With this pledge, Avery Dennison joins more than 140 companies who voiced support for a strong outcome at the United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015, and have underscored its commitment to reducing emissions from operations.
“Signing the pledge was an easy decision because we’re already doing the things that the pledge asked of us,” said Dean Scarborough, Avery Dennison’s chairman and CEO. “We unequivocally support an agreement coming out of Paris that takes a strong step toward a low-carbon future. We are cutting our own carbon emissions and taking additional measures to tackle climate change.”
Scarborough emphasized his company supports strong and immediate efforts to curb emissions for reasons both ethical and commercial. He said, “Climate change is an imminent global threat that demands urgent action from all segments of society – including business – while we still have time to act. It poses risks to people, communities, ecosystems and, obviously, our business. Responding to climate change by reducing emissions is, above all, a moral imperative. It’s consistent with our company’s ethics and guiding principles. And if we want to stay in business for the long term, then addressing the risks posed by climate change is simply sound strategy.”