Labeling and packaging materials manufacturer Avery Dennison Corporation  has signed a wind power purchase agreement (PPA) with Apex Clean Energy to offset 50 percent of the company’s  greenhouse gas emissions derived from electricity consumption.  The PPA is a key component of Avery Dennison’s 2025 sustainability goal to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by at least 3% annually, and by at least 26% overall between 2015 and 2025. The agreement demonstrates Avery’s commitment to clean energy and is part of the company’s new participation in World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Climate Savers Program.
Additional goals set with WWF include covering the equivalent of 100% of electricity consumption at Avery Dennison’s U.S. operations with renewable energy by 2025 and addressing climate change through other areas of operations, such as maximizing use of paper made with recycled or certified wood fiber.
According to Roland Simon, VP of global procurement and global sustainability leader at Avery Dennison, the partnership with Apex is one of the ways Avery Dennison continues to create shared value for the company, the industry and communities worldwide.