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
STEPHEN J. HAGGE
PRESIDENT + CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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
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
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
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
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.
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.