Smurfit Kappa recognised for its sustainability commitment

Smurfit Kappa has received 11 nominations across eight categories in the prestigious 2014 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards.

The high number and variety of nominations underpins the company’s position as a leading player in its sector. Smurfit Kappa’s nominations fall mostly within sustainability-focused areas, in recognition of its ongoing commitment to delivering sustainable and innovative solutions to its customers.

Smurfit Kappa’s Vision on Sustainability was launched in 2013 with an increased focus on tackling climate change through measures such as targets for CO2 reduction. This commitment is embedded within Smurfit Kappa’s new global brand initiative, Open the future, which highlights the company’s focus on opening opportunities with its customers by utilising its expertise, insights, and industry leading innovation, including the building of new customer experience centres around the world.

Gary McGann, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “Smurfit Kappa is very proud to have received 11 nominations in this year’s PPI awards. These particular nominations reflect our efforts in creating value for our shareholders by growing our business and by proactively building on our relationships with our customers to provide them with sustainable and innovative packaging solutions. This forms the basis from which we will also be able to create value for our customers while enhancing the social and natural environments in which we are embedded.”

Launched in 2009, the PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognising the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. The 2014 winners will be announced in October.

Smurfit Kappa has been nominated for the following awards:
  •  Bio Strategy of the Year Award
  •  Environmental Strategy of the Year Award
  •  Managing Risk and Safety Award
  •  Global CEO of the Year Award
  •  Advances and Innovations in Specialty Papers – two nominations
  •  Innovation in Sustainable Packaging – two nominations
  •  Advances in Production Efficiency
  •  Innovation in Luxury Packaging – two nominations