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Our sustainability scorecard will position us toward world-

class standing in our sustainability efforts by centering

attention on what our stakeholders consider most critical

to Aptar and by measuring our viability across different

aspects of people, planet and product indicators.

For example, we previously measured and reported

sustainability performance with an intense focus on carbon

emissions through our CDP (formerly known as the Carbon

Disclosure Project) climate change results. Although we

have improved our CDP scores each year, this was a limited

and narrow view of our global sustainability efforts. The

new approach, unlike the previous method, incorporates

both quantitative targets and qualitative actions, resulting

in measurable statements that provide a more holistic view

of our efforts. In 2015, we assigned progressive targets to

each of the carefully crafted statements with the objective of

achieving, by year-end 2018, at least 95 percent of the plans.

Transparency is the foundation of sustainability programs,

and this scorecard will enable us to measure new

key indicators in order to improve our sustainability

communications over time. It can also serve to strengthen

trust and improve relationships with stakeholders.

Six Elements of Our Scorecard

We constructed a weighted scorecard of six high-level

areas that other companies and organizations often include

in evaluating their sustainability programs. The indicators

deemed most important to Aptar were based on materiality

assessments from key stakeholders, a requirement under

the GRI. Our six key elements, shown here, are Environment/

Energy, Labor, Compliance/Risk, Product Responsibility,

Engaging with Suppliers and Stakeholder Engagement.

The scorecard includes a list of criteria and custom

measurements for tracking each of the material issues we

are focusing on through 2018. Baseline measurements began

in 2014 and we intend to communicate information about

those measurements to our employees quarterly in 2016.

A Team Effort

Our sustainability scorecard exemplifies why I am so proud

to lead our global sustainability efforts. It was a true team

effort by a cross-functional steering committee that worked

closely together in 2015 to develop the scorecard and the

targets. Our team members demonstrated inventive spirit

and collegiality that fueled our discussions and decisions.

With this scorecard, employees from varying Aptar functions

take ownership for, manage and measure progress over

time as we continue along this journey of continuous

sustainability improvement.

What’s Ahead?

Our 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report will discuss

our initial progress toward meeting the scorecard’s year-

end 2018 targets. And in this report’s next three sections

– People, Planet and Products — we highlight the 2015

sustainability achievements using the scorecard elements.

As you read through our report you will see where we are

today and learn more about our plans for the future. I invite

you to assist in our continuous improvement efforts by

sharing your

feedback .

As Stephen Hagge explains in his CEO letter, Aptar has taken a

proactive step to improve how we measure and communicate our

sustainability progress with the development of a new scorecard. This focused predictive

scorecard was custom-built using the results of our materiality assessments, conducted

as we developed our Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 sustainability reports.




Supplier Engagement

> Screening of suppliers

> Supplier social and

environmental performance

> Collaborative projects








> Aptar product system

sustainability score

> Energy performance

> Landfill free certification


> Workplace incident severity

> Employee training

> Turnover due to resignation


> Legal and anti-bribery


> Product recalls and litigation

> Environmental risk


Product Responsibility

> Customer satisfaction

> Sustainable materials

> Design for sustainability

Stakeholder Engagement

> Employee involvement

in local teams

> Communicating our

sustainability progress

> Impacting communities

in which we operate