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Aptar Pharma receives Excellence in Pharma: Sustainability Initiative of the Year award at CPhI Worldwide 2017


The company was awarded for its Landfill Free Certification programme

AptarGroup, a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative dispensing and sealing solutions for the beauty, personal care, home care, prescription drug, consumer healthcare, injectables, food and beverage markets, was awarded the inaugural Excellence in Pharma: Sustainability Initiative of the Year at CPhI Worldwide 2017. The award was presented as part of the CPhI Pharma Awards Gala, which took place in Frankfurt, Germany.

Aptar was awarded the Excellence in Pharma: Sustainability Award for its Landfill Free Certification programme, a global internal certification programme which promotes the efficiencies and conservation of natural resources in a manufacturing setting. Facilities that achieve at least a 90 per cent reuse and/or recycling threshold are eligible to receive internal Landfill Free Certification. With more than 40 per cent of Aptar’s manufacturing sites already certified through this programme, Aptar has achieved significant accomplishments in waste reduction, cost savings and employee engagement. The programme is incorporated as a measurable aspect of Aptar‘s global sustainability strategy and Aptar anticipates more facilities will achieve certification in years to come.

Data from Aptar’s recent customer satisfaction surveys demonstrated the growing importance of sustainability to customers and supply partners. Therefore, Aptar’s internal programme further reinforces that Aptar is prioritising the needs of its customers in line with its own company mission and corporate social responsibility.

Yann Ghafourzadeh, VP, Sales & Operations Europe – Prescription Division, Aptar Pharma comments, “We are delighted to have been awarded the Sustainability Initiative of the Year at the CPhI Pharma Awards. It is great to be recognised for the progression of Aptar’s Landfill Free Certification programme, which has been significant within our global sustainability strategy. We have aligned our programme with our customers‘ requirements and we are dedicated to responding to what sustainability considerations are important to them. We look forward to further Aptar facilities obtaining the internal Landfill Free Certification in the future.”

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