pursuit: More Innovative, More Sustainable, adheres to
Global Reporting Initiative guidelines and details the company’s progress in
2011 and 2012 toward its goals for environmental, social and financial
sustainability.

As the report demonstrates, Avery Dennison is working with a wide range of its
stakeholders to develop products and processes that help not only the company
but also its customers, suppliers and other stakeholders reduce their
environmental footprints, achieve socially responsible employment practices,
and participate as a global corporate citizen in communities worldwide.

“Our vision is to help make brands more inspiring and the world more
intelligent -- and to do so in ways that enhance the world we live in,” said
Dean Scarborough, Avery Dennison chairman, president and CEO. “We’re making
good progress toward our goals, but as we improve, we’re also discovering how
much more we can contribute.”

Among the company’s results for 2011-2012:

  *Avery Dennison now diverts 80 percent of its manufacturing waste from
    landfills, with 68 percent of diverted waste recycled and 16 percent
    converted to fuel.
  *Modified product development processes helped the company meet customer
    requirements regarding restricted substances, human rights and product
    certifications as well as reduce environmental impact.
  *The company implemented a responsible paper sourcing policy, and in 2013
    launched a new portfolio of label materials that use Forest Stewardship
    Council (FSC)-certified paper.
  *Worldwide workplace safety results continued to be far better than the
    U.S. general manufacturing average. Two-thirds of company-owned and
    -operated facilities were injury-free during 2011 and 2012.
  *The company participated in 160 customer audits of manufacturing
    facilities in 2011 and 2012, with the average number of findings per audit
    declining by nearly two-thirds from 2010.
  *The Avery Dennison Foundation more than tripled its investment in emerging
    markets between 2010 and 2012, donating a total of $2.2 million.

Scarborough noted that the company plans to set new long-term targets that
will include goals for the sourcing and composition of its main materials –
paper and petroleum-based resins and chemicals – in addition to higher goals
for energy, greenhouse gas emissions, waste and workplace safety.

“We are passionate in our belief that we can make a difference for all of our
stakeholders,” Scarborough said.

About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) is a global leader in labeling and packaging
materials and solutions. The company’s applications and technologies are an
integral part of products used in every major market and industry. With
operations in more than 50 countries and more than 26,000 employees worldwide,
Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations that help make
brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. Headquartered in
Pasadena, California, the company reported sales from continuing operations of
$6 billion in 2012. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

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Avery Dennison
Media Relations:
David Frail, 626-304-2014
david.frail@averydennison.com
 
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