CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR), a global leader in dispensing and sealing solutions, today released its 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report. The 2017 Sustainability Report highlights the robust sustainability initiatives that have been implemented across Aptar’s global operations.
As in previous reports, Aptar summarizes various milestones measured and achieved in three key areas of people, planet and product. The 2017 Sustainability Report is based on the Global Sustainability Reporting (GRI) Standards: Core Options, as released in October 2016. In preparing the report, Aptar obtained limited external assurance for absolute energy metrics, carbon emissions and renewable energy purchases. Aptar also responds to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Investor Climate Change and Supply Chain questionnaires each year.
In 2017, the Company established an Operational Excellence organization with five pillars: Manufacturing, Engineering/Industrialization, Supply Chain Management, Quality and Environment, Health and Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S). With this, a global network of regional leaders and site-level representatives was created within the EHS&S pillar. Together, these teams executed many initiatives which are highlighted in the report, along with examples of a renewed focus on safety, and stories of progress with environmental and social initiatives.
“We are pleased to share the latest chapter in our ongoing sustainability journey. At Aptar, we believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences will spur new ways of reducing our environmental impact and continue to drive our vision for a circular economy,” explained Stephan Tanda, President and CEO. “I am proud of the progress and success we’ve achieved to date, and I am optimistic that we will achieve many more sustainability milestones throughout 2018.”
To minimize paper waste, Aptar encourages readers to view the Corporate Sustainability Report at https://www.aptar.com/sustainability_report.
Aptar is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative dispensing and sealing solutions for the beauty, personal care, home care, prescription drug, consumer health care, injectables, food and beverage markets. Aptar has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. For more information, visit www.aptar.com.
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