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.