ESG in Review: Advocating for a More Circular Economy and Furthering a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

At Aptar, it’s not just about making a better dispensing or drug delivery system, it’s about making a difference. As a recognized leader in our field, we take our place of influence seriously. We give back to the communities where our people live and work. We want to be part of the solution for a more sustainable world. That’s why we are advocating for a circular economy where recycling improves and the use of recycled materials becomes the norm in our industry. We want to deliver solutions and shape the future.

To that end, we are proud to be named “One of the Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies 2019” by Barron’s and one of “America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020” by Newsweek.

Here is a quick look at our Environment, Social, Governance key partnerships and achievements from the year.

Circular Economy

Aptar is a signatory of the Ellen MacArthur New Plastics Economy Global commitment and has joined forces with organizations, such as CE100, that are committed to changing how we produce, use and reuse plastic. Aptar also became a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Connecting with WBCSD’s 200 other members provides an invaluable opportunity to share best practices and make a circular economy a reality.

Aptar’s partners, PureCycle and Terracycle, were both named to the TIME 100 Best Inventions for 2019. PureCycle Technologies was named for their Ulta-Pure Recycled Polypropylene (UPRP) which is a food grade recycled resin and Terracycle was included for their e-commerce platform, “Loop”, where customers can purchase products they know and love in refillable containers and Loop will pick up the containers after use to be cleansed and sent out again.

Diversity and Inclusion

Today Aptar is taking steps to lead in gender diversity and equality in the workplace, by enabling a culturally diverse workforce and nurturing an inclusive and welcoming culture.

These principles are pervasive throughout Aptar’s organization, beginning at the very top. Today, 30% of Aptar’s Board of Directors is comprised of directors added in the past two years, with 50% being added in the past 5 years. The Board includes 40% women and all Board committees are chaired by women directors. We have been recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York as a Corporate Champion for leading the way toward gender balance on corporate boards. Aptar is also included in the SPDR® SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF (SHE), which invests in US large-capitalization companies that rank among the highest in their sector in terms of gender diversity within senior leadership positions. Aptar has also joined more than 60 other leading global companies in the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change movement through a commitment to furthering gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Looking Ahead to 2020

Guided by our core values, we embrace our humane and compassionate workplace that welcomes everyone and actively supports the communities where we live and work. We promote openness, honesty and feedback across all stakeholders.

Our distinctive corporate culture is strengthened by the trust and respect we have for each other, our unique and immersive training programs, and our support of a healthy and balanced life for all.