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I am pleased to share AptarGroup’s 2015 Corporate

Sustainability Report, which highlights our ongoing

commitment to people and the planet through our

many global sustainability initiatives and responsibly

made products.




In 2015, our employees received several accolades for the work they are doing both within

the company and in their communities. Among several stories you will read about in this report,

I would like to share that Aptar’s operations in Chieti and Pescara, Italy were recognized as

Best Workplaces Italia 2015

by the Great Place to Work


Italia Institute. Aptar also received

two diversity awards in 2015 for having 20 percent, or more, of our Board of Directors comprised

of women. Also, Aptar’s Lincolnton, North Carolina location received the

Eagle Award

from United

Way in recognition of its service and commitment within the community. Throughout the report,

you will find many more stories about our people and the exciting work we’re doing within

our communities.

The report illustrates several of our recent successes along our sustainability journey.

In 2015, we developed a process to better measure and promote our sustainability

performance in the areas most important to our employees, customers, shareholders

and the communities where we work and live. Specifically, a cross-functional steering

committee developed a custom scorecard that includes several key performance

indicators. Each area on the scorecard is championed by an employee representative

and supported by our executive leaders. The new scorecard is highlighted throughout

this report.



Aptar was one of only two companies at the luxury packaging industry’s annual Luxe Pack

Monaco conference honored for green packaging initiatives. We won a

Luxe Pack in Green Award

for successfully integrating environmentally responsible initiatives within our business strategies

(See page 17 for more about this honor).

Through our internal Landfill Free program, a key sustainability initiative, Aptar facilities continue

to attain certification by achieving at least 90 percent reuse/recycling of materials. By year-end

2015, 15 facilities had certified, including facilities in Europe, North America and Latin America.

More have achieved certification already in 2016.


In 2015 we introduced several new products into the market that offer a sustainability benefit

and we work closely with our customers to ensure our dispensing solutions provide convenience,

cleanliness and security.

Our airless technology won several awards in 2015 for packaging design and also for providing

enhanced security and protection for sensitive formulas. These awards include

Rocher Group’s

2015 Supplier Award


Cosmetique Magazine’s Oscar Award

. In addition, our all-plastic airless

dispenser, called Eden, is 100 percent recyclable and is used on a variety of personal care

products. Following year-end 2015, we acquired Mega Airless, a leader in all-plastic innovative

airless dispensing systems for the beauty, personal care and pharmaceutical markets. This

acquisition allows us to add complementary product and market coverage to our existing portfolio

of airless business.

Upward Momentum

We are extremely proud of the momentum that our entire organization has made on the sustainability

front and are excited about the goals we have set for the future. Our new sustainability scorecard,

which allows us to report more robust key performance indicators, will help us achieve that progress.

Thank you for reading about our scorecard and the many stories of our on-going sustainability

initiatives included in this report. We look forward to further demonstrating our environmental

and socially responsible leadership in the global dispensing solutions industry — for the sake

of our people and the planet.