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aVenco's Commitment to Diversity and Excellence Celebrated with WEConnect International Certification

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Bowmanville, Canada – May 28, 2024– aVenco, a pioneer in the converting of parchment baking paper rolls, is proud to announce its certification by WEConnect International, a global network that connects women-owned businesses to qualified buyers around the world. This milestone marks a significant achievement in aVenco's journey, highlighting the company's dedication to diversity, inclusivity, and sustainable business practices.


Founded in 2022 with a mission to provide premium quality parchment baking paper rolls that reduce ecological footprints, aVenco has quickly emerged as a leader in the industry. The company's success is rooted in its commitment to trust, transparency, and excellence. By leveraging the expertise of Primabake, a unique paper made in France that is PFAS-free, compostable and recyclable, aVenco offers products that meet the highest standards of functionality and responsibility.


"Our journey began with a simple idea: to create a locally produced alternative to conventional existing Genuine Vegetable Parchment Paper rolls available in North America. Additionally, several retailers source their paper from Chinese-unsafe manufacturers, lowering the quality of products offered to customers”, shares Kathy Chapman, President of aVenco. “We saw an opportunity to make a difference with Primabake by producing parchment paper that not only performs exceptionally well but also aligns with our values of sustainability".


aVenco's story is one of collaboration and innovation, driven by a talented team of women who have been instrumental in shaping the company's vision. The international scope of aVenco, spearheaded by women, underscores the company's dedication to diversity and global collaboration. This commitment has now been formally recognized with the WEConnect International certification, a testament to aVenco's status as a majority women-owned enterprise.


Charline Werner, Head of Communication at aVenco, reflects on this achievement: "Being certified by WEConnect International is a proud moment for all of us at aVenco. It validates our efforts to foster an inclusive and diverse workplace, and it shines a light on the incredible contributions of women in our industry."


Women-owned businesses are increasingly vital to the global economy, growing at twice the national average and contributing over a trillion dollars annually. By supporting women-owned businesses like aVenco, consumers and partners play a crucial role in promoting economic growth and innovation.


"At aVenco, diversity and inclusivity are not just buzzwords; they are the core of who we are," explains Chapman. "Our team of dynamic women brings fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to the table, making our products and our company stronger."


aVenco's certification by WEConnect International is more than just an accolade; it is a reflection of the company's ethos and commitment to creating a positive impact. As a majority women-owned business, aVenco is dedicated to leading by example, demonstrating that diversity and inclusivity are fundamental to success and sustainability in the modern business landscape.


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About aVenco

aVenco is a global converter of parchment baking paper rolls with a strong commitment to sustainability and innovation. Majority-owned by women, the company operates two strategically located plants with an annual production capacity of 20 million units. As a subsidiary of Avere Corporation and an exclusive distributor of Primabake life, aVenco provides high-quality, environmentally responsible parchment paper products to customers worldwide


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