2020 Women on Boards
AptarGroup received a Winning Company 2015 award from
2020 Women on Board, a nonprofit organization committed
to increasing the percentage of women serving on company
boards to at least 20 percent by 2020. It reports that the
percentage of women on boards increased to 18.8 percent
in 2015, up from 14.6 percent in 2011. Three of Aptar’s 10
directors are women.
Women’s Forum of New York
Women’s Forum of New York, a nonpartisan organization of
more than 400 women leaders, presented AptarGroup with
a 2015 Corporate Champion certificate for having 20 percent
or more women on its board. The organization salutes
companies that know women on boards “is good business.”
Best Workplaces Italia
For the second year in a row, Aptar’s divisions in Chieti,
Pescara and Milan, Italy, were recognized as Best Workplaces
Italia by the Great Place to Work
Italia Institute. The awards,
which assessed 109 Italian companies with more than
40,000 employees, were distributed in February 2016.
Aptar Italia ranked 12th in the overall large company
ranking and third among manufacturing companies. For
the competition, Aptar’s human resources team organized
a Trust Index Survey and Culture Audit Assessment for the
employees at the three facilities. It assessed five dimensions
of the internal environment and culture: equity, credibility,
respect, camaraderie and pride. Aptar employees strongly
participated, and the results showed their extremely high
level of commitment and sense of belonging.
Aptar considers it vital that every location
contribute to our overall sustainability
efforts and to our global progress.
Increasingly, sustainability is a focus of
our facility managers as they recognize
the difference that decreasing energy and
water use and waste can make to our
planet — and to our bottom line.
Under the Planet Sustainability Scorecard
you will find our Energy Performance and
Landfill Free Certifications, as well as our
Aptar Production System and Compliance/
We use our SAP Business Intelligence platform to collect
environmental sustainability metrics from each of our
manufacturing locations globally. Representatives from each
site report energy, waste and water data on a monthly basis.
In 2015 we made improvements to the system to provide
additional capabilities for measuring and reporting our
sustainability performance. Most notably was the addition
of a dashboard which enables our regional and global
sustainability leaders to more accurately and efficiently
analyze performance and understand trends. We also
improved our carbon emissions reporting capabilities.
In 2016, we began adding capabilities for more detailed
reporting, for instance we are adding more designations
of fuel oil types and aligning waste types to the categories
within our landfill free program. We are also preparing
calculations to be able to show carbon emissions based
on both local and market driven conversion factors.
Renewable Energy Purchases
In 2015, six of our sites in France, and three in Germany,
purchased renewable energy. Additionally, we have
contracts for other Aptar sites to begin purchasing
renewable energy in 2016 and 2017. Primarily, the
renewable-energy resources bought on the market from
producers are wind and water. Anticipating these purchases,
along with our Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) in Italy,
would result in a decrease in our Scope 2 emissions as
compared to 2014, we obtained third-party data assurance
of our location-based, market-based, and REC claims
(see G4-EN16) to illustrate and verify this trend.
Aptar is committed to using renewable energy sources
and employing less fossil fuel-based energy. This focus
is an important element in obtaining ISO 50001 certification
for energy management, which several Aptar facilities
seek to receive.
We strive for solutions respecting
the environment and conserving
Cigna 2015 Well Being Award – Midwest Region
North American health insurer Cigna awarded its 2015 Well
Being Award for the Midwest Region to the Aptar Human
Resources team, primarily reflecting its efforts to increase
employee engagement and improve health.
Specifically, Cigna cited the active wellness committees in
Aptar’s locations; its partnership with local hospitals and
businesses for presentations and wellness challenges; its
physical activity and nutrition resources available to improve
health, including in the cafeteria and vending machines;
and the consistent completion of health assessments using
We are proud to share these story
selections in summary of our 2015
achievements in the area of People.
There are many more stories to be told
and we invite you to read more about
us in the Aptar Newsroom .
many passionate employees, it is no
wonder we experience continued progress
with regard to the Planet as well. After all,
our people are the driving force behind
our environmental sustainability successes.