APC Receives Corporate Social Responsibility Award

American Packaging Corporation Receives Silver Recognition For Its Corporate Social Responsibility

ROCHESTER, NY – American Packaging Corporation, a leading flexible packaging converter in North America, has received a Silver Level Recognition award from Avery Dennison for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.

To collect supplier data, Avery Dennison hired an independent rating agency called EcoVadis to conduct a performance survey. Using its unique CSR assessment methodology, EcoVadis analyzed American Packaging’s performance over four major categories, i.e. Environment, Labor Practices & Human Rights, Fair Business Practices, and Sustainable Procurement. The assessment compared American Packaging’s performance against other companies of similar size, location, industry sector and pointed out strengths and areas for improvement.

Untitled-1 copyAmerican Packaging and Avery Dennison are strongly aligned in their commitment to work collaboratively across its entire value chain to address the environmental and social impacts of its products and processes. Both companies have built a culture of integrity and believe they can create positive change by helping others improve their sustainability performance.

“In addition to complying with regulations, being able to demonstrate your CSR performance is becoming a key differentiator amongst competitors” says Ray Graham, VP of Operations. “American Packaging has focused on environmental, economic and social sustainability for several years and will use this assessment and suggested improvements to reach our goal to attain Avery Dennison’s gold status with next year’s assessment.”

All of American Packaging’s facilities maintain ISO 14001 registrations and have received multiple recognitions for environmental and exemplary human resources practices. Including multiple sites achieving 100% land-fill free status, completing the 4 pillar SMETA assessment, achieving OSHA VPP-Star Worksite status and receiving Rochester’s Top 100 and Best of the Best Workplace in the Americas awards for several years. All demonstrating APC’s prominent position when it comes to embracing CSR and the approach we take with our employees, the environment and the communities we serve.

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