Commercial, GHG Emissions - August 24, 2020
AptarGroup emissions reductions target approved by SBTi
AptarGroup announced Aug. 20 that their target to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 28% between 2019 and 2030 was approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.
The drug delivery and consumer product packaging provider also committed to increasing their annual sourcing of renewable electricity from 57% in 2019 to 100% by 2030. Additionally, they are targeting a 14% reduction in absolute Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions between 2019 and 2030.
“We are extremely proud to advance our efforts to make Aptar an even more sustainable, truly global and inclusive company,” Stephan B. Tanda, Aptar President and CEO, said in a statement. “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.”
Aptar created their sustainability targets based on the SBTi’s goal of keeping global warming below 2° Celsius by 2030. Their Scope 1 and 2 emissions include operational electricity, fuel oil, natural gas and refrigerant use, while their Scope 3 emissions include operations within their value chain, like transportation of goods, raw materials, travel and commuting.