Delivering for all stakeholders
Sustainability creates value and is a core element of our strategy. We collaborate with customers and suppliers, sustainably growing their and our businesses throughout the value chain. Our innovative packaging solutions are material efficient, produced sustainably and support customers in delivering their sustainability objectives.
Since 2007, when we started reporting our progress in sustainability, our approach has been to make our performance measurable, transparent and tangible. We report our progress annually, and have our sustainability data independently assured using GRI Standards. We then convert the data into tangible, unique customer-relevant information to support. our innovation and design processes. Certifying our management systems adds transparency and credibility for our stakeholders, and having clear policies helps everyone understand how we govern our performance.
We are committed to managing our business ethically, in accordance with our declared values recognizing that good social citizenship, reflected in how we interact with our employees, business partners and local communities, is an integral ingredient in creating a sustainable future.
We believe that ethical business conduct must be promoted from the most senior levels of the business, and fostered through the whole organisation. Smurfit Kappa has specific policies on key areas of sustainability, which are integral in improving future performance.
To sustainably grow our business we favour short supply chains and will work with suppliers aligned with our sustainability principles and policies.