Impact and dependencies assessment
The company has not holistically assessed its impacts or how it depends on nature, including biodiversity. It has an opportunity to start such an assessment across its value chains, focused on quantification of its impacts or dependencies.
Key areas and species
The company does not disclose key species or areas important for biodiversity affected by its operations or suppliers. It has an opportunity to increase its transparency.
Ecosystem conversion and restoration
While Avery Dennison has committed to achieve 100% certified paper, no evidence that the company has a commitment to ensure zero conversion across its relevant high-risk commodities Whilethe company states it commits to use only paper and packaging materials made of wood fiber harvested under conditions that promote social and environmental responsibility and stewardship, it does not disclose activities to achieve conversion-free supply chains. While the company has a timebound certification target, this does not translate into a time-bound targets to achieve conversion-free supply chains. Avery Dennison commits to sourcing 100% of paper fiber from certified sources, thus committing to minimising conversion. The company discloses some activities to minimise ecosystem conversion. The company does not disclose a commitment to restore ecosystems. The company does not disclose details and outcomes of ecosystem restoration projects in areas affected by its own operations or by its suppliers.
Resource exploitation and circularity
No evidence was found regarding the company’s efforts to work towards a circular economy or which organisms it exploits. The company has an opportunity to develop a strategy and publicly report on specific, time-bound targets. The company does not disclose efforts to improve soil health.
The company demonstrates it is reducing water withdrawal in its own operations. While Avery Dennison has water efficiency timebount targets, it does not disclose a time-bound target to reduce water withdrawal across its own operations. The company reports how much water is withdrawn for its own operations in water-stressed areas. The company does not report a decrease in water pollution. The company does not disclose its processes for managing and monitoring discharge water quality. The company does not regularly report on water pollution. The company does not disclose targets to reduce water pollution. The company does not disclose a commitment to respect the right to water. The company does not disclose its processes for implementing preventive and corrective action plans for identified specific risks to the right to water and sanitation in its own operations.
Solid and air pollution
The company is reducing the production of hazardous waste. While the company set a new target regarding the circularity of plastics, it does not disclose quantitative evidence that it is reducing plastic use and waste in its own operations The company does not report on the amount of plastic waste generated and proportions directed from or to disposal. Avery Dennison discloses some of its facilities track non- GHG emissions parameters but does not disclose corporate-level data on air quality parameters of emissions of harmful air pollutants. The company does not report time-bound targets to reduce air pollutants across the most material parts of its value chain.
Greenhouse gas emissions
Through its corporate reporting as well as its CDP Climate Change survey, Avery Dennison reports it is reducing its GHG emissions across all three scopes. The company commits to reducing its Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 70% and its Scope 3 GHG emissions by 30% by 2030, along with a long term ambition of net-zero by 2050 across all scopes. The company reports progress against its time-bound targets across all three scopes.
The company has not identified any activities that could lead to the introduction of invasive alien species in its own operations.