Geneva, 5 February 2019: AptarGroup, Inc. (Aptar) has joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). 

Aptar is a market leader in dispensing, sealing and active packaging solutions for the beauty, personal care, home care, prescription drug, consumer health care, injectables, food and beverage markets. Aptar operates over 50 manufacturing facilities located across Europe, North America, South America and Asia, and employs over 13,000 people.

Stephan Tanda, Aptar President and Chief Executive Officer said, “We are delighted to join WBCSD and the other member companies who are part of this critical commitment to accelerating the transition to a sustainable world. As a global company, we are committed to reducing our impact on the planet while creating top quality, sustainable products.

“Connecting with WBCSD’s 200 members provides an invaluable opportunity to share best practices and work on larger projects with aligned objectives. We are particularly interested in WBCSD’s innovative work in relation the circular economy, including the Global Plastics Alliance, along with its focus on climate, energy and the Sustainable Development Goals.”

WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker said, “WBCSD is pleased to welcome Aptar as our newest member. We are dedicated to working towards a transformation of the key systems across society, and this can only be achieved in collaboration with companies across the full value chain. Aptar has touchpoints across many products and services that help to improve the lives of millions of people around the globe, and a commitment to ensuring these offers are sustainable for both people and the planet.”

In addition to leading in corporate sustainability, Aptar is committed to seeking opportunities to replace fossil-based resins, to increase their offering of sustainable dispensing solutions and to collaborate with customers on refillable products. The company’s Product Sustainability Team is addressing customer, consumer and regulatory expectations for sustainable product offerings.

To date, Aptar has launched closures in North America and Europe made with post-consumer recycled resins (PCR) and continues to explore additional opportunities for sustainable resins and fully recyclable products.

About Aptar

Aptar is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative dispensing, sealing and active packaging solutions for the beauty, personal care, home care, prescription drug, consumer health care, injectables, food and beverage markets. Aptar uses insights, design, engineering and science to create innovative packaging technologies that build brand value for its customers, and, in turn, make a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health and homes of people around the world. Aptar is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois and has over 13,000 dedicated employees in 18 different countries. For more information, visit www.aptar.com.