Following CDP’s 2020 global score release, companies responding to the full version of the CDP climate change questionnaire also receive a Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) in addition to their climate change score. The companies with the best SER are celebrated as Supplier Engagement Leaders –this year the top 7% of companies who disclosed to the full climate questionnaire.
The SER provides a rating for how effectively companies are engaging their suppliers on climate change. CDP assesses performance on supplier engagement using a company’s response to selected questions on governance, targets, scope 3 emissions, and value chain engagement in the CDP climate change questionnaire. For its 2020 disclosure, Aptar received an A for overall Climate Change score, earning a position on the prestigious CDP A List.
“Aptar is proud to join nearly 400 companies in earning a place on CDP’s 2020 Supplier Engagement Leaderboard. By working with our suppliers to reduce their emissions, and through our focus on science-based targets, we hope our dedication sparks action across the supply chain,” said Beth Holland, Vice President, Sustainability. “Aptar will continue to focus on engagements with out entire value chain on climate action.”
As a part of Aptar’s global sustainability strategy, the company aspires to collaborate with thought leaders to cultivate an innovative supply chain that is both socially inclusive and environmentally conscious, to meet customer and consumer needs. In 2020, Aptar worked to better define our supplier social and environmental risk and performance screening program. The company also focused efforts to improve emissions from scope 3 topics, according to our science-based targets, specifically as it relates to raw materials and transportation of goods. In 2021, Aptar has plans to launch a program with EcoVadis to advance our supplier screening and engagement capabilities.
Sonya Bhonsle, Global Head of Value Chains at CDP, said, “Companies’ emissions don’t end at the factory door. In fact, CDP data shows a company’s supply chain emissions are over 11.4 times greater than its direct emissions on average. Meaningful corporate climate action means engaging with suppliers to reduce emissions across the value chain. Despite the challenges from COVID-19, in 2020 nearly 400 companies achieved a place on CDP’s Supplier Engagement Leaderboard. Congratulations to these companies – as a Supplier Engagement Leaders, they are driving the transition towards the net-zero sustainable economy”.