Russia has successfully achieve PEFC re-endorsement of its national forest certification system, confirming that it meets PEFC’s globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks and ensuring that Russian certified forest owners and companies can benefit from the global acceptance of PEFC. With the Russian Federation containing an estimated 800 million hectares of forest, the equivalent to over 20% of the world's forest area and more than Canada and Brazil combined, the continued development and increase of sustainable forest management in the country will have considerable environmental, social and economic benefits.
AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR), a global dispensing solutions provider, today released its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report. The report highlights activities that took place across the company’s global portfolio throughout 2014 and is the first prepared by AptarGroup using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 framework. This report includes information about global energy consumption for which AptarGroup has obtained external assurance regarding the reliability of the data.
AptarGroup strives for solutions respecting the environment and conserving natural resources. Featured in the report are examples of the work AptarGroup has done to reduce waste to landfill; test and evaluate new, more efficient equipment; and institute new processes and procedures to reduce energy and water use.
“We are committed to managing our business with respect for our employees, customers, communities and the environment,” said Steve Hagge, President and CEO, AptarGroup. “The 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report features many of our success stories and on-going sustainability efforts, along with our initiatives for the future.”
By conducting life cycle assessments and exploring alternate materials, AptarGroup makes every effort to better the impacts our products have on the world in which we live. In addition, AptarGroup continuously invests in research and development to provide new, innovative dispensing solutions that improve the lives of millions of consumers.
To minimize paper waste, AptarGroup encourages readers to view the Corporate Sustainability Report at www.aptar.com/sustainability-overview.