The announcement was made by Avery Dennison executives in Dhaka, Bangladesh, at a meeting with local media.
“We remain committed to supporting the apparel industry in Bangladesh through continued investments in our employees, facilities, manufacturing capabilities, and the local community,” said Shawn Neville, President, Avery Dennison RBIS.
“We will continue to invest in our employees to improve their quality of life through enhanced training and development programs, safe working conditions, as well as sustainable, fair and ethical business practices. Our facilities meet or exceed all local requirements for EHS (Environmental Health and Safety), as well as employee benefits and compensation.”
“Avery Dennison’s business practices in Bangladesh are consistent with our core values,” noted Dean Scarborough, Chairman, President and CEO of Avery Dennison. “Corporate social responsibility including employee safety and sustainability are a key foundation of our culture. I’m proud of the progress we’ve made in Bangladesh since we opened our first plant ten years ago and we’re committed to investing further in our employees, customers and community.”
“Avery Dennison has been an outstanding leader in Bangladesh,” noted Major General K. M. Mominur Rahman, Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA). “They have been an excellent partner in the social and economic development of the country operating two world-class, safe, and employee oriented manufacturing facilities in BEPZA.”
To further improve the lives of the people of Bangladesh, The Avery Dennison Foundation continues to advance the causes of education and sustainability in the communities where Avery Dennison employees live and work. In Bangladesh, the Foundation will be investing in a life skills program to support educational advancement of Bangladeshi students in senior grades through college who live in Dhaka and the surrounding regions.
“Investing in our employees and community is very important to create a strong sustainable foundation for our company and communities we operate within,” says Rishi Pardal, Vice President and Managing Director, Avery Dennison RBIS, South Asia.
About Avery Dennison RBIS
Avery Dennison RBIS, a global leader in apparel and footwear industry solutions, is a $1.5 billion division of Avery Dennison. Avery Dennison RBIS provides intelligent creative and sustainable solutions that elevate brands and accelerate performance throughout the global retail supply chain. We elevate brands through graphic tickets, tags and labels, embellishments and packaging solutions that enhance consumer appeal.
About Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major market and industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and 30,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent.
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