Aptar’s emission reduction goals validated by SBTi

Efforts to make Aptar an even more sustainable

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Aptar announced that its science-based targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The Science Based Targets initiative is a collaboration between the CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It aims to establish science-based climate targets as a standard business practice by defining and promoting best practices in a science-based target setting.

By joining this initiative, Aptar will work to align with climate science and supports the transition to a low-carbon economy. Aptar formalized its science-based targets setting an emissions reduction goal consistent with requirements to keep global warming well-below 2° Celsius by 2030. This science-based approach incorporates Aptar’s operations electricity, fuel oil, natural gas, and refrigerant use (scope 1 + 2) and operations within the value chain, including transportation of goods, raw materials, travel, and commuting (scope 3).

“We are extremely proud to advance our efforts to make Aptar an even more sustainable, truly global and inclusive company. Our business strategy focuses on reducing our environmental impact while living up to our purpose and responsibility to society. We remain committed to running and encouraging increasingly energy efficient operations along the entire value chain,” said Stephan B. Tanda, Aptar president and chief executive officer.

Aptar’s targets approved by the SBTi

– Aptar commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 28%by 2030 from a 2019 base year (well-below 2°C)
– Aptar commits to increase annual sourcing of renewable electricity from 57% of total consumption in 2019 to 100% by 2030
– Aptar also commits to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions 14% by 2030 from a 2019 base year (in-line with 2°C)

The actions Aptar takes, and the products and solutions it provides, play an essential role in improving everyday life for patients and consumers worldwide. The company states that it will continue to advance its energy-efficient solutions by reducing emissions and sourcing renewable energy.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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