Aptar receives a platinum rating from EcoVadis

The award recognizes Aptar’s sustainability efforts towards the planet

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Aptar has received a platinum level rating from EcoVadis for its sustainability efforts towards the planet
Aptar has received a platinum level rating from EcoVadis for its sustainability efforts towards the planet

Aptar has received the Platinum level rating to recognize its sustainability efforts from EcoVadis. The Platinum rating places Aptar among the top 1% of the nearly 85,000 companies rated by EcoVadis across all industries.

“We are extremely pleased that we have achieved Platinum status from EcoVadis. This is a testament to our achievements in the areas of environmental stewardship, labor, and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement,” said Stephan B Tanda, President and chief executive officer at the company. “I would like to thank all Aptar team members for propelling us forward in these key areas, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to care for our planet, and proactively driving towards a more circular economy.”

Platinum level rating is rewarding for Aptar

EcoVadis has grown to be a trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. Its methodology is built on international sustainability standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, covering 200+ spend categories and 160+ countries. The Sustainability Scorecard illustrates performance across 21 indicators in four themes – environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.

“EcoVadis’ Platinum status is certainly a major accomplishment for Aptar as we have progressed year by year. Witnessing the journey over the past eight years from Bronze to Gold and now to Platinum is extremely rewarding. This result further proves our passion for, and commitment to, sustainability throughout our entire organization,” said Beth Holland, vice president, Global Sustainability.

 

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.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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