Terms/Conditions of Use

All statements and documents on this website set forth the terms and conditions of engagement between Avery Dennison, including all of its affiliated entities and our suppliers (“Supplier” or “Suppliers”). The information contained on this website may change from time to time and without notice. It is the obligation of the Supplier to periodically review the terms contained on this website in order to verify compliance. For the avoidance of any doubt the contents of this website are in addition to any formal contractual arrangements in place between Avery Dennison and its Suppliers, and will be construed and interpreted as part of those contractual arrangements. 
These contents of this website is normally updated January each year. The new version supersedes all previous versions. All previous versions will remain in effect until updated.

No salesman, representative, or agent of AVERY DENNISON is authorized to give any guarantee, warranty or make any representation or changes that are contrary to the above.

Supplier Standards

The Avery Dennison Supplier Standards describe the minimum working conditions and employment standards with which our Suppliers are required to comply. Only Avery Dennison may modify or change these requirements and conditions in connection with a particular situation faced by a Supplier. These Supplier Standards underscore our commitment to operating with integrity in our business activities, meeting the requirements of our customers, complying with government laws and regulations, providing employees with a safe and healthy working environment, treating employees with dignity and respect, and to protecting and preserving the environment.

Restricted Substances List Policy (AD RSL)

The Avery Dennison Restricted Substance List (AD RSL) is a practical tool to assist our Suppliers in avoiding and controlling materials that may represent hazards to the health of users or to the environment, in addition to those which may have been banned by governmental agencies, that may influence end-of-life properties, or that may cause other concerns.
The RSL will be updated as required and published here. It is the responsibility of the Supplier to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and check for this RSL as it changes regularly. Where the relevant laws and RSL conflict, the higher standard shall prevail. The failure of Avery Dennison to post an updated RSL shall not relieve the Supplier from meeting the current obligations.

Social Compliance Supplier Guidebook and Self Audit Form

The Avery Dennison Social Compliance - Supplementary Standards Supplier Guidebook is designed to assist all factories involved in the production of Avery Dennison products to comply with our requirements in factories' social compliance standard. This guidebook is intended as a guideline only.

Avery Dennison expects factories to be familiar with and comply with all laws and regulations relevant to their business. Factories must comply with all applicable national and local laws and regulations. In situations where there is a lower threshold or standard provided by national and local laws and regulations and the standards described in the Guidebook, factories will be required to meet the higher standards. To the extent factory reasonably believes that compliance with this Guidebook may cause factory to be in violation of local laws or regulations, factory should immediately contact Avery Dennison to discuss the particular concern. You should seek legal advice as appropriate.  

  • Click to Download the Avery Dennison Social Compliance - Supplementary Standards Supplier Guidebook

The Social Compliance Self Audit form is a tool that has been developed to help our Suppliers assess their current status and identify areas for improvement with regards to social compliance, Supplier operating standards and health, safety and environmental criteria. Please use this tool as a basis for continuous assessment. You may still be subject to periodic audits by Avery Dennison or its customers and this tool will help you develop the programs and practices needed to be in compliance. This tool is thorough and is provided as a guide but by no means is it intended to be exhaustive, complete or create any guarantee that Supplier will meet any audit conditions or requirement. 

Please feel free to share any additional feedback or questions. 

Please send feedback/questions to our Senior Compliance Engineer Tel (86) 20 3992 3144 

Supplier Qualification 

We enforce strict qualification requirements for our Suppliers. Avery Dennison in its sole discretion may modify, change or waive certain conditions in connection with specific situations. To be qualified as our Supplier, the following criteria are required:

  • Agree with Avery Dennison’s Social and Product Compliance Policy and such other terms and conditions as  Avery Dennison may require.
  • Having satisfactory social compliance audit results which may be carried out by Avery Dennison or a third party 
  • Having an accredited quality management system in place or one which has been qualified by Avery Dennison after our quality audit has been completed.

If you have any questions concerning your ability to meet these conditions please contact our Senior Compliance Engineer Tel (86) 20 3992 3144  Audit performance is considered as part of the criteria for future sourcing and may be used to guide the development and deployment of future training modules. Supplier agrees that as a condition for working with Avery Dennison, the results of the audit may be used by Avery Dennison in connection with any purpose deemed necessary by Avery Dennison.

We also request Suppliers to retain samples for each product run or batch for Avery Dennison to perform regular product compliance audits to ensure the products fully comply with our RSL and other requirements. Sample Retention and Traceability record requirements is stated here -