Avery Dennison’s InvENT Scholarship – Alicia Procello Maddox

As the President of the Avery Dennison Foundation, Alicia Procello Maddox has been an integral part of one of the foundation’s newest education initiatives, the Spirit of Invention InvEnt Scholarship. The scholarship was created to recognize and reward students who show, an aptitude for invention, innovation, and overall academic excellence.

Alicia Procello Maddox and her team at Avery Dennison created the scholarship mainly for the benefit of students in China and India, who excel in the fields of science, engineering, and technology. By helping to create the scholarship, Alicia Procello Maddox is providing students with much needed funds to purchase books, as well as cover associated expenses of schooling. In her time with Avery Dennison, Alicia Procello Maddox has made a number of amazing strides for people, young and old in China and India, and the InvEnt scholarship allows young adults who previously would not have any means of affording a higher education, the opportunity to attend college. The scholarship is something that the foundation hopes to be able to provide to students in many different countries every year, making it an annual act of educational enrichment. This goes along with Alicia Procello Maddox and Avery Dennison’s efforts to bolster the economies as well as the quality of life for those living in the countries where they have factories.

Many corporations should learn from the actions of Alicia Procello Maddox and Avery Dennison. Not only have they provided jobs to underprivileged regions like China and India but they are now providing the younger generations with an opportunity to strengthen their education systems, as well as providing the leaders of the future with knowledge and skills in important developmental fields like engineering, science, and technology. Hopefully with the contributions of Alicia Procello Maddox and others like her, generations to come in the underserved world can live a fruitful and prosperous future, with the enrichment of education.


A Philanthropic Executive In Corporate America – Alicia Procello Maddox


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.


Recent Avery Dennison Foundation Sustainability Efforts


Alicia Procello Maddox

For nearly a decade, Alicia Procello Maddox has led operations at the Avery Dennis Foundation in the position of company president. In the role as president, Alicia Procello Maddox has led Avery Dennison in championing green company initiatives.

A leader in the label and packaging materials production industry, Avery Dennison has undertaken a number of pressure sensitive initiatives and engaged in other projects designed to enhance the company’s sustainability efforts. Most recently, Avery Dennison successfully installed a Turnhout, Belgium-based wind turbine that will meet 30 percent of the location’s electrical needs. The company’s 2017 sustainability activities also saw Avery Dennison employees come together and reduce market-based absolute emissions by more than 10 percent, surpassing objectives established at the start of the year.

Success in 2017 was built off of similar initiatives in 2016. Over 90 percent of solid waste was diverted from landfills in 2016, with 58 percent of diverted waste going through recycling processes. In total, 59 Avery Dennison locations around the world now operate landfill free.