In this day and age one of the most important parts of the corporate world has got to be the arena of Corporate Responsibility and Philanthropy, and women like Alicia Procello Maddox are leading the charge. As President of the Avery Dennison Foundation, Alicia Procello Maddox, has made an amazing career out of helping others, from the foundation arm of one of the largest corporations in America!
Avery Dennison is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of pressure-sensitive adhesives and materials. While also maintaining one of the best corporate foundations around. As the President, Alicia Procello Maddox oversees a number of amazing projects, that make an amazing difference around the world. Projects that touch areas of education, women’s rights, sustainability, environmentalism, and much more. The best part is that these projects the Avery Dennison Foundation, has undertaken, while under Alicia Procello Maddox’ leadership, are focused on bettering some of the most underserved parts of the world. Places where the opportunities for individuals to get a proper education, gainful employment, or sometimes even their basic needs met can become difficult, and cause a great deal of stress in everyday life.
For most corporations areas such as these are often used as manufacturing hubs, as cheap land, and even cheaper labor can be found with ease. And while Avery Dennison is no different, with factories all over China, and parts of Argentina, Alicia Procello Maddox and Avery Dennison make an amazing effort to provide workers with positive conditions and better financial and working standards then they will find anywhere else. Alicia Procello Maddox and the corporate foundation has also made it a goal to provide community enrichment, charitable acts, scholarships, educational grants, and truly done their part to provide assistance to the people of these lands.
With all that has been done, Avery Dennison and Alicia Procello Maddox are continuing their march towards global sustainability in the coming years. While much of the world’s corporate systems reap and take from the resources, Alicia Procello Maddox and the Avery Dennison Foundation are doing their part with initiatives such as their goals for Sustainability by the year 2025. An interesting idea, that will allow this global manufacturing and distribution giant to do a lot of good in helping to limit the exposure to the environment.