Our economic sustainability is the foundation that supports our other sustainability efforts. For over 60 years, our companies have been focused on profitable growth through innovative product development, outstanding customer service and efficient manufacturing processes. We strive to create and deliver value to all our stakeholders, even amidst the most difficult and challenging market conditions. At the forefront of our research and development efforts is the constant quest for new innovative dispensing systems. We also maintain a deep-rooted entrepreneurial spirit which allows us to deliver quality products with greater convenience and functionality. These benefits help our customers provide value to end-consumers. And, because of this, we are ultimately better able to continue to further invest in our businesses and products for the benefit of all Aptargroup stakeholders.
We recognize the important contributions our dedicated employees have made in establishing Aptargroup as the leader in our field. Our social sustainability efforts are focused on the health and well-being of our employees, in addition to supporting the communities where they live, and where our operations are located. It is our goal to meet the highest safety standards in all of our endeavors to ensure a safe working environment for our employees. Employees at every level of the company are expected to maintain a pro-active, conscientious attitude toward issues of health and safety, to accept responsibility for their own safety and for the safety of those with whom they work. Also, it is the policy of the Aptargroup to comply with all local and national labor laws. While Aptargroup does not have one centralized community support network due to our broad geographic presence, we encourage our operations to support their local communities according to local customs and needs.
At the heart of our core values is a requisite that we will manage our businesses with respect for nature and future life on Earth. Accordingly, we have established global and regional environmental committees to address the ways in which our products and processes could impact the environment. We also partner with our customers and our suppliers to identify ways to reduce the environmental impact throughout the packaging supply chain.