Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials North America has expanded its portfolio of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified products, which now totals more than 500 products.

The number of FSC products will continue to increase as the company works to meet its aggressive sustainability sourcing goal: to source 100% certified claim paper products by the year 2025, 70 percent of which must be FSC-certified. To date, 84% of all paper facestocks offered by Avery Dennison in North America are certified, and of that, 78% are FSC-certified.

“As an industry leader, Avery Dennison has worked hard to add to our FSC-certified portfolio, growing from 150 products in 2016 to more than 500 products today,” said Tina Hart, vice president, Marketing, Avery Dennison Label & Packaging Materials.

FSC is the gold standard for sustainable forestry practices. To achieve FSC-certification, products must come from well-managed sources that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. Avery Dennison also partners with the Rainforest Alliance, which works directly with forest stakeholders to create sustainable management plans and improve market opportunities for these small landowners.