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.
Alicia Procello Maddox – It is a joy to fill in as the President of the Avery Dennison Foundation. Our gifts in manageability have a significant effect on nature, as well as more essentially on the lives of the general population living in regions where ecological issues are testing.
In some cases we can impact change by essentially giving a grassroots association the assets they have to handle nearby issues in an inventive way — issues that, as a rule, wouldn’t generally be tended to.
In 206 we influenced a two year to allow Global Greengrants Fund. Through our give, we’re subsidizing seven female-drove grantees chipping away at issues of ecological maintainability and ladies’ strengthening—two of the Avery Dennison Foundation’s need territories. The stipends will bolster ladies enhancing groups in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific Islands.
Our concede is now at chip away at Tansin, an island stitched with wilderness and savanna in Northeast Honduras. The vast majority of Tansin’s 50,000 tenants are indigenous Miskito. Most live in towns open just by pontoon or plane and rely upon subsistence cultivating for survival. Deforestation from substantial scale farming, alongside progressively unpredictable climate, debilitates the group’s survival.
While numerous nearby Miskita ladies function as agriculturists, they tend to profit and have less access to nourishment than men since they need access to arrive, seeds, innovation, budgetary administrations, and a voice in legislative issues. Our concede is helping the Women’s Association of Tansin kill that dissimilarity by showing ladies about economical cultivating and backwoods administration. The gathering will prepare ladies in edit expansion, coordinating tree preservation into cultivating practices, and serving the traveler exchange.
Through these trainings, nearby ladies will turn out to be all the more financially autonomous and actualize maintainable methods for bringing home the bacon. The Women’s Association of Tansin expects that 92 neighborhood family units will profit by the undertaking, totaling more than 600 individuals.
Alicia Procello : It is a pleasure to serve as the President of the Avery Dennison Foundation. Our grants in sustainability make a profound impact not only on the environment, but more importantly on the lives of the people living in areas where environmental issues are challenging.
Sometimes we can effect change by simply giving a grassroots organization the resources they need to tackle local problems in an innovative way — problems that, in many cases, wouldn’t otherwise be addressed.
In 206 we made a two year grant Global Greengrants Fund. Through our grant, we’re funding seven female-led grantees working on issues of environmental sustainability and women’s empowerment—two of the Avery Dennison Foundation’s priority areas. The grants will support women improving communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific Islands.
Our grant is already at work on Tansin, an island quilted with jungle and savanna in Northeast Honduras. Most of Tansin’s 50,000 inhabitants are indigenous Miskito. Most live in villages accessible only by boat or plane and depend on subsistence farming for survival. Deforestation from large-scale agriculture, along with increasingly erratic weather, threatens the community’s survival.
While many local Miskita women work as farmers, they tend to make less money and have less access to food than men because they lack access to land, seeds, technology, financial services, and a voice in politics. Our grant is helping the Women’s Association of Tansin eradicate that disparity by teaching women about sustainable farming and forest management. The group will train women in crop diversification, integrating tree conservation into farming practices, and serving the tourist trade.
Through these trainings, local women will become more economically independent and implement sustainable ways of making a living. The Women’s Association of Tansin expects that 92 local households will benefit from the project, totaling more than 600 people.
Another grant grantee of Global Greengrant Fund supports the village of Venustiano Carranza is located in Chiapas, the southernmost Mexican state, which shares a border with Guatemala.
Most of Venustiano Carranza’s 750 inhabitants are indigenous, and are dependent upon subsistence farming for their livelihoods and survival. Recently, the community has documented a disturbing increase in women experiencing malnutrition, illness, and death due to poor diet and consumption of food contaminated with pesticides and carcinogens.
In order to address this critical situation, a local community group, Batsil Antsetik, A.C. is using a $2,500 grant to establish an environmentally-friendly and self-sustaining organic food production center, which will serve as a demonstration and training space for the community and improve food security for 33 families, with the goal of increasing the production of organic foods with female leadership to ensure inclusion of all community members in agricultural decision-making processes.
Trainings at the center will include organic farming, environmental sustainability, nutrition, poultry and rabbit management, composting, and organically growing fruit trees. Women’s leadership trainings will also be offered including an exchange of experience with groups of women from other communities. The project will reduce the use of harmful pesticides, increase the local food production to improve nutrition for children and women, promote women’s leadership, and encourage public conversations on gender equity and human rights.