People

 

Empowering people and communities

It is Smurfit Kappa’s ambition to be recognised as a globally admired company, a great place to work and an employer of choice for top talent. These ambitions are not just about our business growth, but based on our understanding that our success is driven by our highly valued and motivated teams, across the world.

Employees who find meaning at work are happier, more productive, and more engaged. This is well understood by the business community. People who believe their job has meaning and a broader purpose are more likely to work harder, take on challenging or unpopular tasks, and collaborate effectively. We aim to create meaningful work with a broader purpose, while ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our people at work, on their journey to and from work and home.

Number of employees
48,000
Social investments in 2021
€4.9m
Global reduction on TRIR in 2021
1.7%

 

This is why Smurfit Kappa strives to constantly evolve and improve its People Strategy and why our HR pillars: People Development & Talent Management, Employee Experience for Performance, Inclusion, Diversity & Equality, Reward & Recognition have been developed. These are underpinned by the five fundamentals of our HR strategy - Safety and Wellbeing, Legal Framework, Employee Relations, HR Information Systems, Internal Communications.

In the communities where we are located, and aligned to the principles of our Foundation, Smurfit Kappa is focused on breaking cycles of poverty and dependence when and where they exist, beginning with the younger generations.

Learn more about how we support our people