Representatives from nature conservation, tropical forestry and the forest industry have all be elected onto the PEFC International Board, following a unanimous vote by the PEFC General Assembly in the Helsinki, Finland. Alongside two returning Board members, Riikka Joukio (forest industry and processing) and Hervé Le Bouler (NGO), we are delighted to welcome two new board members: Gerald Pfiffinger (ENGO and conservation) and Mohd Nurudeen Iddrisu (tropical forestry). "We need forest certification in developing countries," said Dr. Iddrisu, following his acceptance onto the Board. "Now as part of the PEFC Board, I want to take it upon myself to reach out to my fellow ‘countrymen’ in the tropical countries in order to get certification into the national agenda." Click Read More below for additional information.
AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR), a global leader in dispensing, sealing and active packaging solutions, today released its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report. The 2018 Sustainability Report highlights the robust sustainability initiatives that have been implemented across Aptar’s global operations.
As in previous reports, Aptar summarizes various milestones measured and achieved in three key areas of people, planet and product. The 2018 Sustainability Report is based on the Global Sustainability Reporting (GRI) Standards: Core Options, as released in October 2016. In preparing the report, Aptar obtained limited external assurance for absolute energy metrics, carbon emissions and renewable energy purchases. Aptar also responds to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Investor Climate Change, Supply Chain and Water questionnaires each year.
In 2018, the company publicly committed to Science-Based Targets and published five sustainability aspirations: People, Circular Economy, Solutions, Operations, and Suppliers & Partners. In addition to these aspirations, Aptar partnered with its internal Innovation Excellence function to create a dedicated Product Sustainability Team. This team is focused on increased usage of post-consumer recycled resin (PCR), additional opportunities for more sustainable resins and the recyclability of our products. Aptar’s 2019 aspirations, safety programs and community outreach initiatives are also featured in the report.
“I am proud of the progress we have made to reduce our environmental impact and further our position as a sustainability leader. The creation of our Product Sustainability Team and focus on Innovation Excellence, along with the partnerships we have formed with organizations such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the International Solid Waste Association will strengthen our capability to create high quality products while working toward the circular economy goal of designing out waste,” explained Stephan Tanda, President and CEO. “I look forward to sharing more of our sustainability success stories in 2019.”
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