Debbie Shakespeare

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While her entire career has revolved around the broader apparel supply chain, Debbie Shakespeare has been driving meaningful and impactful results within the Apparel Solutions division of Avery Dennison for the past decade. As the Senior Director overseeing Sustainability, Compliance and Core Product Line Management, Debbie ensures Avery Dennison is on track to deliver on its 2030 goals and holds suppliers to appropriate environmental and social sustainability standards. She also serves as a sustainability spokesperson to organizations and companies. During her time with Avery Dennison, Debbie has established a Procurement organization within Hong Kong and China, built the Customer Supply Chain, and developed and deployed Avery Dennison’s FSC sourcing strategy. Most recently, she kickstarted the company’s Blockchain pilot. Before her current role, Debbie led the procurement and supply chain organization within Avery Dennison and played a critical role in developing and implementing supplier standards across the company’s complete global supply chain. Originally from the UK, Debbie currently resides in Boston, Mass. with her family of three.

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Action must be taken now, across businesses of all sizes, to reduce their carbon emissions and remove waste from the supply chain.
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Consumer attitudes toward sustainability have been intensified by the pandemic. Global lockdowns caused a temporary reduction of industry and transport, and consumers noticed the benefits this had on their environment. As such, the pandemic provided a reckoning moment and spurred hope for the future of the environment. Even as normal activity resumed in Q3 2020, these intentions to implement change remained.

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